Are you thinking of installing a ductless air conditioner?
Ductless split systems (also called mini-split systems) are an affordable and efficient way to cool your home. They’re great for home additions that are not connected to your home’s central ductwork, multi-unit complexes (like apartments and hotels) and they also work well as retrofitted add-ons to older homes. These systems are generally easy to install as they do not require incorporation into your existing ductwork.
Here are 3 good reasons to consider installing a ductless air conditioner.
- DUCTS CAN DEVELOP LEAKS EASILY
One of the problems with the traditional ductwork layout is that ducts are susceptible to holes and cracks that can seriously affect the performance of a forced-air AC system. Experts at the US Department of Energy estimate that the typical ductwork system in the United States loses up to 30% of the heated or cooled air that moves through it, resulting in greater energy spending.
- INSTALLATION TAKES LESS TIME AND HASSLE
Installing new ductwork involves major home renovations which take up your time and result in some annoying inconveniences. Installing a ductless air conditioner, on the other hand, only involves drilling a hole in the wall to feed through a conduit holding the refrigerant line and the electrical wiring. One outdoor compressor unit (like that of a conventional home air conditioning system) can hold up to 4 indoor air handlers, which are mounted high up on the walls in different zones of the home.
- BUILT-IN ZONE CONTROLS!
A final reason to install a ductless mini-split is the built-in zone control. While you most likely need to purchase several indoor air handlers to blow cool air throughout the house, each unit also comes with its own thermostat. You can control all of the handlers at once from a single master thermostat or you can control any individual unit separately from the others. This means no arguments from family members about the temperature in their own rooms, as they can set this on their own. And you can save some money by shutting off indoor air handlers in rooms that are not in use.
Contact Us for Split Air Conditioning Systems in Albuquerque
With over 50 years of combined experience, Albuquerque Plumbing, Heating & Cooling provides quality and reliable service for residents and businesses in the greater Albuquerque area. We know that emergencies don’t always happen during business hours; that’s why we offer around-the-clock emergency service every day of the year. Contact us for more information about air conditioning options for your Albuquerque home or business. Call (505) 349-4404 for more information about ductless split systems in Albuquerque.