Learn How This Newer Technology Improves Cooling!
Incredibly popular throughout Europe and Asia, ductless air conditioners are gaining in popularity here in the United States. Whether you live in Auburn, Alabama, Fort Benning, Georgia, or anywhere in between, ductless air conditioners are here to improve your cooling needs, such as eliminating “hot spots” in your home. Let’s learn more!
Because they are not connected to traditional central air ductwork, ductless air conditioners don’t circulate dust, pet dander, pollen and other contaminants from elsewhere in your home. Be sure to change or clean the filter regularly, of course, for optimal efficiency and filtration.
If you currently have a forced air system, be sure to have the ductwork and ventilation inspected and cleaned to prevent accumulation of mold, mildew and other pollutants. Alabama and Georgia HVAC provider Energy Savers, for example, offers services including air duct cleaning and sealing, to eliminate contaminants and energy loss from leaks.
A NATE-certified technician can advise you on how often this service should be performed. If you’ve never done it, or have recently completed a renovation or new construction, you’re an excellent candidate to benefit.
Installation is Simple, Compared to Traditional Systems
It’s possible to install a new system in a single day and with no massive drywall cutting. Ductless air conditioners require a single three-inch hole to be drilled in order to pass electrical and refrigerant lines between indoor and outdoor equipment. The minimal opening also alleviates security concerns, compared to old-fashioned window units.
Quiet and Efficient
Many homeowners forget they have ductless air conditioners because of how quiet they can be. Because the majority of the moving parts are located outside, the indoor operation is unobtrusive. This is a big benefit compared to older technology which sometimes hindered sleeping, working from home or normal conversation or television levels.
If you spend your time in certain rooms of your home, it’s more efficient to increase your cooling in those rooms with the addition of ductless air conditioners and run your current forced air system less, creating a defacto zone control.
Some homeowners mistakenly believe it’s better to shut vents to unused rooms except this creates temperature discrepancies, an opportunity for mold and mildew to grow and your air conditioner to work harder to balance the temperature and pressure throughout the home.
Depending on the model and size, many of the ductless air conditioners are Energy Star certified, saving 20-30 percent on air conditioning compared to traditional systems.
You can achieve amazing flexibility with ductless air conditioners. If you’ve recently built an addition like a sunroom or plan to finish a space, like a garage apartment or a “She Shed,” ductless air conditioners are easily installed regardless of existing ductwork. Have an older home? Ductless technology is perfect for providing comfort without disturbing the integrity of the architecture.
As a bonus, because they’re ductless, something like cigar smoke in a “Man Cave” won’t be circulated throughout the home, making everyone happy.
Suprise! Ductless Systems Can Heat Too!
Even in Cataula, Georgia or Phenix City, Alabama, it occasionally behaves like winter during December and January. Knock the chill off a space so you can enjoy your coffee, hobbies or projects in comfort, regardless of the weather.
Call Energy Savers today for a preventative maintenance appointment, to sign up for a Priority Service Plan or for an estimate on a system replacement if your unit is costing too much in repairs and inefficient performance. Our NATE-certified and fully insured technicians are happy to explain every step of his or her process and answer all of your questions about your HVAC needs in Georgia and Alabama. We want you to feel confident with your heating and cooling system, as well as comfortable in your home!