Any Apple Springs, Texas, homeowner will agree that keeping a comfortable environment in your home can be challenging. That is especially true during hot summer months. Have you considered a ductless AC system to keep your home cool? Here are five advantages you can get from a ductless AC system.
Installing a traditional HVAC system can be a lengthy and complex process if you need to add new ductwork. On the other hand, installing a ductless AC is much faster, and as a bonus, you won't have to go without cool air for long. Ductless installation can be done within a day.
If you are building on to your existing home, a ductless AC system is a good choice. It will often cost less than extending the current ductwork of your central HVAC system to include the new addition.
Money and Energy Savings
Keeping your home cool during summer can put a strain on your wallet. As energy prices continue to rise, your bills may be climbing with no end in sight. A ductless AC system uses less energy, plus cools your home effectively while easing the strain on your wallet.
Ductless AC systems are more energy-efficient for the following reasons:
- Units in rooms that aren't in use can be switched off while you continue to cool the rooms that are in use. This lowers your electric bill.
- Traditional HVAC systems often have leaky ducts that reduce the unit's efficiency. This problem is completely eliminated with a ductless system.
- Most AC systems use a one-speed compressor that switches on and off to keep your home at the correct temperature. Turning it on and off uses more electricity. Ductless AC systems use variable speed compressors that continuously make adjustments to keep the home at the desired temperature. Because they don't have to switch on and off as frequently, they are more energy-efficient.
An energy-efficient ductless AC system also reduces your carbon footprint, allowing you to do your part for the future of our planet.
One of the biggest benefits to a ductless AC system is its compact size. Central HVAC systems are bulky, and window units are obtrusive. A ductless system has only two parts: the outdoor condenser/compressor or heat pump and the indoor air handler. One outdoor unit can connect to up to four indoor air handlers. The indoor air handlers are located on the wall of each room, but a ceiling cassette may also be an option for a more aesthetically pleasing look.
Improved Indoor Air Quality
Another important benefit to a ductless system is the improved indoor air quality. Indoor air with poor quality can have a detrimental effect on you and your family's health. Did you know that the quality of your indoor air can be worse than that of the air outside? With traditional AC systems, air ducts need to be cleaned regularly by professionals to prevent invisible floating particles that can aggravate allergies, spread illness, and stir up respiratory issues.
Ductless AC systems are ideal for those who suffer from allergies or from asthma as a ductless AC system offers a multi-stage filtration which can drastically reduce bacteria, pollen, allergens, dust, and other air particles.
To keep your ductless AC system in good condition, you only need to clean the filters, tidy up around the outdoor unit, and keep the wall units' vents clear. You won't have to worry about having the ducts cleaned professionally or sealing them as you would with a traditional HVAC system.
Schedule an annual inspection with us to conduct a thorough check of your system to identify problems and make necessary repairs. Maintaining your ductless AC can make it last up to 20 years.
McWilliams & Son Heating & Air Conditioning specializes in a variety of HVAC installation services. Contact us today at 936-465-9191 to schedule an appointment to see if a ductless AC system is right for your home.
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