With the arrival of a new season, there is a good chance you are looking for an air conditioner. However, you should weigh your choices before making a final decision. Whether you want heating or cooling technology, ductless mini-split systems are gradually becoming more popular.
Window AC systems, on the other hand, are things from the past now. Ductless mini-split systems, after all, are more efficient, becoming more affordable, easy-to-install, and versatile. Here are some general guidelines that can help you make the right decision:
A Ductless System vs. Traditional Ducted Systems vs. In-Window AC: What is the Difference?
For starters, window AC systems are remotely not as energy-efficient as ductless systems. A traditional ducted system, however, is relatively expensive. Furthermore, the bulk size of the window AC system comparatively makes duct-free option air conditioners more natural.
In addition, window AC units are noisier and can even jeopardize your home security. It is no wonder more people than ever are opting for a ductless system. In terms of design, window ACs serve as a temporary solution.
Conversely, the installation of a ductless mini-split system is more like a permanent solution. You can, for instance, streamline your ductless systems into an indoor and outdoor unit.
Benefits of Ductless Mini Split
The last thing you need is a large and noisy air conditioner unit that would obstruct a beautiful view. A ductless mini-split system provides aesthetic appeal, exceptional energy efficiency, and a higher level of comfort.
With a ductless mini-split system you will be able to have complete control over the quality of cooling during the hot season. Unlike a central cooling system, you can turn off the cooling to rooms that are not in use thereby reducing your overall cooling bill.
Essentially, the air that goes through ductwork loses energy. As a result, your HVAC system becomes less efficient. Ductless mini-split systems, on the other hand, are more energy-efficient and result in a significantly lower amount of utility bills.
Unlike a window unit, the ductless mini-split moves the condenser (the part that does the cooling) to the exterior of the house. This results in a quieter, more enjoyable environment within the house.
Are There Any Downsides?
It requires a larger up-front investment over in-window air conditioning units
It requires regular maintenance
What Else To Consider?
Size of the House
Some of the more popular home styles familiar to Long Island might not have sufficient wall space to allow for a full in-wall ducting system. With a ductless mini-split system, smaller homes such as the Cape Cod or the Ranch can have individualized room control without having to install a complete ducting system within your home walls.
Some sections of Long Island, especially along the shores, can be prone to flooding. Unlike a central cooling system, you can place a ductless mini-split system above flood lines.
Expandability and Control
With a ductless Mini-split, you can select to After that, you can expand your system as per your requirements. Think of it as a zone-controlled system where you can turn off the air conditioning to unused sections of the house. This type of system is also a great idea for any additions to the home.
If you have done work to your home to expand it, your central air conditioning system might not have been increased to accommodate the new house size. A ductless mini-split can help provide the additional cooling needed during the hottest times of the year.
While a number of issues need your consideration before the installation of a ductless mini-split system, they can be a fantastic solution to a number of home air conditioning issues. Whether its wall penetration, handling, or right size, you will need the guidance of a professional contractor prior to installation. Make the right call and contact us to get the additional support that you deserve.