It’s often hard to cool a home efficiently without existing ductwork. Fortunately, cooling technologies today offer a good alternative for homeowners with this exact dilemma: a ductless air conditioner is a fairly small unit that can efficiently cool any room in your home. It doesn’t need ductwork, nor is it noisy because the compressor is located outside. Here are three more benefits of ductless air conditioners:
1. Easy Installation
There’s no need to yank out parts of your walls to make way for ducts. An HVAC contractor simply has to make a small hole in the exterior wall of the room. This makes it highly ideal for installations in enclosed patios, extensions in your home and converted living spaces.
Ductless air conditioners are very energy-efficient compared to central systems. It’s estimated that a central air conditioner loses about 40 percent of energy via the ductwork alone through issues like leaks, insufficient installation and unconditioned parts of the home. You do away with these inefficiencies when you have a ductless A/C installed.
User-friendliness is another added benefit of ductless units. They come with their very own programmable thermostats which allow you to set your personal cooling preferences. You can set each room to be as cool as you want.