There’s no question that upgrading your air conditioner can be an excellent idea, but many homeowners may be wondering what type of AC system is best for them. If you’re looking for a new air conditioner but aren’t sure what system to invest in, the experts at Northern Services advise switching to a ductless cooling system! Here’s how it can benefit you:
Reduce Your Utility Bill
Air conditioners are essential, but there’s no denying that they use a lot of energy. If you use your air conditioner all summer and wince when you see your utility bill in the mail, ductless cooling may be able to help you. Monthly energy savings are one of the most commonly cited reasons for homeowners to switch to ductless. Ductless units are smaller than the old-school forced air systems and operate with less power. They also enable you to deliver temperature-controlled air straight from the source into your home, as opposed to passing it through ducts; a process that may compromise efficiency.
One of the main factors that deter people from upgrading their air conditioners is the actual installation process — an often tedious and time-consuming ordeal. Everyone wants their air conditioner up and running as quickly as possible when summer rolls around, and temporality not having one during installation can make the whole idea seem unappealing. Older duct systems can often take weeks to install, which can make for a more expensive project and a longer period without cool air. The pipes used by ductless AC units require nothing more than a small hole drilled in the wall and can usually be installed in one afternoon.
Improved Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)
Every homeowner wants to make sure that the air in their home is safe to breathe. Ductless air conditioning can help ensure optimal IAQ. Ducted systems can become dirty and introduce allergens and dust into your home if they’re not cleaned regularly, potentially leading to allergy symptoms and other respiratory issues. Ductless systems utilize multi-stage filters that are simple to replace and can clean air or harm pollutants before you breathe it in.
Choosing the right air conditioner is only part of the process. The other key component is finding an HVAC professional that you trust. Contact Northern Services today to learn more about the benefits of ductless air conditioner installation, repair, and maintenance.