How To Use A Ductless AC Unit To Its Best Advantage

Posted on: 5 July 2016

A ductless AC unit gets its name from the fact that it does not use air ducts to channel cold air to the various rooms in your home. Instead, a ductless AC system will place evaporators directly in the rooms that you want to cool. While eliminating ducts will save you money on installation and maintenance costs, to really save money on cooling costs, you need to make sure that you are properly using your ductless system. 

More Precise Cooling

If you have a guest room or craft room that you rarely use, do you really need to cool it all the time? Does your basement stay cool on its own without the need for piping cold air into its rooms? If you answered yes to either of these questions, then central air may not be right for you. Instead, you should be able to place one of a ductless AC system's evaporators in each of the rooms that you use the most and get all the cooling you need. 

Targeted Cooling

Every room in your house does not need the same amount of cooling. When you use a central-air system, the whole system is governed by one thermostat, so you can only have one setting for your whole house. In contrast, each evaporator unit on a ductless system will come with its own thermostat, so you can tune its output to the needs of the room that it is placed in. For example, if you have one room on the south side of your home, you may need to set the thermostat at a lower setting than a room on the north side of your home.

Eliminating Wasted Energy

With a central-air AC system, you pump air into every room in your home, whether you are using the room or not. While you can shut the vent to a room when you leave it, doing so increases the pressure in your ducts, and can, thus, promote leaks. When you install a ductless system, you can simply shut off the evaporator in a room that you are not using so that you are not paying for cooling you are not using. 

As the above features should illustrate that your primary gain when installing a ductless AC system is versatility. While it is nice to have one central system to keep your whole house cool, you end up paying a lot of money for convenience. When you install a ductless system, you might have to be more involved in turning your thermostat on or off, or choosing just the right setting for each room, but your efforts will help you to save money. To learn more, contact a company likeSeliga Heating and Cooling. 


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