No HVAC solution is perfect for every home or business. Central air works well for many people, but there are also advantages to ditching traditional systems. In recent years, Louisville residents have increasingly turned to ductless AC units for their comfort needs. Let’s take a look at some of the most enticing reasons to consider ductless heating and cooling.
Heating and Cooling Where It’s Needed
In a central HVAC system, conditioned air can only be supplied wherever it’s routed by your ductwork. This can lead to troublesome hot or cold spots that are difficult to eliminate. It also means you likely need to expand your ductwork if you add an addition or make other layout changes. With ductless systems, you can easily place mounted units virtually anywhere you’d like. This flexibility ensures more even temperatures and makes it simple to expand your heating and cooling system if necessary.
Eliminated Energy Waste
According to the Department of Energy, ductwork wastes up to 30% of the energy used by your HVAC system. Leaky seams, unconditioned ducts, and other issues prevent a significant amount of treated air from reaching its destination. With ductless AC, however, this waste is entirely eliminated. Air is conditioned inside each unit and delivered right on the spot.
Seamless and Space-Saving Installation
If you don’t already have a central HVAC system, installing a new one could be a major project. Depending on the amount of space available, it may not be feasible at all. In particular, running the proper ductwork requires considerable space and can be a disruptive process. On the other hand, ductless systems are quick and easy to install and cause very little disruption. Individual units can be mounted on almost any floor, wall, or ceiling. Best of all, it’s just as simple to add additional units later if the need should arise.
There’s no doubt that ductless AC is a great way to keep your home comfortable. If these benefits sound appealing to you, find out more by exploring Chapman Heating and Cooling’s ductless HVAC equipment and services.