There is a very good chance that you could. If you are looking for a new air conditioner to replace your old system with, or if you have a new property going up and want to explore your AC options, the ductless mini split is definitely worth your consideration. While not necessarily ideal for every property or every homeowner — though what is? — the ductless mini split has a lot to offer in many situations.
Energy efficiency is certainly one of the major reasons why ductless mini splits in Westport, CT are as popular as they are today. When compared with a central air conditioner, the ductless AC offers a few benefits that help to set its efficiency capabilities apart. Read on, and remember to hire trained professionals to handle your ductless mini split services.
Eliminating Air Leaks
The majority of homeowners still use ductwork in order to distribute cooled air throughout their homes with a central air conditioning system. There is absolutely nothing wrong with this, of course — provided that the air ducts are not only properly sized and installed, but kept in great working condition, too. This is not always the case, and homeowners often are not even aware of the problems with their existing ductwork.
Leaky ductwork can lead to serious energy loss, and that energy loss is going to add to your energy costs until you deal with the problem. With the elimination of ductwork from the equation entirely, however, you don’t have to worry about leaky ductwork because there is no ductwork to leak! This can help to prevent energy waste that you are not even aware of.
Taking (Zone) Control
You can outfit a central air conditioning system with a zone control system that allows you to use different thermostats to maintain different temperatures around your home. Or, you could opt for a ductless mini split system, which is designed in such a way that zone control is just part of the package. With a zone control system, each blower head is controlled independently of the others.
Think about this. You’re cooking away in the kitchen all day in preparation for company. The kitchen is going to be much hotter than, say, the den. Why should you have to crank the AC throughout the house just to keep the kitchen cool? You shouldn’t and you don’t have to. With a ductless system, you can make the desired adjustments in your area, without affecting temperatures throughout the house.
And Heating, Too!
This last one may seem to come out of left field, as we’re discussing ACs, but the fact is that a ductless mini split does both! Ductless mini splits are heat pumps, which means that they can be used all year long to keep your home comfortable. By reversing its operation, a ductless mini split is able to heat one’s home while making use of existing heat in the air outside.
This is what makes heat pump technology among the most efficient means by which to heat a property. Just remember that your heat pump, ductless mini splits included, must be properly sized and expertly installed. That is where we come in.
Schedule your ductless mini split services with Celco Heating and Air Conditioning.