Maintaining a comfortable indoor atmosphere in your Mount Juliet, Tennessee, home isn’t always easy. If you’re looking for a better way to stay cool during the summer, you may want to consider a ductless air conditioning system. This type of cooling system is efficient and delivers targeted comfort. It’s also an appealing choice if you’re planning to add to your living space.
Improved Indoor Air Quality
Indoor air quality is a rapidly growing problem, especially since we spend more time indoors, on average than ever before. Many people are constantly breathing recycled air that can move through a central cooling system’s ductwork up to several times a day. If the ducts are clogged with dirt and debris or the filter in the AC is dirty, you may be exposed to allergens and contaminants that make you sick. Common side effects of poor indoor air quality include congestion, sore throats, eye irritation, skin rashes, and headaches. Prolonged exposure can lead to more serious health concerns, including cardiovascular disease.
Since a ductless system doesn’t rely on ducts to move cooled air, the indoor air quality in a space that relies on this type of cooling system tends to be much healthier. Ductless AC units also include multi-stage filtration that can reduce the presence of allergens in the air, including pollen, dust, pet hair, dander, and other contaminants.
When your home relies on an inefficient air conditioning system, you may notice a steady increase in your monthly bills during the summer season. Utility costs across the nation have also gone up in recent years, which can put a damper on your monthly budget if you’re trying to stay cool and comfortable. Ductless cooling systems are smaller than central air conditioning systems, so they use less power.
This type of system also delivers cooled air directly into a specific room of your home instead of moving the air through ducts, which can allow for energy loss. As a result, a ductless unit can operate more efficiently. You can also set up different zones in the home, providing more targeted cooling and eliminating the waste of cooling down rooms that aren’t being used.
Targeted cooling is certainly appealing when you’re trying to stay more comfortable in your home. Unlike a traditional air conditioning system, a ductless system is set up to provide cool air to a single zone. This might be one room of the home or a larger living area, depending on the size and layout of the house. When you’re relaxing in front of the TV, you can turn on the unit in that area to cool it down, but this won’t engage the other ductless units in other rooms of the house.
Ductless cooling units, also called mini-splits or multi-splits, also work well for home additions. You don’t have to worry about adding to your ductwork or upgrading to a central air conditioning system that can accommodate the additional square footage. Instead, a single ductless unit may be enough to cool down your new addition, helping to save money and energy.
If you’ve ever witnessed the installation process of a central air conditioner, you know that it can take several days. Between the ducts, vents, registers, and heating and cooling units, installing a new HVAC system is a big undertaking for an HVAC technician. A ductless unit is much easier and simpler to install. You can probably have your new cooling unit up and running within a few hours.
A simplified installation process is certainly appealing to a busy homeowner who doesn’t have the time to take several days off work or be disrupted without a functional cooling system. Additionally, you don’t have to deal with uncomfortable indoor temperatures for nearly as long when you have a ductless unit installed.
If you’d like to learn more about the benefits of ductless air conditioning and whether it’s a good option in your home, contact us at Bentley’s Air Conditioning by calling (615) 754-2665.
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