Are There Advantages To Installing A Ductless Air Conditioner?

ductless a/cIf you don’t have central air conditioning in your home, the hot, sticky Los Angeles summers can become very uncomfortable. Window air conditioner units are not always so energy-efficient and they can be a hassle to safely install. Retrofitting a home for central air can be costly if you don’t have existing ductwork. A more energy-efficient and economical alternative is to install a mini-split or ductless AC unit to cool your home. Here are some advantages to installing ductless AC.

No Ducts Required

You do not need to retrofit your home with ducts when installing a ductless AC. Depending on the model, multiple indoor air handling units can be installed without the need to install ductwork. This makes it easy to control the temperature by zones.

Great Where Space is Limited

One of the great advantages of ductless AC is its small size. There is no need for a large air handler that takes up space. The indoor components of a ductless AC are mounted to a wall or suspended from a ceiling and have a sleek profile that is high-tech in appearance.

Only Minor Modifications Needed

The outdoor components of a ductless AC are installed outdoors usually on a concrete slab. The only modification to your home is a drilled hole. This allows for the hookup of refrigerant and electrical lines for the indoor component to the condenser unit outdoors.

Improved Energy-Efficiency

Because there is no ductwork, there is no energy loss that is common with central air systems. A ducted system can lose up to 30 percent of its efficiency as ducts run through attics or other unconditioned spaces.

Improved Indoor Air Quality

Ductless AC units have a better advantage over window units when it comes to controlling humidity in your home. This type of unit can improve your home’s indoor air quality without the use of ducts that can harbor dust, mold or other allergens.