Let’s break down the difference in traditional AC units versus ductless systems. A traditional AC unit consists of multiple parts, including ductwork installed throughout the attic, which regulates the temperature throughout your house. Ductless units, on the other hand, are as the name says – without ducts. They are smaller units that are typically placed near a window or high on a wall.
Depending on whether you have a single-zone or multi-zone ductless system, they’ll either control the temperature in one room or multiple rooms. Every home and homeowner has different needs for the heating and cooling of their house.
Here are some of the well-known benefits of ductless AC units.
Ductless systems are typically much more energy-efficient than traditional AC units. A ductless AC unit can cut your energy costs by up to 30% when you switch from an outdated AC system. Additionally, you may be eligible for utility rebates and tax credit when you go ductless. The savings is one of the biggest reasons homeowners decide to switch to ductless systems.
Installing a traditional unit and configuring the ductwork can take a while. One of the biggest benefits of ductless AC is an easy installation. There’s less to work with and worry about. Installation is also dependant on how many units you plan to have installed.
With traditional units, you set one temperature for the unit to regulate the entire house. However, we have all experienced a thermostat fight once or twice in our lives. Ductless units are a perfect way to make everyone happy. Single-zone ductless AC systems can control the temperature room by room. Have a room that’s too hot? Need to cool down an extension or enclosed garage? A ductless system is perfect for that problem.
Contact Lee’s Air and Plumbing to see if installing a ductless AC unit is right for you and your home!