We’re getting towards the end of spring, and soon the heat of summer will be upon us. That means now is the time to make sure that your air conditioner is in the best possible shape before the warm weather arrives. If you don’t have a system capable of serving for another summer, you’ll need to find a new one as quickly as possible. While you’re in the market for a new air conditioning system, consider installing a ductless air conditioner. Read on for some of the benefits of installing a ductless air conditioner this spring.
What Is a Ductless AC?
A ductless air conditioning system uses individual air handlers instead of ducts. An air handler is installed in each room in the house that needs air conditioning. Up to four air handlers can be connected to a single outside unit. Each air handler is also equipped with its own thermostat, allowing it to operate independently of the rest of the system. Since ductless systems are heat pumps, they include a reversing valve that allows them to offer both heating and cooling functions.
Advantages of Ductless Air Conditioners
One of the biggest drawbacks of ductless air conditioning is that it can’t modulate its output for different parts of the house. Empty rooms receive just as much cool air as occupied ones, and differences in insulation can create hot or cold spots throughout the house. Ductless air conditioners, on the other hand, can provide just the right amount of output to each room in the home. No more wasting energy on rooms that don’t need it, or inadvertently making your home more uncomfortable. You can also set the ideal temperature for each room in your home, instead of warring with the other members of the household over a single thermostat.