Many people in Old Ottawa South have older homes without air ducts, and often think they have to suffer through the heat and humidity of summer. But there’s a wonderful technological solution to the problem called ductless air conditioners.
They’ve been available on the market for decades, but even after more than 20 years’ experience in the heating and cooling industry, we still find that not many people know about them.
Why Not Try a Ductless AC?
Like central air conditioners, ductless air conditioners have an indoor unit and an outdoor unit. The difference is that with a ductless AC, the indoor unit is a streamlined box that mounts on your wall or ceiling, instead of connecting to the air handler of a furnace. That’s what makes ductless ACs perfect for homes using radiators or electric baseboard heat – in other words, homes without ductwork.
A thin copper pipes carries the refrigerant between the indoor unit to the outdoor unit to bring you cool, comfortable air. Depending on your cooling needs, you can have one indoor unit or up to eight (for multiple independent cooling zones).
Tip: If you have a home with central air, but a room that doesn’t connect to any of your existing ductwork, try a ductless AC. They’re perfect for individual rooms, and it’s a more convenient (and less messy) solution than extending your ducts.
What Are the Advantages of Ductless Air Conditioning?
A ductless air conditioner is one of the best cooling options because it comes with so many advantages.
1. Easy to Install
It’s very easy to install the two parts of the air conditioner, and the copper piping only requires a small hole in your home’s wall. This means there’s almost no construction mess. Installing ductwork would mean gutting many areas of your home.
Because of their small size, the indoor units can be installed in a variety of locations in a room. There are lots of options for working them around preferred furniture layouts and decor.
2. Highly Energy Efficient
Ductless air conditioners are some of the most energy efficient cooling systems you can buy. They can be up to 30% more efficient than a central air system.
3. They Save You Money
Most multi-zone ductless systems are actually heat pumps, which mean they reverse direction in winter, and provide effective heating to temperatures as low as -25°C. Compared to the hot water radiator or electric baseboard heaters you’re using now, you’ll see huge savings in heating costs.
4. They’re Quiet
There’s nothing worse than being awoken from a good sleep by the loud sounds of an air conditioner turning on and off. Ductless air conditioners have been designed to operate as silently as possible.
Ready to Go Ductless?
If you’re ready for the advantages of ductless air conditioning, now is the time to buy – we have ductless air conditioner rebates that will knock your socks off! And when you sign up for our AC maintenance plan, you never have to worry about going without cool air.
Are you ready to reap the rewards?