Ductless (“mini-split”) air conditioners have been available for a couple of decades now. But they are not common in Ottawa. Most homeowners here are still used to old-school central air conditioning or window units. If you’re looking for a change, here are some advantages of installing a ductless air conditioner.
1. Easy Installation
You’ll notice the first benefit of ductless AC right from the start. Installation is simple, involving 3 basic steps:
- Mounting the air handler(s) indoors.
- Drilling a 2 to 3-inch hole from the interior to the exterior wall for the piping.
- Mounting the compressor unit on the exterior wall.
Your Ottawa Home Services pro can set the system up quickly, so you’ll be able to enjoy cool home comfort the very same day.
GOOD TO KNOW: You don’t need ductwork in your house to install ductless air conditioning, and the indoor units’ compact size allows you lots of options in deciding their location. Also, you won’t have to lug heavy units in or out of your window with every change of season.
2. Energy Efficiency
Ductless air conditioning uses a highly energy-efficient inverter technology that continuously fine-tunes its speed, saving energy while allowing you to enjoy more even, comfortable cooling. Some of the most energy-efficient ductless systems are Energy Star-certified, boasting seasonal energy efficiency ratings (SEER) as high as 42.
3. Money Savings
Your ductless air conditioning will save you money in multiple ways. We’ve already mentioned its affordable installation and fuel-saving energy efficiency. In addition, ductless AC requires less complex air conditioning repair, which saves cash and valuable time.
TIP: Professional air conditioning maintenance once a year will keep a ductless system in top condition. With regular care, your mini-split air conditioner may last as long as 20 years.
4. Personalized Comfort
Create zoned temperature control by placing several ductless units in various areas of your home (only one compressor outdoors will be required for up to 4 indoor units). That way, different rooms can be set at different temperatures to keep everyone in your household happy — quite an accomplishment!
5. Space Saver
A ductless system is made of trim, compact components. Indoors, the air handlers are small and neat. For the most discreet version, install ceiling cassettes in a suspended ceiling. That way, you won’t lose any interior wall space — and all that will be visible is the discharge grille.
6. Great Indoor Air Quality
Ductwork is the perfect hiding place for dust, mould, and even insects or rodents. As a result, airborne contaminants circulate in your home along with cool air! With ductless air conditioning, you avoid the indoor air pollution, plus you benefit from heavy-duty multi-layer filtration and better humidity control. It all adds up to a recipe for improved indoor air quality.
7. Heating Capability
Ductless heat pumps function as energy-efficient systems for both heating and cooling, all in one convenient unit. This is an excellent solution for home additions and hard-to-heat areas such as basements.
Ready To Go Ductless?
If you’re ready to install ductless air conditioning, go with Ottawa Home Services. We provide expert ductless air conditioner installation throughout the Ottawa area, working with trusted brands like Mitsubishi.
Still, wondering about the best air conditioning system for your home? Talk to us; we’ll be happy to discuss your AC needs. In the meantime, check out this Google Review, where Marc M. makes some very positive comments about ductless air conditioning and our installation. Thanks, Marc!
Great experience and communication all around. This is an honest bunch of people and a pleasure to work with. Performed a very difficult install of two ductless ceiling cassettes in a tight attic and dealt beautifully with a variety of other logistical challenges. HIGHLY recommended, thanks! (Also, ductless is absolutely the way to go!)