Centralized air conditioning has long been the most popular method in this country for cooling a home. However, that doesn’t mean that it’s always the best option. Central air loses a lot of its output in transit from the system to its destination. In fact, the US Department of Energy has estimated that an average centralized forced-air system loses as much as 30% of its output to leaks in the ductwork.
On top of that, a central air conditioner is often linked to a single thermostat. That makes it ill-equipped to serve an entire house, many parts of which may warm up or cool off faster than the area in which the thermostat is installed. Fortunately, there are other options for those who want greater energy efficiency and control over their air conditioning. Let’s take a look at 2 ways in which ductless air conditioning can benefit you.
I. Energy Efficiency
Ductless air conditioning involves installing a unit directly inside the room it is meant to serve. While this does require that a separate unit be installed in each room, the advantages of doing so make up for the inconvenience. Ductless systems deliver all of their cold air directly to the room, which means they don’t lose any air to leaks in the ductwork. This makes them significantly more energy efficient than the average air conditioning system.
Ductless air conditioners are each installed with their own thermostats, allowing them to set their own climate separate from the rest of the house. This eliminates the problem of hot and cold spots that is often created by a centralized air conditioner that relies on a single thermostat. With ductless air conditioning, you can make sure that the room is kept comfortable regardless of the climate in the rest of the house.
If you’d like to know more about ductless air conditioning, call Russell’s Heating & Air Conditioning. We install and service ductless air conditioners throughout Yucaipa, CA.