The opportunity to now get central air conditioning, is possible through the invention of ductless air conditioning systems, for all persons, regardless of the age of their house or the method currently used to heat it.
Our favorite ductless ac is the Pioneer Ductless Mini Split Air Conditioner. This is a great unit that will keep you cool all summer. It is also fairly easy to install yourself as a DIY weekend project.
Quiet and easy to use, these systems are also energy efficient and are not difficult to install. They can in fact be installed rather quickly. In order to cool only certain parts of your house at any particular time, the systems can be “zoned”.
The system consists of only three parts:
1. Quiet indoor air-distribution units
2. Hidden refrigeration lines that are able to link this/these units to…
3. …an outdoor compressor/condenser.
The parts of the ductless system which are visible inside the house, are holes which are tiny 1-3 inch in diameter, and are found where the distribution units are mounted. Ductless systems are much less visible, in comparison to other types of heating or cooling systems.
The installation of ductless air conditioning does not require any existing ductwork, or anything that is currently used to provide heat in your house.
Advantages of ductless systems:
1. The resale value of your house increases once you install central air, and even attracts buyer interest in some areas.
2. They are very small and almost invisible.
3. Easy to install, ductless systems utilize technology that allows for the system, to be installed with very little if any disruption to walls and facades, already existing in your home.
4. They have flexible types of installations, such as ceiling, floor and/or wall-mounted units, which depend on what will enhance and not disrupt your existing decor.
5. Since they can be “zoned” to specifically cool designated rooms or a combination of rooms, they result in cost reduction and less wastefulness, especially when compared to window units.
In some homes where forced air exists, the ductless systems save energy, and are therefore considered optimal. The energy would otherwise have been lost as air travels through the ductwork. Imagine air that has been cooled, being channeled through a duct in a very hot attic, or hot air passing through a cold basement.
Window air conditioner units are disappearing at an increasing rate, from homes similar to yours…so consider seriously using ductless central air conditioning for yourself!