When summer finally kicks in, the residents of Los Angeles have to find a way of dealing with the excessive heat that it brings. Most homeowners turn to their air conditioning units to cool their homes. Without these essential appliances, your home could have oppressive air and be uncomfortable under that sweltering heat. There is no way of relaxing. Assume that you haven’t had an AC unit installed or that your unit has broken down and cannot turn back on mid-summer.
This could be frustrating and annoying. Faced with such a situation, some homeowners will turn to the internet, frantically searching for a nearby AC company to have their units repaired. Whatever the situation, you must have your air conditioner repaired on time for the continued comfort of your home. The last thing you want is heat waves affecting the aged or children in your home. If you haven’t installed a unit, this might be the time to have a technician install a ductless mini-split system for superior indoor air quality and personalized comfort. But why ductless? And, what is a ductless mini-split AC?
What’s a Ductless Mini Split?
Ductless mini split air conditioners are independent heating and AC units that may be installed in different rooms throughout your home. Each unit is called an “indoor unit” or a “head”, and you can tie several heads to a single AC condenser installed outside. These systems are “ductless” since they don’t require a lot of ductwork, unlike most other heating and air conditioning systems. With several units, you can easily adjust the temperatures inside individual rooms, offering ideal comfort levels at your Harvey, LA, home. Below are some of the reasons why this might be the best cooling system to install at your home:
High Energy Efficiency
The ductless mini-split air conditioners are the best for energy efficiency among the various air conditioning systems in the HVAC industry. Mini split air conditioners have a generally high SEER rating, typically over 20. You will likely save about forty percent or even more on your month-to-month energy utility bills. Computing these savings, you will notice that having an AC company send a professional to install a mini split air conditioner is an excellent addition to your Harvey, LA home and will eventually pay itself off with time.
If some rooms are empty, you can turn off the air conditioner therein, saving yourself a fortune over time. Since there isn’t any ductwork installed, there will be no potential for air leaks from the ducts. In homes with loose air ducts, a good percentage of conditioned air is wasted through leaks from the air ducts. When using ductless mini splits, no air is lost, meaning energy is not lost. Hence, you’ll save the environment and money by having an AC company send a technician to install the system.
Each head is normally installed towards the wall facing outside and at the upper corner. Mini split air conditioning units aren’t too large, meaning they aren’t an eyesore and do not draw a lot of attention. Further, these units are near silent when running, meaning they won’t disturb you when sleeping or when you want a quiet environment.
You most likely will not notice when a mini split air conditioner is running. Mini-split air conditioners are a plus in noise reduction compared to noisy forces air systems or window air conditioning units. Are you planning to install an AC unit before the upcoming summer? Then talk to an AC company about the possibility of purchasing a mini split AC unit.
No Ductworks Necessary
One of the largest benefits of purchasing and installing a mini split air conditioner is that ductworks aren’t necessary. In some homes, ductwork was never installed during construction. This is a huge limiting factor when selecting the heating and air conditioner to install at your home. Ideally, the air duct layout and design should be laid during the construction of your house. This is why it is recommended that you involve an AC company during construction.
Installing the air ducts is also an expensive and time-consuming undertaking. Sometimes, the existing air ducts may be so unreliable or damaged that choosing a ductless air conditioner is the only cost-effective solution. If you’ve had additional rooms built in your home, there is a high probability that you might have left air ducts out of the equation. In such a situation, having an AC company send a technician to install ductless mini-split air conditioners might be your only escape.
The truth is that ductless mini splits can be used for heating and cooling. Above certain temperature thresholds, a mini-split system can be highly successful as a heating system, although not quite as potent as more specialized systems like furnaces. Mini-split systems function similarly to heat pumps by moving heat from the outdoors to the inside. Mini-splits aren’t producing heat as a result. Leverage the dual functionality by having an AC company send a technician to install a ductless mini split air conditioner.
Superior Quality Indoor Air
Every mini-split indoor unit features an inbuilt filter that filters the contaminants such as mold, dust, and pet dander from the air, keeping it healthy and clean. The filters are of high quality, and you can rely on them throughout the year. You also can have an AC company clean the filters during the maintenance service to enhance the efficiency of your unit.
It’s Time to Go Ductless
From the preceding, you can see that installing a ductless air conditioner has many benefits. However, ensuring comfort while saving money is probably the biggest among them. Are you planning to install a new unit or replace your old one? Maybe it’s time to talk with your AC company in Harvey, LA, about installing a ductless mini split AC. For the installation of this appliance, contact us at bluefrog Home Services of New Orleans.