Ductless Split Air Conditioning
Central air conditioning is a great cooling option for many homes, but it’s not the best fit for everyone. Here in Western Massachusetts, there are quite a lot of older homes that are not equipped with efficient ductwork for central air; for instance, homes with boilers instead of furnaces don’t have duct systems. Moreover, if you’re planning an addition to your home, it may be prohibitively expensive to extend the duct system into the new rooms.
Fortunately, there’s a cooling option available that doesn’t require any ductwork at all: the ductless split system. At Hurley & David, we can provide the same comfort and efficiency with a ductless system that you’d get with a central air conditioner. Ductless systems are also available in dual-purpose heat pump models, meaning the same compact unit will take care of all your heating and cooling needs throughout the year.
Benefits of a Ductless Split System
Besides the obvious advantages of not needing to worry about ducts, ductless systems have a few key advantages over regular central air conditioners. The average central air conditioner loses up to 30 percent of its cooling power to leaks in the duct system; having your ducts professionally sealed is one way to mitigate this issue, of course, but sidestepping the ducts entirely is another. Ductless systems use special variable-speed compressors to match your home’s cooling needs in real time as outside temperatures change during the course of the day, leading to improved comfort and better energy efficiency. A ductless system also allows for zoned control, meaning you can adjust the AC in different rooms independently to save money or improve comfort.
Because they’re so compact, ductless systems are great options for smaller homes, apartments and condominiums where space is at a premium. With a ductless system, you’ll save plenty down the road because of their reduced energy usage; of course, you’ll have to weigh those long-term savings against the short-term cost of an upgrade. We’ll be happy to help you consider all of your cooling options to find the right solution for your home.
Going Ductless With Hurley & David
If a ductless split system is the right option for your home, we’ll be more than happy to help. Our technicians will install a single outdoor unit, then place up to four indoor units in main living areas of your home. We’ll run special conduits that carry refrigerant between the indoor and outdoor units, and of course, we’ll test everything to make sure it’s running at peak efficiency before leaving your home.
Whether you’re ready to upgrade to ductless cooling or just want to discuss your options, feel free to give us a call at (413) 732-3141 to find out what a ductless split system can do for your home.