Think you can’t get comfortable in extreme temperatures if you don’t have any air ducts to accommodate a whole-home heating and cooling system? Think again! Ductless air conditioning and heating units can keep you just as comfortable as other central air and heat systems.
1. Whole-Home Comfort
Unlike small window units and portable air conditioning and heating units, a ductless AC and heating system can make multiple rooms in your home more comfortable. You get an outside condenser unit (that looks like the outside portion of many central air conditioning systems and heat pumps) as well as individual blower units for the rooms of the home. The blower moves cool or warm air directly into the room, and it does so effectively and efficiently for whole-home comfort like you’d get with a ducted system.
2. Zone Control
More than likely, you and your family members have had a couple of disagreements about what the temperature should be in the home. With a ductless system, each indoor unit has its own thermostat. This allows you to control one room individually, separate from the others, meaning everyone gets a custom temperature for whatever room they are in (but there is still a master thermostat that controls all of them at once for even whole-home heating and cooling).
Everyone is a little more comfortable and disagreements in the home decrease. It can even help you to save money since you can run just one indoor unit at a time, if you so please.
3. Peace of Mind
We all feel a little bit better running the systems in our homes when we know that they are conserving energy. The efficiency, safety, and longevity of a ductless AC and heating system can give you peace of mind each and every time you run it. Look for a system from a top brand with a high SEER (seasonal energy efficiency ratio)—preferably a SEER over 16—so that you know you’re saving more money and helping to protect the earth’s natural resources.