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Should I Cool My Home without Ductwork?

For many, the split central air conditioner is the final word when it comes to whole-house cooling systems. If you are installing a whole-house AC for the first time, though, or if you are thinking about replacing your system with something new, you may want to consider eliminating ductwork from the equation entirely. There are a few benefits that you may enjoy as a direct result of doing so. How, though, can you cool an entire house without the use of a single air duct? Simple! Just use a ductless air conditioner in Fuquay-Varina, NC.

How Does a Ductless Air Conditioner Work?

A ductless air conditioner does not use air ducts in order to distribute cooled air throughout a house, obviously. Instead, such systems use individual, wall-mounted blowers in order to cool the rooms in which they are installed directly. These blowers are connected to an outdoor unit via power, refrigerant, and any necessary drainage lines. This unique design in beneficial in a few ways.

First of all, you can eliminate the risk of wasted energy via leaky air ducts entirely. That way, you won’t have to worry about paying too much to cool your home due to leaks that you are not even aware of. Air leaking out of your ducts is not the only concern, though. You should also consider what may make its way into leaky ductwork.

Airborne pollutants may be pulled into compromised air ducts, past the point at which the air would be filtered. When this happens, your air ducts may actually distribute pollutants throughout your entire home. This can have serious ramifications for your indoor air quality, but you won’t have to worry about it when you go ductless.

Finally, keep in mind the fact that ductless mini split systems make use of heat pump technology. This means that they can reverse their operation in order to heat your home with outstanding energy efficiency during the winter season. To learn more about ductless mini splits and their advantages, or to schedule service, just give us a call.

Ideal Services Heating & Cooling is happy to handle your AC service needs.

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