Thanks to modern technology, it is now easier and more cost effective than ever before to live in great comfort all year long. In fact, there are so many different home comfort systems available that simply choosing which is right for your home can prove to be quite difficult. This is where a Home Performance Contractor has additional value over a standard HVAC Contractor. If you are considering your options for a new air conditioning system, make sure that you give the ductless (or mini split) air conditioning systems some attention. Ductless mini splits are becoming very popular in the historic homes of Portsmouth, Virginia. This popularity is not difficult to understand why. Read the following reasons for cooling your home without ductwork, and see what you think. If you believe that ductless cooling may be a good fit for your home, call the pros at House Call Company to schedule service at 757-398-1820.
Maintain Great Indoor Air Quality
When you take a deep breath in your home, you shouldn’t be worrying about what it is that you may be breathing in. Even so, poor indoor air quality is one of the most common problems that homeowners face today. Pollution, viruses and mold are not only an issue to concerning oneself with outdoor activities any more. Because there are no air ducts to accumulate dirt, dust, and other pollutants within, the ductless system is a great way to protect indoor air quality in your home. In addition, most duct systems in Hampton Roads, Virginia are very leaky. 20% leakage factor is very common in our market place. This means, for every 5 cubic feet of air you move through your duct system, 1 cubic foot either enters or exits the system where it was not suppose to. If it is entering the system, then it is pulling in with it all the contamination also in that space. Attic, crawlspace and walls are very common places where we see air entering duct systems. This is not the air you want to breath.
Cut Down on Cooling Costs
When the heat of summer reaches its peak, you don’t want to hesitate in turning on your air conditioner just because you are concerned about how much it costs to run. Instead, use a ductless air conditioner in order to ensure that you are able to cool your home in an efficient manner. You won’t have to worry about air leaks or unwanted heat transfer in your ductwork, as there is none to consider. Most of these systems run 20%-50% more efficient then standard ducted HVAC systems. Compounding the inefficiency of ducted systems is the heat that is transferred into the ducts when they are traveling through unconditioned spaces like walls, attics, and crawlspaces.
Enjoy Year Round Comfort
The name “ductless air conditioning” is a bit of a misnomer. Sure, you may opt for a designated ductless cooling system. By choosing to use heat pump technology, though, you can actually use your ductless mini split in order to heat your home during the winter season as well. For all of these reasons – comfort, convenient, and air quality – a ductless air conditioner is pretty tough to beat.