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My husband and I have spent a lot of time consulting with an architect. After living in our cramped, starter home for the past 11 years, we were finally ready to make some needed changes to it. We have added an extra 600 square feet of space onto our house. Before the construction began, we finalized the plans for our new heating and air conditioning unit with our HVAC contractor. Because our home was going to be substantially bigger than it is now, we purchased a larger HVAC system. We also installed a new, digital thermostat inside my home. On this blog, I hope you will discover the best types of HVAC units to buy for mid-size homes. Enjoy!


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Installing New Air Conditioning? Why You Should Go Ductless

by Rita Richardson

If you are having a new air conditioning system installed, you have many options to consider. One of these options is a ductless system. Below are some reasons why you should consider this.

Saves Money

One of the main reasons you should consider going ductless is this will save you money in more ways than one.

The air conditioning system uses much less power when compared to a traditional HVAC unit, as this system is much smaller. The cool or warm air is delivered directly into your home without having to first flow through a duct system, so you will not have to worry about any loss of air. There are multi-split ductless systems that allow you to heat or cool specific rooms. For example, you may have one room that you do not use and do not need to heat or cool. Each room will have a thermostat that allows you to set the specific temperature for the room.

Is Eco-friendly

A ductless air conditioning system is considered eco-friendly. This is because the system offers much better energy efficiency. The systems are more energy efficient because they are smaller. Because you have the ability to run the air into only certain rooms, the air conditioning system will not run as much. Fewer cycles means saving electricity, which in turn is good for the environment. In addition, the refrigerant that is used in this type of system has no ozone depletion.

Is Easy to Install

When installing a traditional HVAC system, the system is much larger and there is a duct system that also has to be installed. How much duct is required depends on the size of your home. With a ductless air conditioning system, the unit is much smaller, making it easier for a contractor to handle. This allows them to put the system in place much quicker.

Installing no ducts also saves quite a bit of time. This is because a duct system is installed in the crawl space of your home in most cases. Crawling under your home installing ducts is generally difficult to do, which means it will take much more time.

Talk with an HVAC contractor to learn more about ductless air conditioning systems. This can help you decide of this would be right for you and your current home. For more information about ductless air conditioning units and your options, contact a local HVAC contractor.