Ductless air conditioning, sometimes known as ductless mini-split systems or a ductless mini-split heat pump, are trending in the Greater Pittsburgh and surrounding areas. The reason is because these ductless units can be installed into a new home or business, but also can be installed in older homes or spaces that cannot be modified to house air ducts. A popular use for these ductless air conditioners are in homes that use a boiler and radiant heat. Since the home or business does not have ducts to carry hot and cold air from a traditional forced air heater or furnace. A ductless unit can save the homeowner from a costly build out that would require significant remodeling to support air ducts.
The Benefits of Carrier® Ductless AC Systems
Units can cool and heat zoned areas of home
Flexibility in unit placement & installation
Ductless air conditioning consist of a wall-mounted Carrier® ductless air conditioning unit that delivers hot or cold air from the outside unit. The conditioned air is channeled through refrigerant pipes that connect the inside and outside units. This ductless air conditioning option works for any type of home whether it be an older home or an updated home construction.
Energy Efficient Solutions for Home Air Conditioning
One of the most typical reasons why people opt to go ductless is the cost savings: these ductless air conditioning units draw on less power to run – and temperature-controlled air is delivered directly into a room, there is no loss in efficiency from running the air throughout the home’s ductwork systems. These ductless units concentrate the hot or cool air into focal “zones” are being cooled or heated that are being occupied and not the entire home. By having zone level control in your home you can cool or heat the air just in the parts of the home that are being used. The benefit is an overall drop in your utility costs as you’re not having to heat or cool the entire home, just the areas which are being utilized.
Carrier® Ductless Air Conditioning Units
Carrier’s ductless air conditioning units run notably quiet, thanks to Inverter technology. Since you’re able to set the unit to operate at variable speeds, this can contribute to better control over the temperature of the room. The unit’s compressor speed adjusts automatically so the machine isn’t blasting at full capacity nonstop which makes this option energy-efficient to run. Multiple units can be installed allowing for zoned temperature control within your home or business. The multiple units can be controlled with a single or multiple thermostats - whichever is most convenient for you.
Another benefit of ductless air conditioning is the indoor quality improves. Traditional forced air central air conditioning pushes the cooled air through a system of ducts within your home or business. Ducts that have this type of setup will need to have the ductwork cleaned on a regular basis, even after the installation of the central air conditioning. Ductwork cleaning companies tend to recommend your air ducts be cleaned every 3-5 years. Ductless air conditioning units do not require ductwork systems – the cooled air is delivered directly to the room or space where the ductless AC unit is installed. The result is more healthy indoor air quality as the ductless systems uses a multistage filtration whereby reducing dust, bacteria, pollen, allergens and other particulates in the air.
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