Now that the holidays have past, you know what lies ahead. The hot, muggy summers in Columbus, Alabama, have made living without your air conditioner impossible. With energy bills creeping higher each year, there is a push toward more efficient, less expensive, green-energy cooling options. For builders, renovators and DIY remodelers, ductless cooling is one way to save space, save money, and create more efficient cooling zones in your home.
What Is Ductless Cooling?
One of the best ways to create an energy efficient home is to have a NATE-certified technician install a ductless cooling system. These air conditioning systems, also known as mini-split systems or multi-split systems consist of an outdoor condensing unit and compressor and one or more indoor units with separate blowers and evaporating coils.
Several different types of indoor units are available, but most of them are affixed high on a wall or in the ceiling. They may also be embedded deep in the wall or recessed into the ceiling so that only the grille is exposed.
Benefits of Ductless Cooling Systems
According to Energy Star, the average homeowners spends more than $1,000 every year on heating and cooling, but a large percentage of these costs can be mitigated by purchasing the right system. A ductless cooling system could save you enough money that it pays for itself in only a few short years, and it also provides several other benefits, including the following:
- No ducts or ductwork are required. The most obvious benefit of these systems is that they do not require ducts to deliver cool air to your home. The indoor unit mounted on the ceiling or wall blows air directly into the room where it is located. This not only saves you money but also valuable space, and there are none of the maintenance hassles, such as cleaning and repairing, associated with ducts.
- Ducts are a major source of energy loss. On average, about 20 percent of the air moving through ducts never makes it to the intended destination. It is lost through leaks, punctures and poorly connected seams.
- Ductless cooling is reliable. Although many people have not heard of ductless air conditioners, the technology they employ has been perfected over the last 30 years and has been proven to be reliable.
- A ductless system may deliver cool or warm air. A split-system heat pump can be used to cool your home in the summer and heat it during the winter.
Ductless Systems in Columbus, AL
One of the top HVAC contractors to service Columbus is Riley Heating & Air Conditioning. The company focuses on family comfort and was one of the first factory authorized dealers in the area. All Riley technicians are highly qualified, experienced and NATE certified, so you know you are always receiving expert service. For further information or to request an appointment, contact Riley Heating & Air Conditioning by phone or by completing our simple, online form.