More homeowners have chosen to go with ductless air conditioning over the past decade: when people find out about the advantages of bypassing ducts for their forced-air AC, they often rush to have installation done.
With a ductless mini split system, you no longer need to worry about ductwork damage or contamination in the ducts lowering air quality. Ductless systems are also more energy efficient since there is no heat gain along the length of the ductwork. On top of all this, ductless systems permit control of the temperature from room to room.
Before you schedule ductless air conditioning installation in Lakewood, CO, however, there are a few factors to keep in mind. Call up Bell Plumbing and Heating to have all your ductless cooling questions answered. Our experienced installation team will be happy to help you.
Here are 3 things to keep in mind with installing a ductless AC system
- Ductless systems are also heat pumps: The full name of ductless air conditioning is “ductless mini split heat pump.” All forced-air ductless systems are heat pumps, so along with excellent air conditioning, you will also have heating for winter. This is important to keep in mind since it may affect your plans for your current heating system. You may wish to keep a back-up system for heating if the heating mode of the heat pump is not sufficient.
- You need to decide on how many blower units you will have: Ductless systems blow their cooled air directly into rooms through wall-mounted blowers. Part of deciding on installation will be choosing how many of these are necessary to distribute cooling evenly across your home. Does ever room require one? Or do you only need two or three generally located blowers? This choice will also affect the expense of the installation, so work with the ductless installers to come up with the best configuration for your home and for your budget.
- Ductless isn’t necessarily the ideal installation: Because of the numerous advantages of ductless mini splits, some homeowners assume they are the optimal choice for all homes. But there is no such thing as a “best” installation. Every home has different needs and layouts that will affect how well a comfort system cools and heats it. In the case of ductless mini split heat pumps, the presence of pre-existing ducts may make them unnecessary. For new homes and remodeling jobs, on the other hand, they may be the best choice. Let the HVAC professionals guide you in making this decision.
They can perform a load calculation in your home to determine your cooling (and heating) needs, and take you through the steps to find the best comfort solution for you and your family around the year.
If you are interested in the possibility of ductless air conditioning installation in Lakewood, CO, talk to the specialists at Bell Plumbing and Heating.