Today’s air conditioners are the most energy efficient ever available, but there are some systems that may allow you to be more energy efficient than others. One of these systems is the ductless air conditioner. There are a few reasons why a ductless AC can be more energy efficient than a traditional system, and we’ll outline these advantages below. However, it’s important to understand the basics of the system to see if it is a fit for you and your home. It is also important to hire experts for sizing and installation so that you can gain all the benefits a ductless system can offer your home in Denver, CO. First, let’s take a look at the system’s components.
Ductless cooling systems are comprised of two main components: the outside unit, which houses the compressor and condenser, and the indoor blowers, which deliver the cool air. A single outdoor unit can support up to 4 blowers, and indoor blowers are about 3’ long and can be mounted flush against walls or hung from ceilings. The blowers are connected to the outdoor unit via a conduit, and the system begins the cooling cycle when a single indoor blower is turned on.
One of the biggest ways a ductless AC offers good energy efficiency is due to the lack of ductwork. Faulty ductwork can result in up to 30% of your home’s total air loss, which is not something you’ll ever have to deal with when it comes to a ductless system. Another way ductless systems offer good energy efficiency is with customized cooling. The individual blowers allow you to use only the cooling you need, which can reduce your overall energy usage. Lastly, if you choose to install a heat pump with your ductless system, it will also heat your home during winter without the use of any fossil fuels, which can greatly improve your home’s carbon footprint.
Think a ductless system may be a fit for your home in Denver? Call the experts at Bell Plumbing and Heating today and schedule an appointment with one of our AC installation experts!