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Maximize Energy Efficiency With Ductless AC

You’ve probably heard that ductless air conditioning in Cedar Rapids, IA is more energy efficient than some other methods of cooling, but how? Even homeowners who are broadly familiar with AC technology might get a little confused by the idea that these little mini split systems can compete with the big, centralized air conditioning units of just 5-10 years ago.

We’re going to take a deep dive into the technological advancements that these systems espouse. Due to some really nifty changes in how we approach cooling, a ductless mini split system is going to be more energy efficient than other cooling systems, but only in specific situations.

After this blog post, you should be able to determine whether a ductless air conditioning system is right for your home. Or, perhaps you’ll feel confident knowing that your central AC unit was the right call for your house.

How a Ductless System Gets So Efficient

Want to know why ductless HVAC systems are known for being so energy efficient? Here are just a few good reasons.

Customized Heating and Cooling

How often do you spend time in your guest bedroom? If the answer is “not often,” then you might think heating or cooling that space is a waste most of the time. You’d be correct.

With a ductless mini split system, you can feel comfortable with just the units working in the areas where you’re spending the most time. Leave those guest bedrooms uncomfortable if nobody is going to be in them. This will save you a lot of money on energy bills month to month.

Different Temperature Thresholds

For the rooms that are using ductless heating or cooling, you can set specific temperature thresholds in them. The kitchen and living room can be set to cooler temperatures since communal spaces tend to have more people in them and more body heat. The bedrooms or bathrooms can be set a bit higher so that you feel cozy. You can ask a professional about the best, most energy-efficient settings to use for your ductless system.

Electricity and Heat Pump Technology

Heat pump technology works by moving heat instead of creating it. This is an energy-efficient process and it’s what makes these systems so remarkably popular. Just by investing in a ductless heat pump, you’re making an eco-friendly choice for your home that runs on electricity only.

No Ductwork

Ductless HVAC systems don’t require ductwork, which is a major benefit to people who already don’t have ductwork in their homes. But it can be a benefit to those that do as well!

Ductwork is a major source of air leakage in homes across the country. When the air gets sent through ducts, up to 30% of it can leak out through gaps, tears, and holes. Even well-sealed, brand-new air ducts are still going to leak a small amount of air just because they’re not airtight enough to move 100% of the heat that’s created by your system.

Well, ductless mini splits dump all of the heated or cooled air you need right from the air handlers themselves. You never need to worry about air ducts leaking your precious heated or cooled air again!

At Dalton Plumbing, Heating, Cooling, Electric and Fireplaces, Inc., your comfort is our promise! To set up an appointment in the Cedar Rapids area, give us a call at the number above, email or schedule an appointment online. 

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