How a Ductless System Works
HVAC solutions in northern Texas need to use a little more creativity than other parts of the country. Places like Mount Pleasant, Texas, face brutal summers. Unfortunately the hot and humid conditions are felt for several months. That means you end up using the AC most of the year, but desperately need heat for only a short time. The capabilities of a ductless system make it an ideal option for air conditioning in our area.
HVAC Units Inside Your Home
A ductless system uses indoor and outdoor components and a furnace just like central air. The big difference is inside the home. Instead of ducts that run through the basement, attic, or crawl spaces and vent air into your home, ductless systems offer electric air-dispensing units in each area of your home that you want to cool.
In the past, people haven’t liked ductless systems because the bulky indoor units got in the way of interior design. Today, they are smaller and sleeker without losing air conditioning power. It is easy to hang these units from the ceiling, mount them on the wall, or even have set as free-standing in your home. Though they might get in the way of your interior design somewhat, today’s interior components are much easier to incorporate into the design of your rooms.
Multiple Indoor Units
You can install a ductless indoor unit for each room that you want to cool. Zoning your home is easy. Control each unit separately to give yourself more interior temperature options. Zoning helps you conserve energy by leaving rooms you don’t use very often at higher temperatures in the summer and lower ones in the winter. With ductless zoning, you can have all your rooms at the right temperature.
Easy Connection Between Units
You’re probably wondering how the indoor and outdoor units connect. A conduit runs between the outdoor and indoor components of a ductless system. The conduit only needs a three-inch hole in the wall, which is why installing a ductless system is so much easier than retrofitting a house with ducts. The conduit can be up to 50 feet long, so you can install ductless units in many rooms of the house and still put the outdoor AC unit in the best spot possible to ensure its energy efficiency.
Eliminate Energy Loss
Ducts and window units can both result in significant energy loss and energy waste. Ductless systems can improve energy efficiency by as much as 30 percent because they don’t have this air loss component.
Window units are also inefficient for several reasons. They’re often positioned in windows that receive a lot of sun, causing the units to get hot when you need them most. Insulating a window with an AC unit can be difficult, which means air escapes your newly cooled room. Plus, many homeowners don’t size their rooms correctly before investing in window units. Ductless systems don’t share any of these inefficiencies when a professional does the sizing and installation.
The Perfect Solution
Though Mount Pleasant is northern enough to experience winter temperatures, much of the year’s weather is quintessential Texas heat. Old window AC units don’t always cut it, especially on those horribly hot days. Ductless systems deliver the right level of air conditioning exactly where it is needed. They are known for being extremely energy efficient and work well in areas like ours that do not have long periods of below freezing temperatures.
With a ductless system, you’ll get AC and heat delivered to each room of your home without a difficult installation process. Stop putting up with the inconsistent cooling you get from window AC units, and enjoy heat that spreads more evenly throughout your home during winter.
At Wood AC, we want to provide you with the best HVAC solutions for your home. Ask us about Bryant ductless systems, and when you choose one we’ll make sure the installation is done right the first time. Call us today at 903-285-6550 to schedule an appointment.
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