Although ductless air conditioning systems have only been around for a few decades now, more Toronto homeowners are installing them. Many people that live in studio apartments, and other smaller homes, use ductless systems to keep their homes cool and comfortable through the hot summer season. Benefits of ductless air conditioning include a simple, compact, and quieter way to cool your home.
Outlined below are some of the benefits and reasons to consider ductless air conditioning for your home in Toronto, Ontario.
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Easy To Install Ductless Air Conditioning
Unlike the complex and traditional ducted HVAC systems that take days to install, ductless systems are relatively easy to install. Depending on your home’s size, you can have a ductless system installed, up and running in a day or even less. If you only have a few-roomed house or are thinking of building a second home, ductless air conditioning systems are the way to go. The installation process isn’t labour-intensive, nor is it invasive or costly.
Watch this video by a homeowner who recently installed a ductless air conditioning system. He will explain the advantages that he found using this AC system.
Improved Personalized Comfort
The traditional HVAC system only has one temperature setting. For example, if you set the thermostat to 25 degrees C, all rooms will share the same temperature. Set temperatures can create disputes in the family, especially if some want the temperature set higher or lower. However, ductless systems allow one to select their preferred temperature in their rooms. Everyone will be happier this way.
Increased Energy Efficiency
Ductless systems are considerably more energy-efficient than traditional HVAC systems since ductless systems:
- Support zoning. You can have units in unused areas switched off to save energy.
- Do not have ducts. The absence of ductwork means you don’t have to worry about air leaks or reduced system efficiency.
- Use variable speed compressors that run continuously at various speeds to cool the house. Traditional HVAC systems that use one or two-speed compressors waste more energy in the process. Variable speed compressors use less energy to achieve the same results as conventional compressors, making them more energy-efficient.
Improve Indoor Air Quality with Ductless Air Conditioning
Ductless systems use multiple layers of filters to filter out any allergens, dirt, dust, and pollen from the air, ensuring circulating air is cleaner than it was. The absence of ducts in these systems also reduces the risk of allergens and pollutants accumulating, hence the preferred and recommended option for individuals with asthma and other allergies. They can serve as dehumidifiers too.
Ductless AC is Compact
Ductless systems won’t take up much of your home’s valuable space. Window units, for example, are small in size and less intrusive. The unit will sit hidden just above the window and perform just as well, even better than the complex and bulky HVAC systems. One of the advantages of ductless systems is that they can share an outdoor unit, allowing for up to four units connected to the outdoor compressor or condenser. If you, however, do not wish to have the units installed on your walls, you can then have a ceiling cassette installed instead.
Ductless Air Conditioning Requires Little to No Maintenance
The only trick to keeping the ductless air conditioner in tip-top condition is to keep the wall vents clear, clean the air filters and the outdoor unit clear of debris. It would also be advisable to schedule inspections at least once annually by a certified HVAC contractor. The contractor should identify any problem areas and fix them in no time. Without major incidences or hiccups, a well-maintained ductless system can last for more than 20 years.
Conclusion – Benefits of Ductless Air Conditioning
Although central air conditioning units are ideal for larger homes, ductless systems are the best option for less than 2,000 square feet. These systems are very energy-efficient and won’t dent your energy bills. Call us today at (437) 537-5579 for more info on how to upgrade to a ductless HVAC system.