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Are Ductless Mini-Splits Worth It?

How a home can benefit from this type of system

ductless ac Mansfield, MA For many of us, having air conditioning in our home, whether that is through a ductless ac system or a central air system, is essential and a non-negotiable. This holds especially true for us homeowners here in Southeastern Massachusetts where the summer season can get hot and humid. We simply wouldn’t be as comfortable without air conditioning. So it’s understandable that you would want to get the most that you can out of your home’s air conditioning system and feel like the system you’ve decided upon is absolutely worth it.

Your different air conditioning options

When it comes to air conditioning for your home there are a few different ways you can go:

  • Window air conditioners: As you probably can infer from their name, window air conditioners get placed in a window to take hot air out of a room and blow cold air into a room.
  • Central air conditioning: A central air conditioning system uses a home’s built in duct work as well as a home’s air handler fan or furnace. As warm air moves along a central air conditioner’s evaporator coil, the air’s natural heat is removed and, therefore, turned into cool air.
  • Mini-split systems: Otherwise known as ductless AC, mini-split systems make different cooling zones within a house through a connection between a home’s outer wall and the air conditioning system’s indoor air handler and outdoor condenser or heat pump.

The pros of ductless mini-split air conditioning systems

When deciding on the type of air conditioning system may work best for you and your home, it’s important to consider the benefits of each type. Here is a look at some advantages that a ductless ac system can offer a homeowner:

  • Lower costs: Many people consider a ductless air conditioning system to be the most cost effective AC option. This is, in part, because ductless air conditioning systems are extremely efficient and use fewer resources to run and operate. In fact, they have a SEER (seasonal energy efficiency ratio) rating of at least 20 (most standard window air conditioners have a rating of 14). By using a system that uses fewer resources you reduce what you spend on your home’s energy bills.
  • They make air cleaner and healthier: Ductless air conditioners decrease the chances of mold and other various microorganisms appearing, which can happen with systems that use ductwork.
  • Quick and easy installation: It usually only takes about a day to get a ductless mini-split system installed in a home. And not much is required for installation – you really only need access to an external wall.
  • They are environmentally friendly: Ductless mini-split systems are considered to be an environmentally friendly choice since they use less electricity than both central air conditioners and window units.

Ductless mini-splits from W.H. Riley & Son

A ductless mini-split system is a great option for air conditioning if you live in a house or building that doesn’t have ductwork.

The professional team at W.H. Riley & Son can work with you to pick out the ductless equipment that will work best for your home and we can also install it flawlessly.

So if you are in southeastern Massachusetts and thinking about ductless AC or are in need of air conditioning maintenance contact W.H. Riley & Son today!