If you have an older home, you may think you are stuck choosing between sweltering hot summers and noisy, inefficient window air conditioner units.
It’s not really a choice is it?
But you know you can’t get a new system installed because there’s no room for the ductwork, the rooms in your home aren’t laid out for a system, or you simply don’t want to ruin the historic beauty of your home with a new system.
The good news is you can have air conditioning in your older home without window units or major renovations.
Ductless HVAC systems are a great solution for older homes.
Why Ductless HVAC Systems Work for Older Homes
In many cases, an older home doesn’t have the space for a traditional HVAC system. The extensive ductwork doesn’t have a place to go when there wasn’t a lot of room left between or under floors.
In other cases, there may be room for the ductwork, but it would mean extensive renovations or tearing down walls which isn’t an option for many people who own older homes. Additionally, if there aren’t existing ducts in the home, installing a traditional HVAC system and ducts for the entire home will be more expensive than the cost of a ductless HVAC.
Ductless HVAC systems, or mini-splits are highly efficient, which makes up for the fact that older homes usually aren’t. The system will take care of hot and cold spots in the home and make it easier to save money on heating and cooling by allowing you to set and run your system in zones.
Advantages of Mini-Split Air Conditioning Systems
Mini-split air conditioning systems have many advantages that attract homeowners to installing the units.
They’re easy to install and as mentioned before, don’t require any major renovations or permanent changes to the home. You can decide how to zone the unit so it makes the most sense and keeps your home the most comfortable throughout the year, even in extreme temperatures.
The units are quiet and easy to use and program. As an added benefit, since mini-splits are ductless, the system doesn’t experience the 30% or more energy loss that standard systems do. When a professional sizes the unit and installs it properly, you’ll experience a comfortable home and some nice savings on your power bill.
A ductless HVAC system may be just the thing for you if you live in an older home. You don’t have to deal with inefficient systems or an uncomfortable home any longer. Contact us online to schedule your free consultation or talk with about how a ductless system may be the right choice for you. We can help you determine the best choice for your home.