With the cost of energy skyrocketing, every American family is looking at ways they can cut down on energy use at home and on the road. According to research, 30% of energy efficiency savings can be realized in even the oldest homes by simply adding insulation and caulking around doors and windows. The interior of your home can become more efficient with the replacement of your old central air conditioning system with ductless air conditioners, also called ductless mini-split air conditioners. Ductless mini-splits are beautifully efficient systems that combine a compact in-room unit with the energy efficiency of a central condenser and heat exchanger.
Ductless Air Conditioners Save Money
Because they remove ducting from the equation, ductless air conditioners are inherently more efficient than their traditional counterparts. A ductless mini-split system has a small, attractive condenser unit in every room that you need to air-condition, and no ducting, which saves 25% energy loss from ductwork leakage. And unlike a window air conditioner, there’s only a small hole that needs to be drilled into the wall, to move the coolant to and from the central air conditioning system. Ductless units also speed up and slow down based on thermostat need, removing the energy expense of restarting a shutdown compressor. If you purchase an ENERGY STAR ductless model, you can also save money on federal tax credits and local utility incentives!
Ductless Air Conditioner Cost
Ductless units cost several times more than comparable window units. Over the whole house, you will be paying thousands more in up-front costs compared to a traditional ducted system, and the payback period will depend on the climate in your area and your use of the system. With this in mind, know that you’ll be getting that money back on your monthly bill! Your HVAC professional can help you determine if a ductless air conditioner is right for you.
The number of ways that a professional HVAC contractor can save you money versus doing it yourself is limitless. With your professional contractor, you have access to a ready supply of tools, talent, and experience. If you need to install a ductless air conditioning system, call Wilson Heating and Air Conditioning today to get a free consultation with our professionals.