Is My House Too Old for Central Air?

Older home

There’s a lot to be said for living in an older house: They’re sturdy, lovingly-designed and carry with them a charm you don’t always get from modern homes.

But when summer comes, living in an older home isn’t always fun, at least if the house in question doesn’t have ductwork.

That isn’t to say that you’ll have to resign yourself to cooling off with ceiling fans and window units. Read on to learn more about ductless air conditioning.

How does ductless air conditioning work?

Mitsubishi Ductless Minisplit

A ductless air conditioner – also known as a mini-split air conditioner – does the same thing as a regular air conditioner, only minus the ducts.

These systems operate using two units. First is an indoor unit that blows warm air from inside your home over cold evaporator coils. The refrigerant inside the coils absorbs the heat and sends it to the outside unit, which expels the warm air.

The benefits of ductless air conditioning

There are numerous benefits to installing a ductless air conditioning system:

1. They save money

Mitsubishi ductless minisplit outdoor unit

One of the key factors leading homeowners to invest in ductless air conditioning is savings. An outdated, inefficient cooling system can quickly cause your energy costs to spike. And because a ductless minisplit system lets you create zones around your home, you can avoid cooling rooms that aren’t in use.

That’s to say nothing of the cost comparison between installing a ductless system and adding ductwork to your home, which leads us to our next point…

2. They’re easy to install

Installing a traditional ducted HVAC system can take a few days, while ductless air conditioning can usually be set up inside of a day, depending on the number of indoor and outdoor units involved. They’re also much less invasive. A traditional HVAC system will involve installers ripping open your walls, but a ductless system just needs a single hole to for the refrigerant piping

3. They provide better air quality

Traditional ducted heating and cooling systems require regular cleaning by HVAC professionals to clear the ducts of dust and allergens. And these particles can still linger, even after a cleaning. But ductless systems offer a multi-stage filtration system that dramatically lowers the dust, pollen and bacteria levels in your home.

4. They reduce your carbon footprint

Ductless air conditioning systems follow Energy Star guidelines from the EPA, meaning they provide much higher energy efficiency than the minimum federal standard. This saves you money by reducing your household’s total carbon output.

Mitsubishi ductless minisplit

And ductless systems use R410A refrigerant, which is known for its zero-ozone depletion potential. This means your system will have less of an impact on the planet.

Have you had it with living in a home or working in an office without air conditioning? All Seasons Comfort Control can help.

We install ductless systems from Mitsubishi Electric, designed to bring you and your family better and more localized comfort. They’re efficient, quiet and easy to install, regardless of the age of your home. Get in touch with us today to find out how we can make your home more comfortable.