As winter becomes a distant memory and the spring sun begins to shine again in Berryville, Virginia, you may begin to have concerns about keeping your family cool. Rather than limiting your options to a new air conditioner or heat pump, consider a ductless HVAC system. From improved air quality to flexible placement, find out how a ductless system can keep your family comfortable this spring.
When comfort is at the top of your to do list, you need a cooling system that you can install just about anywhere. One of the main differences between an air conditioner and ductless system is that the latter is much smaller and doesn’t have the placement limitations that an air conditioner does.
At Griffith Energy Services, we can install ductless systems in a number of locations around your home. We can place the outdoor unit in an inconspicuous spot on the side of your home or in the backyard, and the indoor unit can go in virtually any room.
If you’ve ever considered using a window air conditioner to cool down your family, you know how uncomfortable these units can be from a safety perspective. Since they require you to keep a window open around the clock, they can cause serious security concerns for your family.
In contrast, a ductless system can quickly put your mind at ease. When our team installs these systems, we make a 3-inch hole in your home’s exterior wall. This allows us to place the conduit that connects the indoor and outdoor components. After installation, we seal off the opening to prevent leaks from starting or pests from entering your home, keeping you safe and secure.
For comfort-minded homeowners, one of the biggest benefits of ductless systems is that they don’t cool your entire home at once. Instead, each indoor unit typically cools a single room, which has its own thermostat.
This feature makes ductless systems ideal for a number of situations. If you’ve recently finished a room that isn’t connected to your home’s ductwork, such as the basement, attic, or garage, ductless systems offer easy cooling solutions. They also work well on levels of your home that never seem to stay cool enough or in new additions that would be expensive to connect to your home’s duct system.
Improved Air Quality
Central air systems have come a long way in recent years, but many still struggle to manage indoor air quality. In fact, some air conditioners actually cause air quality problems. That’s because HVAC systems depend on an extensive network of ducts, which can break down and develop leaks over time. Some ductwork allows dust and other debris to enter and build up, later dispersing the airborne contaminants throughout your home.
Our team knows how important good indoor air quality is to your overall comfort. That’s why we often recommend ductless systems to homeowners with serious air quality concerns. Most of our systems offer multi-stage filtration, which eliminates pollen, dust, bacteria, and other pollutants from your home’s air supply. You’ll typically need to change or clean the filters every couple of months to keep air quality high, but that only takes a few minutes of your time.
Comparatively Low Cost
Whether you’re on a tight budget for household improvements or you’re simply looking for an affordable alternative to central air, ductless systems fit the bill. While their initial installation costs can be high, these systems can save money over time. There are two main reasons for this.
First, ductless air conditioning systems use less power when compared to central air systems. Second, central air systems cool your entire home at once. In contrast, ductless systems cool an isolated space, so you can keep some rooms cooler than others. That means with a ductless system, you can look forward to lower utility bills and greater energy savings. For most homeowners, that equals true comfort.
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