You’ve probably seen those glossy full-page ads in your favorite magazine. Someone’s sitting comfortably in a room that’s clean and sparsely decorated, the furniture is stylish, and there’s a small box with a vent blowing conditioned air into the room. That’s a ductless AC system, and for homeowners here in Brooklyn, they’re one of the best ways to add air conditioning to older and historic homes where ductwork isn’t an option.
But how can you know if a ductless air conditioning system is right for you? The Brooklyn plumbing and heating experts at Petri Plumbing & Heating can walk you through the process of deciding on and installing the right model for your unique Brooklyn home.
If you’ve ever built an addition to your home, you know what a struggle it can be to have new ductwork run into the space, and you still have to deal with the hassle of replacing your existing unit most of the time. That’s one place ductless units can provide a real benefit over a central HVAC system. They can be installed anywhere in the home to provide supplemental heating or cooling, and installing them costs less than traditional ducting. Because a ductless unit heats or cools the air surrounding it, rather than conditioning it centrally and piping it around your home, they’re great for those problem areas where a central unit just can’t reach.
Ductless systems are often smaller, self-contained heat pump designs. This means they absorb heat from one space and dump it into another, either removing or adding heat to the home. This is an incredibly efficient system, operating on as little as a quarter of the energy as a traditional electric HVAC unit according to the U.S. Department of Energy.
Finally, one of the things we really love about ductless units is how easy they make it to improve your indoor air quality. Central air systems can make your home’s air worse, as dust and debris get trapped in your ductwork and redistributed around the home. By filtering your home’s air as it passes through the unit, you and your family will be able to breathe a little easier.
These are just a few of the great benefits a ductless system can provide. If you want to know more, we’re always happy to talk about the latest and greatest air conditioning technology. Give Petri Plumbing & Heating a call at (718) 748-1254, and we can have your new ductless unit up and running in no time!