Too Hot To Sleep? Ductless AC Can Help
How many people love snuggling under the covers in a nice cool room to get good sleep? Do you crank the AC in the hotel down to 68 just because you can? If you’re one of the many who do, you might be wishing you had the solution to cooling the entire house to that great temperature for sleeping. Ductless heating and cooling might be the perfect answer for you.
Control Comfort with a Ductless AC
Ductless ac systems can be used to control the temperature of a single room, improving comfort and reducing energy costs. These ductless cooling and heating systems have two main components: an indoor unit that is mounted either on a wall or ceiling and an outdoor unit that houses the compressor. The two components are connected by small copper tubing and offer cooling and heating in one system, which makes these units easier to install and far more efficient than window ACs and much safer than space heaters.
Rather than cranking the thermostat up or down to reach a single room, ductless systems can be used to achieve comfort in those spaces only when they are occupied.
One big advantage of ductless ac systems is their small size and flexibility for zoning or heating and cooling individual rooms. Many models can have as many as eight indoor air handling units (for up to eight zones or rooms) connected to one outdoor unit. The number depends on how much heating or cooling is required for the building or each zone (which in turn is affected by how well the building is insulated). Each of the zones will have its own thermostat, so you only need to condition that space when it is occupied, saving energy and money.
Compared with other add-on systems, mini splits offer more flexibility in interior design options. The indoor air handlers can be suspended from a ceiling, mounted flush into a drop ceiling, or hung on a wall. Many offer a remote control to make it easier to turn the system on and off when it’s positioned high on a wall or suspended from a ceiling. Split-systems can also help to keep your home safer because there is only a small hole in the wall. Through-the-wall and window mounted room air-conditioners can provide an easy entrance for intruders.
Like central systems, mini splits have two main components: an outdoor compressor/condenser, and an indoor air-handling unit. A conduit, which houses the power cable, refrigerant tubing, suction tubing, and a condensate drain, links the outdoor and indoor units.
Since mini splits have no ducts, they avoid the energy losses associated with ductwork of central forced air systems. Duct losses can account for more than 30% of energy consumption for space conditioning, especially if the ducts are in an unconditioned space such as an attic.
Qualified installers and service people for mini splits may not be easy to find.
So you can live each night like you’re in your own private hotel and get that good cuddly cold sleep you love. For more information on ductless ac systems, contact Air Hawk Heating and Cooling at 813-929-HAWK or 727-SAME DAY.