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April 8th, 2019

The Wade Team

7 Benefits of Carrier® Ductless Air Conditioners

Are you looking for a cooling option that is affordable, energy efficient and versatile? If you are, you may want to consider installing a ductless air condition or heat pump system. These systems consist of one outdoor unit and one or more indoor units that help control the temperature of your indoor air, and they can be installed in all types of buildings from residential homes to commercial businesses.

Carrier Ductless Air Conditioners

The new line of Carrier ductless air conditioners is both durable and reliable. These units are rated to last up to 15 years. Not to mention, you can get them in several different sizes and styles, including units that only provide air conditioning and units that provide both heating and cooling. Carrier ductless air conditioners can also be purchased as quiet models with decibels as low at 20, which means your new ductless system will be quieter than your old window air conditioner or portable air conditioner so that you can converse and watch TVs and movies without having to yell and/or turn the volume up.

1. You Don’t Need to Install Air Ducts

The biggest benefit of installing a ductless air conditioning system is that you do not have to have air ducts. This means that if you live in an older home that has never had a central air conditioning unit or have an apartment complex that uses boilers, radiators or baseboard heaters in the winter instead of a central heating system, you can install a ductless air conditioning system without the expense of installing new sheet metal HVAC ducts, which can keep your installation costs affordable and prevent the need for cutting holes in your floors for air vents. The other benefit is that you will not lose cold air through your air ducts. Air ducts are notorious for leaking climate-controlled air and allowing outdoor air inside, especially if the ducts are located in a crawlspace. If the ducts are located in a hot attic, they can transfer that heat to the cool air, which raises its temperature and makes cooling your home down to your desired thermostat setting harder.

2. You Will Get Better Efficiency

Modern ductless air conditioning systems are extremely energy efficient. Carrier ductless HVAC systems are energy rated with SEER values up to 42, which means you could save money on your summer cooling costs, especially if you are currently using window air conditioners or through-the-wall air conditioners that are several years old. Also, depending on your current heating and cooling system, switching to a ductless system can literally pay for itself in 2 years.

3. The Indoor Units Can Be Placed Anywhere

The indoor units of your ductless A/C system can be placed anywhere on any wall. This means that you are not limited to placing the unit through a window or through an exterior wall. Instead, you can place them where they are most convenient or where you most need the cooling power. Carrier also offers several different styles of ductless systems, including highwall units, under-ceiling units, and concealed ceiling cassette units.

4. Ductless Heat Pumps Provide Heat and Air Conditioning

If you choose a ductless heat pump, you won’t need a separate heating system. This is because heat pumps move heat. In the summer, the heat pump takes the hot indoor air and pumps it outside. In the winter, the heat pump concentrates the warm air outside and pumps it inside. By moving heat instead of creating or forcefully cooling the air, you’ll be saving money on both your heating and cooling bills, and you won’t have to install a separate heating system for winter.

5. Ductless Air Conditioners Provide Zoned Temperature Control

Ductless air conditioners by Carrier are semi-redundant. Each indoor unit runs separately from every other unit. Since the units are not dependent on each other, if one unit breaks, it won’t affect the entire system. Instead, that room will simply not have air conditioning. The other rooms in your home, apartment or business will still be cool. It also means that you will only have to repair or replace the unit that malfunctioned. Ductless ACs allow for zoned temperature control allowing you to adjust your comfort level per room of your home or business. For example, you may want to keep your bedroom a little cooler to sleep, but once you’re up for the day you can set the bedroom to cool less and have the living areas cooler. Carrier ductless ACs allow you to personalize your comfort while saving you money with lowered utility costs.

6. Ductless Systems Are Scalable

Ductless systems are scalable. This means that you can have one zone or one room or large open space, or you can have multiple zones, which means installing an indoor unit in more than one room. It also means that you can customize the temperature in every room. For example, if you have a home office, you may want that indoor unit to be set at a higher temperature than the unit in your kitchen or gym. This is because you will not be moving as much in your office than you would be in your gym, and there’s no heating equipment in your office that could increase the room’s temperature like in your kitchen. You can also add more units when you need them. For example, if you add a home addition, all you have to do to add cooling and/or heating to the room is add another indoor air handler. You won’t have to necessarily add another outdoor unit. The same concept applies if you perform an attic, sunroom, basement renovation, garage space, or any other room in your home. Getting cool and/or warm air simply involves adding another indoor unit.

7. Ductless HVAC Systems Are Easy and Fast to Install

Ductless HVAC systems are also faster and easier to install than central air conditioning units. While central air conditioning units also contain an indoor and outdoor unit, the indoor and outdoor units of a central system are larger. In fact, the indoor unit often needs its own closet or room. By contrast, a ductless system does not require its own dedicated indoor space. Instead, the outdoor unit is placed outside on a level concrete pad, and the indoor units are installed either on the walls or in the ceilings. This makes the installation of ductless HVAC systems by Carrier must faster and more affordable because they do not require lots of manhours or labor. Not to mention, you won’t have to have custom air ducts manufactured and installed in your home, which can add time and money to the installation. When you need air conditioning in your home or business but do not have air ducts, consider installing a ductless system. Ductless systems by Carrier can save you money on your summer cooling bills.

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We provide air conditioning system services, ac installation, and ac replacement services throughout the Pittsburgh area, Allegheny County, Beaver County, Washington County, and surrounding areas. Check out our service areas below. You can also find a full list of our service areas here.

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