If you’re dreading hauling those heavy window air conditioners up from the basement this spring, don’t worry – there’s a better way to cool your Maine home when the warm days and nights arrive: a ductless system.
We specialize in these high efficiency wonders – and for good reason. If you’re not familiar with this cooling option for your home, here are a few basics about it:
A ductless system has indoor and outdoor components: the indoor unit is called an air handler; the outdoor unit is either a condenser (for cooling-only systems) or a heat pump (if the system cools and heats). One condenser can operate as many as four air handlers.
The key advantage of a ductless system is apparent in its name. Because it doesn’t need ducts,
It can be installed quickly and at a lower cost than a central system
Air handlers can be put in hard-to-cool areas anywhere in your house – even in rooms with no windows
You will have better air quality, since duct systems are breeding grounds for mold and other harmful microorganisms
You’ll have higher operating efficiency, since duct systems often lose cooled air due to leaks in the system
Some other advantages of ductless systems include:
Flexibility – Air handlers are available in several sizes, and you can take advantage of “zone cooling” by controlling each air handler via its own thermostat.
Efficiency – Ductless systems usually operate in the 18-20 SEER range – much higher than the 14-15 ratings of room air conditioners.
Quiet – Because the condenser in a ductless system is outside rather than in the air handler, you’ll say goodbye to loud window AC noises.
A better view – You’ll get your window view back – all that’s needed to install a ductless system is a 3-inch wall hole i to connect the air handler to the condenser.
Spring is here – and that’s the perfect time for an AC upgrade! Contact us today to get a FREE estimate on a high efficiency ductless or central air conditioner for your Maine home!