Residential HVAC Services - Ductless Air Conditioners

Residential_Maint_325x263.jpgAlong with traditional air conditioning (AC) systems, our team also has expertise in providing ductless AC systems for residential clients throughout the Central Valley and Central Coast areas.

What is Ductless AC?

Also known as “mini-splits” or “zoned heating and cooling systems,” ductless AC units operate like a conventional AC system but, as the name suggests, without ductwork.

Instead of distributing air throughout the home from one centralized unit, ductless AC systems distribute air directly into the room they need to cool. This means that, typically, ductless systems have smaller individual AC units installed in each separate room that needs climate control. For residential homes, it usually takes roughly four ductless units to provide the same cooling as one outside condenser unit.

While ductless AC units are sometimes designed only for cooling, most mini splits can also operate as a heat pump, allowing you to both cool and heat rooms as needed. 

Is Ductless AC Right for Me? 

While ductless systems aren’t the right fit for every home, they can be significantly less costly and, under the right circumstances, an excellent climate control solution. 

In particular, ductless systems are ideal for situations where a single unit in your home needs heating and cooling, including for: 

  • New additions
  • Older homes without central air
  • Rooms with heating or cooling problems
  • Homes where a significant number of rooms are not in use

Many homeowners are hesitant to install ductless systems because they have doubts about the heating and cooling efficiency compared to central air, but, in reality, ductless AC can often actually outperform traditional HVAC. Mini-split systems range from about 15-38 on the Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating, which is 25-50 percent less than the average central HVAC system.

Benefits of Ductless AC

  • Lower upfront costs 
  • Cheaper and simpler installation 
  • Lower maintenance costs 
  • Improved efficiency and lower energy consumption 
  • Ability to control temperatures in individual rooms, helping increase overall comfort 
  • Reduced noise compared to duct systems 

To learn more about how your home could benefit from a ductless AC system, reach out today.