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The Advantages of Ductless Air Conditioning Systems

We’re in the middle of another Texas summer, and that means two things: punishing heat and humidity. Maybe you have a new home that needs an air conditioning system. Or you might be thinking about replacing that old AC unit that’s working harder and costing you more than ever before. Sure, you could buy a central AC that’s the newest version of ones you’ve had in the past, but you might consider a ductless air conditioning system. Ductless mini-splits offer unique advantages we’ll discuss below.

3 Advantages of Ductless Air Conditioning Systems

The traditional central AC system produces air in one location which is distributed throughout your home via ductwork. A ductless mini-split has an outdoor unit, but it’s connected to individual wall-mounted blowers—up to four per unit—which operate independently of each other. To learn even more about ductless AC in Clear Lake, TX, contact your local ductless AC experts.

1. Convenience

Because each blower has its own thermostat, there’s no more arguing about who’s going to set the temperature for the entire house. In addition, because there’s no ductwork, there’s no air transferred between different parts of your house. You can boil a big pot of shrimp in the kitchen or smoke cigars in the den without these smells inundating every room.

2. Flexibility

Additional advantages of ductless air conditioning systems include the ability to only heat or cool the rooms you need to use, especially if it’s just you and your spouse as opposed to a house full of guests. With a central AC unit, you can always manually close vents room-by-room, but the resulting air pressure imbalance will cause the system to operate much less efficiently. If you’re renovating an older home, you may also not have room to install ductwork.

3. Efficiency

Even without any ductwork leaks, up to 25% of cooling power is lost as air travels through your house from a central AC unit. Plus, in a coastal climate like Houston’s, salt in the air and extreme humidity will cause ducts to deteriorate more rapidly. These leaks can result in another 25–40% loss of cooling power.

Your electrical bills can go down due to the advantages of ductless air conditioning relating to greater efficiency and flexibility. These savings can be further increased because ductless mini-split compressors speed up or slow down depending on how much the system is being used without ever completely cutting off. That means you don’t have the large power surge required by central AC units every time their compressors start again.

Installing a Ductless Air Conditioning System

If you decide you like the advantages of ductless air conditioning, you don’t want to leave the installation to just anyone. At Vanderford Air, Inc., we believe in risk-free services with a 100% money-back guarantee. We can make that offer as our employees are some of the best technicians in the industry, and because they work with us, they will work for you.

Want to enjoy the benefits of a ductless system? Contact Vanderford Air, Inc. today!


Jul 18, 2018 | Air Conditioning