Here in Indian River County, Florida, we depend on air conditioning nearly every day. That’s why we’re always looking for a better way to stay cool. For many homeowners in our area, the solution is a ductless air conditioner. Read on to learn about the applications and biggest benefits of this climate control technology.

How a Ductless Air Conditioner Works

Ductless air conditioners use the same basic cooling cycle as any other air conditioner, but they differ from standard air conditioners in a few key ways. Instead of using a duct system to distribute cool air in your home, ductless air conditioners provide direct cooling in your living spaces, eliminating lost cooling power in the duct system. A ductless air conditioner also uses a variable-speed compressor to match your home’s cooling needs in real time, maximizing both energy efficiency and comfort.

Big Benefit: Compact Size

Ductless systems are small, compact and sit high on an indoor wall. They’re much more space-efficient than central air conditioners and window units. This is ideal for condominiums and other small homes where space is at a premium. They also run almost silently, which is a benefit for just about any home.

Big Benefit: No Need for Ducts

Sidestepping the duct system is great for energy efficiency. But it also keeps your upfront costs down if your home doesn’t already have a duct system. Many older houses lack ducts, and installing central air in those homes can be prohibitively expensive. Likewise, if you’re building an addition on your existing home, going ductless can be significantly more cost-efficient than extending the duct system into the new space.

There are several reasons homeowners in our area should consider going ductless. Energy efficiency, especially in our warm climate, is critical, as are the many other benefits of a ductless system. The key is to talk to an experienced HVAC professional familiar with ductless air conditioners who can help you make the right choice for your home. Contact Barker Air Conditioning and Heating at 772-562-2103 to learn more about ductless AC systems.