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Should You Switch to a Ductless A/C System?

Posted: May 27, 2019

Ductless air conditioning, also known as a mini-split system, was long seen as simply a step up from the window air conditioning unit.

Since then, its uses have expanded widely, from residential to commercial usage such as apartment and condominium developments, airport terminals, churches and spaces like elevator rooms.

Black Bear is your choice in the Hudson Valley for quality sales and service of home air conditioning, including ductless air conditioning systems.

Why Ductless?

Ductless air conditioning is an affordable option when you’ve built an addition but don’t want the expense of adding ductwork, or have concerns that your existing system may not be able to handle expanded space. Also, if there’s a smoker in your home, they can use the space for smoking without spreading their smoke into the rest of the house via ductwork.

If you own a home that doesn’t have existing ductwork, such as homes with baseboard radiant heating or older homes that never had air conditioning added, ductless air conditioning may be the solution for you. You don’t have the hassle of window units—including putting them in and taking them out each year—or losing light in a room. Ductless air conditioning is also less expensive than installing new ductwork in an entire house.

Ductless air conditioning gives you customized zoned cooling throughout your home. If you’re an empty nester who doesn’t want to waste money cooling parts of the home that are infrequently used, like the kids’ old bedrooms, you can set up your system to do that. You can customize it to fit your family’s needs much easier and more efficiently than a ducted system. If you just want air conditioning in the living area, or in the bedrooms only, we can do that.

Save Money and the Environment

Because ductless air conditioning allows you to zone your cooling, and because there are no ducts through which energy is lost, you can save up to 30% on your cooling costs. You’re also using less energy, which is good for the environment.

Ductless air conditioning systems also help you reduce your carbon footprint. They use a refrigerant called R410A. It has zero ozone depletion potential. It also has no chlorine.

The HVAC experts at Black Bear can help you make the right choice for your home’s cooling needs. Contact us today to request a free estimate.