Do you live in a historic or older home? If so, you’re probably well aware of some of the extra challenges and obstacles you have to overcome when it comes to outfitting the latest technology. You may find that you frequently need to run new wires in your walls, replace materials that have grown old and inefficient, and even make some large adjustments in order to retrofit your building with something that might seem fairly normal for any modern house to have.
This is particularly true with heating and air conditioning systems. If you live in a building that was constructed some time before central heating and air conditioning were as widely used as they are today, there’s a good chance that the building wasn’t designed with modern heating and cooling equipment in mind.
The Ductwork Problem
When your home isn’t designed for a central heating and cooling system, there’s something important missing that prevents you from outfitting the building with this equipment: an air duct network. Air ducts are what central heating and cooling systems use to send the air they generate around your home. This is done with a powerful blower motor and fan located at your indoor unit. If you don’t have ducts installed, a central heating and cooling system simply won’t work.
But installing ducts can be not only difficult, but extraordinarily expensive as well. If you need to retrofit air ducts into your home, it can costs thousands of dollars. However, if that also means tearing into your floors, walls, or ceilings to do it, that can mean thousands more in reconstruction costs. Not to mention this is an extremely intrusive procedure which takes a long time, and could ruin a lot of that historic charm that may have been part of the reason you bought your home in the first place!
Ditch the Ducts & Go Ductless!
However, thanks to modern technology, you don’t need to have air ducts to get your home heated or cooled. Ductless air conditioning and heating systems may be exactly what you’re looking for!
There are plenty of advantages to going ductless. First, the cost is far more reasonable than a central heating and cooling system. Whereas a central heating and cooling system may cost you tens of thousands of dollars or more, especially if it involves remodeling or reconstruction work to put in air ducts, a ductless system can generally have a price tag of around $1,000 or less. In fact, some systems can offer you cooling and heating in up to four different rooms and the price tag hovers around $2,000!
Second, the installation is far easier. A ductless system can be installed in as little as a few hours, and ductless mini-split systems require almost no disruption to your home whatsoever. In fact, the only construction you need is a small hole in your wall which connects your indoor unit to the outdoor compressor. And when you can connect up to four indoor units to a single compressor, you can see how much more appealing this type of installation can be.
You wouldn’t be sacrificing on features, either. Modern ductless systems are packed with all of the bells and whistles that modern systems enjoy, including automatic timing, Wi-Fi connectivity for smartphone or tablet control, energy monitoring, and so much more. They’re easy to maintain, and they can even improve your overall indoor air quality as well!To learn more about making the switch to ductless heating and cooling, call 72 Degrees Air Conditioning & Heating at (830) 302-3140 for a quote!