If you’re convinced that ductless cooling is the right solution for you, you might be eager to choose your unit and schedule a ductless installation. Don’t jump the gun! Similar to central air conditioners, there are a lot of decisions that go into replacing your AC. If you want an energy-efficient home, you need to consider a few things.
The good news is that Air Tech of Houston AC & Plumbing is on your side. With years of experience selecting and installing ductless AC systems, we can help you make the most of your investment. Read through these 4 factors to consider before purchasing your ductless system.
A ductless system may provide more efficient cooling and heating, but you still need to choose an adequate-sized AC unit for your home. Your comfort and your budget depend on it! You’ll need to calculate the heating load your home requires to be heated and cooled throughout the year. The heating load basically determines how much cool or warm air your AC can produce. A professional AC contractor will be able to accurately calculate the heating load, especially considering the specifics of ductless air handlers regulating different parts of your home.
What is the SEER? The Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) determines how much energy your new unit will use to cool a certain amount of air. The SEER rating highly affects the efficiency of your unit. Not only does this concern how accurately your unit can regulate the temperature in your home, but it also makes a big difference to your monthly bill. If your unit struggles to use a normal amount of energy, cooling or heating your home could mean huge expenses. Luckily, our team can recommend the industry standard SEER rating or help you find the efficiency that works for your home and budget.
The ductless air handler must be installed in your home, which might interrupt your home’s interior design. However, the air handlers are designed to be sleek and nondescript on purpose. As is, the unit would not be very invasive to your home. Luckily, air handlers can also be customized to match your walls or trim. This decision will allow you to disguise the unit as much as possible in the installation area.
Another important decision to make before you can start experiencing powerful heating and cooling is the strategic placement of air handlers in your home. You might need one ductless handler for a room, or you might be trying to cover your entire home. You’ll need professional advice on where the air handlers would function best to provide airflow to the maximum areas in your home. This recommendation might even affect how many air handlers you decide to invest in.
Need Help With Ductless Decisions?
If you need help making these decisions about your ductless AC system, Air Tech of Houston AC & Plumbing is standing by. We have years of experience and a passion for our customers that is unparalleled in the industry. Contact us or give us a call to speak to a qualified AC contractor and take the first step on your ductless upgrade!