If you live in an older house, upgrading your current heating and air conditioning can seem complicated. This is because many old homes lack the proper ductwork. As a result, most homeowners in these structures rely on window-mounted air conditioners to manage indoor temperatures. In reality, however, this isn’t the only option. Here’s a closer look at why ductless systems are perfect for older homes.
Easy Installation Compared to Standard Systems
For many older homes, installing ducts for a standard heating and air conditioning system is a major undertaking. Installing the ducts may require significant renovations that can permanently alter the look of a room. This highly invasive process is also quite time-consuming and expensive.
Ductless systems, on the other hand, provide a more practical solution. There’s no need to tear up floors or walls to install vents. Instead, contractors mount the units to the walls inside individual rooms. Installation can often be completed in hours rather than days.
The Advantages of Ductless HVAC Systems
Ductless HVAC systems offer many performance advantages over window-mounted alternatives. For one, they operate much quieter and allow you to use the windows, improving the aesthetic of the home.
They are also remarkably energy-efficient because they consume less power and allow you to control temperatures in each room of the house. You can completely turn off units in rooms you aren’t using, so you never pay to heat or cool empty rooms. This also makes it easier to control hot or cold spots created by drafts or other issues frequently found in older homes.
If you’re interested in upgrading to a ductless air conditioning installation, contact Jon’s Plumbing & Heating in Mount Vernon, OH. Serving Knox, Ashland, and Richland counties since 1998, our award-winning, state-licensed HVAC team guarantees professional installation of your system. To learn more about what we can do for your home, visit us online or call (740) 520-2312.