If your home does not have a functioning duct system, or if that duct system is not efficient enough to circulate air throughout your home effectively, a central air conditioning system will not be compatible with your household.
Instead, consider ductless air conditioning for your Ottawa home.
Also known as a mini-split air conditioner, ductless air conditioners were invented in Japan and use special heat pumps to deliver heat directly to specific rooms in your house.
They work by separating the condenser and the air-handling unit. The small condenser sits on the side of your house and is connected by a series of pipes to each air handling unit in your house.
These units dispense cool air directly into your rooms without having to go through the ducts.
Ductless air conditioners offer several advantages to homeowners.
Ductless air conditioners are quite a bit smaller than bulky central air units. Usually, they are small enough to be mounted directly to the side of your house.
For many, a massive central air conditioning unit is unsightly. Though central units can often be tucked out of sight, on smaller estates efforts to hide the unit itself may prove ineffective.
Because they offer a more direct connection from one point to another, ductless air conditioners lose less cool air than do central air conditioners.
With central air conditioners, faulty duct work can leak cool air into environments where it is not needed, hurting the efficiency of the system.
Not so with ductless air conditioners!
Ductless air conditioners also tend to be more efficient than window units, which are designed to cool only small areas. Window units that are stretched beyond their capacity become less efficient.
When compared to window units, ductless air conditioners have several clear advantages. First, they are able to cool every area of your house effectively. Window units are generally not powerful enough to do that, even if you buy several.
Second, window units require a window. This limits their placement options significantly. By contrast, ductless air conditioners feature air handling units that can be placed anywhere throughout your home.
Finally, as noted above, ductless air conditioners are more energy efficient than window units.
Interested in installing, replacing or repair a ductless air conditioner in your Ottawa home? Contact us.
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Contact Reliable Home Environment immediately at 613-274-3800. Furthermore, we offer fast, 2-hour emergency ductless air conditioner repair during regular business hours.