Written on: March 11, 2024

Cooling a Home Without Ductwork

Turn to ductless mini-split air conditioners for maximum comfort and efficiency

ductless ac Stony Brook, NY In case you missed it, Punxsutawney Phil didn’t see his shadow this year, signaling an early spring! OK, yes, we know that furry little weather predictor isn’t always accurate. But before you know it, residents throughout Long Island will be enjoying warmer days followed by the heat waves that depend on air conditioning to keep families cool.

But what if your home doesn’t have central air? Or it’s not sufficiently cooling all the spaces in your home? Ductless AC to the rescue!

How can I cool my home with ductless air conditioning?

Homes in Stony Brook and other parts of Suffolk County that don’t have ductwork or vents generally use a boiler and radiators for heat during the winter. This means they can’t have central air to stay cool in the summer and often rely on loud, inefficient window A/C units instead.

But today’s technology has given homeowners an amazing way to achieve optimal comfort no matter how hot it gets outside using ductless mini-split air conditioners . These energy-efficient dynamos can heat or dehumidify spaces as well!

Why consider ductless mini-split air conditioning

Installing ductwork from scratch, cutting into existing ducts or adding another zone in order to add or bolster a central air conditioning system can be expensive and time-consuming. When it’s not practical or cost-effective to do that, a great option to consider is mini-splits. This fairly simple installation involves drilling small holes in the wall and running refrigeration lines through them to connect to an outdoor cooling unit.

Ductless mini-splits can be ideal for:

Benefits of ductless A/C

Some of the many advantages of ductless air conditioning include:

Superior installation and operation — Mini-splits are faster and easier to install and usually run more quietly than forced-air systems.

Maximum flexibility and comfort — Because each unit works independently, you can set different temperatures to each person’s desired level of comfort instead of being stuck with the entire house controlled by a single thermostat as is the case with central air conditioning.

Better energy efficiency — Ductless air conditioning is more energy-efficient than central A/C systems, which lose nearly a third of the energy expended through the ductwork. And since you can control individual mini-splits, you can save energy by turning ones down or off when you’re not using the space.

Lower maintenance — Ductless mini-splits generally don’t require as much maintenance to stay efficient as central A/C systems do, so your repair bills are likely to be much lower.

Find out if ductless A/C is right for your home

Want to learn more? Our experts can assess your home, install new high-quality, high-efficiency mini-split A/C units or a whole-house system, and service existing ductless systems. Simply contact us today to schedule an appointment!