With Memorial Day right around the corner, the start of summer’s heat and humidity is soon to follow. Have you been thinking about adding some form of air conditioning system to your home? After all, your heating system keeps you comfortable in the winter. Don’t you deserve to be comfortable during the summer? The two most popular types of cooling are ducted and ductless air conditioning systems. Before getting into the advantages of each….let’s take a look at the differences
A ducted system requires sheet metal be run through walls and/or ceilings. This sheet metal or duct work serves to bring hot/humid air from the ducted system.pngspace to an evaporator coil, sitting inside an air handler, for heat and humidity removal. This is called return air duct. Cool dry air is then delivered via supply ducts that sit inside walls and vents in ceilings.
Ductless air conditioning systems do not require any sheet metal or duct work. Instead they typically have one outdoor unit connected to one or more indoor units. The two copper lines that connect the indoor unit to the outdoor unit is called a line set. To appear less conspicuous the line set can be sleeved within an aluminum cover that resembles a downspout.
After determining which type of system best fits your needs, it is now the time for the most important decision…selecting a qualified contractor to perform the installation. Research the contractors on your list…ask them for referrals, seek out on-line reviews and ask questions.
In order for your air conditioning system to work well it must be properly designed and sized. Be aware that bigger is not better! An oversized system will lower temperature however, do little to remove humidity and leave you uncomfortable and frustrated. Align yourself with a reputable contractor. You’ll be glad you did.