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Imagine this: you live in a charming, old home in or around the Boston area. While you enjoy everything about the property, you struggle with the fact that there’s no air conditioning system.

With the hot summer months quickly approaching, there’s no better time than now to consider the many ways of cooling your home.

If you’re ready to make your move, you have a big decision: should you choose a ductless HVAC system or central air?

When starting from scratch, there are many reasons to choose a ductless HVAC system instead of central air:

1. Less Construction

Can you imagine the time and money it takes to add ductwork to a pre-existing home? Can you imagine how much damage this will cause?

The thought alone may be enough to scare you away from this project.

Fortunately, with a ductless HVAC system, none of this is a concern. Since these systems are ductless, there is no major interior construction. Subsequently, it saves you time and money, while eliminating a huge headache.

2. Energy Efficient

Yes, you can buy an energy efficient central AC system, but ductless is the way to go if this is something high on your priority list.

When you purchase an ENERGY STAR ductless system, you can save up to 30 percent in energy costs, which can work out to hundreds or thousands of dollars in your pocket every year.[i]

3. Cleaner Air

There’s nothing worse than the thought of breathing in dirty air. Not only is it scary, but it can have a very real impact on your health.

Ductless HVAC systems are known for producing cleaner air, especially when compared to central AC systems.[ii]

With traditional HVAC systems, air is forced through ducts that run through walls, under floors, and even in attics. As a result, they can and will become dirty over time. And when that happens, the dirt is then circulated through your home when your AC kicks on.

For this reason, you need to regularly pay a professional to clean your ductwork. And even then, some dust and allergens stick around.

Ductless AC works without ductwork, so there is no potential for the build-up of dust and allergens. Also, the best systems have multi-stage filtration designed to reduce particulates in the air.

If indoor air quality is important to you – and it should be – a ductless AC system is the best option. This will go a long way in ensuring that the air inside your home is cleaner than the air outside.

Now do you see why it makes sense to choose a ductless HVAC system instead of central air? With benefits like these, it may be just what you need to efficiently and safely cool your home.

If you have questions or are ready to start your project before summer arrives, contact us for more information. We’ll make sure you end up with a ductless system that suits your every need, including your budget.

Sources:

[i] https://www.hgtv.com/design/remodel/mechanical-systems/is-ductless-heating-and-cooling-right-for-you
[ii] https://www.mitsubishicomfort.com/articles/ductless/5-advantages-of-ductless-heating-and-cooling-systems