When you get ready to install a new AC in your home, you may be considering ductless AC for more efficient cooling or add air conditioning to newly finished spaces. With ductless AC, there are some improvements and upgrades that can be done during installation to make your system more efficient. Here are some tips to help improve the installation of ductless AC for more efficiency and energy savings:
1. Installing Heat Pump Systems for Efficient Heating and Cooling
Today, there are many different options for ductless AC systems, which include heat pumps. If you live in a southern area or somewhere with mild winter weather, you may want to consider a heat pump. Installing a ductless heat pump will give you more efficient cooling, as well as provide you with efficient heating when the weather gets cooler outside.
2. Mini-Split Ductless Systems to Cool More Space and Add Zones
Mini-split systems are ideal for cooling solutions in larger spaces. If you are adding AC to a finished basement or want to cool your entire home with ductless AC, a mini-split system will allow you to cool your entire home. The mini-split ductless AC design gives you options for zoned AC because it has several indoor air handlers, which give you AC in different areas for more efficient cooling.
3. Choosing the Best Location of AC Units and Heat Pumps for Better Efficiency
It is important to install AC units and heat pumps in areas where they will work most efficiently. Since these are units that are mostly used for cooling your home, you will want to install them in an area that gets the least amount of sunlight. In addition, you also want to install units in the least conspicuous area, so they do not affect appearance, as well as away from trees and plants that can damage the unit.
4. Building Coverings and Enclosures to Protect and Hide Ductless AC Units
Lastly, you may want to consider installing covers and enclosures to protect the unit. This can be something as simple as a roof that covers the AC unit or heat pump. Installing an enclosure and covering will protect the AC from wear caused by weather and pests outside of your home. When building a cover for the AC, make sure that you live plenty of space for ventilation to not hamper performance and access doors to be able to get to the unit when it needs to be serviced or repaired.
These are some tips for improvements during ductless AC installation to make your air conditioning more efficient and cut energy costs. If you are ready to have air conditioning installed in your home, contact an air conditioning installation service and talk to them about some of these improvements for your home.Share
14 January 2019
Every summer, I agonized over energy bills that would shoot into the stratosphere as a result of my efforts to keep cool in the heat. Every time I turned the temperature down, my bills increased. This summer, I decided to take some of the control over my energy bill back. I installed reflective film on my windows that reduced the amount of light and heat coming into the house. I started serving more cold meals or asking my husband to barbecue outside, so that my air conditioner didn't have to compete with the hot stove, and I started doing laundry at night to reduce appliance heat in the house at peak times. I also had ceiling fans installed. So far, the difference in my bill has been tremendous. This blog is a way for me to explore other ways to reduce energy drain during the summer months.