August 21, 2020

You might have seen a ductless air conditioner high on the wall in a friend’s home and wondered how energy efficient they are. As it turns out, they’re very energy efficient. Here are the ways ductless air conditioners save you money.

No Ducts

As the name implies, a ductless air conditioner doesn’t use ducts to deliver conditioned air into your home. They cool the room they’re in by delivering cool air directly from an outside unit. This saves you money because a lot of conditioned air is lost in vents.

In the average home, about 30% of cooling is lost in the central air system ducts. They often have holes or gaps or were incorrectly installed. Not coincidentally, a ductless air conditioner can save you 30% or more on your cooling bills.

Ductless Air Conditioners Don’t Cycle Off Like Traditional Air Conditioners

With a traditional air conditioner, the compressor completely turns off when it’s not in use. It takes a lot of energy to restart it, which occurs multiple times a day. A ductless air conditioner has inverter-driven compressors, which just speed up or slow down depending on the temperature of the room.

High SEER Ratings

The Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) is a rating of the energy efficiency of a cooling system. Many ductless air conditioners have impressive SEER ratings, which means they keep the room they’re in cool without wasting much in the way of energy. Many have received Energy Star certification, meaning they meet or exceed national energy-efficiency standards.

Targeted Cooling

You only need to operate one of these systems when you’re using the room it’s located in. This saves you money as you don’t need to pointlessly cool a room when nobody is there to enjoy it.

Hawk Heating & Air Conditioning of Galt, CA, installs ductless air conditioners. We can also take care of all of your traditional air conditioner and heating equipment needs, including installation, repair, and maintenance. There are discounts available for military, public safety workers, and seniors, too. We proudly offer 24/7 emergency repair services. Please call today if you’d like to schedule an appointment.

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