Whether you are a first-time homeowner or a veteran, you should know that your home is the single largest investment you will make in your lifetime and it pays to have the best equipment to avoid frequent repairs and replacement costs. When it comes to air conditioning systems, you have two choices of installation: ducted and ductless. Here we will look at the benefits of choosing a ducted system for your home.
The System
The system consists of a compressor unit that can be installed on the roof or on a concrete slab in your backyard and a condenser and blower that is installed indoors. The fan blows the cooled air through a series of ducts that are connected to each room in your house.
Consistency and Savings
When discussing heating and cooling systems, the topic of saving money is always a main consideration. A balanced cooling system saves money because the cooled air is evenly distributed avoiding the problem of rooms that are too hot or too cold.
The system cycles on an off automatically to a set temperature determined by the homeowner, which allows the temperature to remain consistently comfortable. Window units and portable air conditioners only cool small spaces and cannot cool the entire house as well as a central air conditioning system can.
Reduced Noise
Central air conditioners tend to be relatively quiet and take up little room inside your home. The ducts can be installed in a ceiling where it can be concealed or in the basement depending on the size of the space needed to cool.
Cleaner Air
The air in a ducted system is cleaner because it is filtered and germ-free. You can purchase a variety of high-efficiency filters that trap and remove the smallest particles, down to 0.3 microns in size. Filtered air is better for people who suffer from breathing problems such as asthma and C.O.P.D.
The newer, energy-efficient systems use 30 to 50% less energy than their older predecessors and some may qualify for tax rebates as well as some city utility rebates for installing energy-saving appliances. The savings come from regulated usage of energy-efficient appliances and rebates from the government.
Benefits of ducted air conditioning:
• Operates quietly
• Uses less energy
• More cost-effective than other systems
• Evenly distributes cooled air
• May qualify for energy rebate
So the benefits of a ducted air conditioning system are reduced noise, energy-efficient and more even distribution of cooled air. Contact ABA Heating and Cooling for more information on ducted air conditioning systems or to schedule AC repair in Austin, or to learn about replacement. We carry all major brands and our technicians are NATE-certified and knowledgeable on all aspects of heating and cooling.