As the winter months arrive, consider updating your air conditioning system for cooling next summer. One of the most efficient solutions for modern air conditioning systems is to use a ductless design. If you have central HVAC in your home, this may mean that minor changes and improvements need to be done. Here are some tips to help you prepare your home for the installation of a ductless air conditioning system.
1. Removing the Old HVAC Materials and Completing Needed Repairs
The first step in upgrading your home's air conditioning with a ductless systems is to remove the old HVAC materials. If the old system that you had installed is a forced air system, this means that many of the ducts and vents will have to be removed. After removal of the old duct work, you want to patch holes from vents and do other minor repairs to hide the old duct system.
2. Talk to Your HVAC Contractor About Different Options for Ductless Systems
Once you have prepared your home for the installation of the new ductless air conditioner, you want to talk with your HVAC contractor about the different options for your home. For a smaller open space like a studio apartment, a single unit is enough to provide cooling. Most family homes will need more air conditioning, which can be done with mini split ductless air conditioning designs.
3. Adding a Ductless Heat Pump to Provide Heating and Cooling for Your Home
In addition to the type of ductless air conditioning design you choose for your home, you may also want to consider options for heating. today, ductless air conditioning systems are also available with heat pumps, which can provide your home with efficient cooling during mild winter weather. This is the perfect solution for homes in areas where winter weather is mild and heating is only needed during a few months of the year.
4. Deciding On the Best Time to Begin Upgrading Your Home with a New AC Installation
If you are planning on adding heating to your ductless system, mid-winter and the coldest months of the year are not the best time. It is better to choose a time during late autumn or early spring when you do not really need either air conditioning or heating for your home.
These are some tips to help prepare your home for the installation of ductless air conditioning systems. if you are ready to upgrade your AC this summer, contact an HVAC contractor and ask them about ductless for your air conditioner installation.