You’ve never gotten an official project estimate, but you have a pretty good idea of what you think it might cost. So instead, you’ve spent your time thinking about furnishings, imagining how much more enjoyable and comfortable entertaining large groups of people will be, and other fun considerations.
Then the time comes where you bring in the builder and his first estimate blows you – and the project – out of the water. Why? Because of the cost to extend your home air conditioning system – ductwork and all – into the new room.
So is that the end of the story? Not by a long shot. Because now you can have all the comforts of central air with a ductless air system for you room addition, attic retrofit, and a multitude of other end uses.
But the times they still are a changin’, and now you have more options for greater flexibility in outfitting your home with exactly the right type and size of AC system, no matter what the circumstances might be.
A ductless air system, when properly designed, can cool your whole house or just that portion of it that your central AC system can’t reach.
Just like the name suggests, ductless air systems do not incorporate or rely on ductwork to heat or cool your home. Each system comes with an outside condensing unit that attaches to one or more indoor wall blowers that distribute the air efficiently and quietly.
Here’s more about ductless air systems:
- Some provide cooling alone while most now have heating and cooling functions, just like a heat pump system
- Remote control operation
- Ease of maintenance
If you’re in the market for a new or replacement AC system for your home, just keep in mind that central air is not your only option. Contact Optimum air for more information about ductless air systems and let’s find out together if one makes sense for you.