As the temperature outside rises, the air conditioner runs for longer periods of time. While this should ensure all of the rooms throughout your home stay comfortable, it's not often the case. Standard air conditioners often struggle to adequately cool every space to the thermostat setting. If you’ve noticed this issue, you might be better served by having an HVAC contractor install a ductless mini-split system.
Why Are Some Rooms Hard to Cool?
In a standard air conditioning system, there is an outside compressor and an indoor evaporator. When air from the home is cooled over the interior evaporator coils, it is then cycled back into the house through a blower. Rooms closer to the blower tend to reach the thermostat setting much easier than those farther away, like a basement or attic. This is often due to imbalances in the ductwork, a loss of air pressure, and leaks.
Other times, a space might be more difficult to cool because it receives more direct sunlight, like a sunroom or areas facing the south side of the property. Since heat rises, rooms on upper floors also have a harder time being cooled and can easily be several degrees warmer than downstairs areas. It’s also common for areas, like the kitchen or a home office, with many heat-producing appliances or electronics, to run warmer.
How Will a Ductless Air Conditioning System Resolve This Problem?
Unlike a traditional air conditioner, the indoor and outdoor units of a ductless mini-split system do not require any ductwork. Instead, an HVAC contractor will connect the two units with refrigerant tubing and electrical wiring. In some instances, the outside compressor is joined to multiple indoor units—each one responsible for cooling a specific zone of the house. Since these individual zones are much smaller and there is no ductwork for the air to travel through, the area is cooled to the desired thermostat setting almost immediately.
Ductless systems also tend to be more energy-efficient than their traditional counterparts. Not only do they get rid of leaky ductwork, but these setups can also be individually controlled. This allows you to only cool the occupied spaces of your home and avoid wasting energy elsewhere. Energy Star® models are also equipped with adjustable-speed compressors, so they continuously cool—instead of spending extra energy cycling on and off.
If you have rooms that are hard to keep cool during the summer, speak with the HVAC contractors at Forquer Heating & Air Conditioning about solving this issue with a ductless mini-split system. Since 1996, this family-owned business has provided commercial and residential HVAC services to North Canton, OH, and the surrounding areas. Their licensed technicians are factory trained and specialize in heating and air conditioning installations and repairs, ventilation, indoor air quality, and temperature and humidity control. Call the HVAC contractors today at (330) 630-2645 to discuss your heating and cooling needs, and visit their website to learn more about their products.