4 Ways to Cut Energy Costs With a Room Air Conditioner

Published on: August 13, 2015
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Whether you struggle with keeping certain rooms cool or you only need to cool a limited area in your home, you can easily cut energy costs with a ductless air conditioning system. Here are four ways to save with a room air conditioner.

Practice Selective Cooling

One of the biggest advantages of a ductless air conditioning system is its ability to cool only pre-selected areas. Instead of a standard conditioning system that operates throughout your home, a ductless system is designed to cool just a single room or a limited area. If you sleep better in a cooler bedroom but don’t want to pay to cool your entire home, a ductless system ensures that you’ll save with selective cooling.

Save on Efficient Energy Use

By definition, a ductless system doesn’t need ducts like a typical air conditioning system does. Instead, it requires a single conduit to connect the unit’s indoor and outdoor components. Since the U.S. Department of Energy estimates that ducts can cause up to 30 percent energy loss in air conditioning systems, you’ll save big with a duct-free system. Consider placing your outdoor unit in a nearby shady area to increase efficiency and savings even further.

Don’t Modify Your Existing HVAC System

If your home’s cooling system isn’t up to snuff, you might be tempted to replace your air conditioner to increase its efficiency or cooling power. However, installing a new system or modifying existing ductwork can prove costly. A ductless system requires a relatively straightforward installation and cost-effective modifications to your home to allow for the system’s conduit.

Prevent Unwanted Intruders

Portable room air conditioners or window air conditioners may seem like convenient options, but they leave your home’s windows more exposed. Ductless systems ensure that your home is safely sealed, keeping cool air in and unwanted intruders out.

How much could you save with a ductless air conditioning unit? Locate your AC Southeast® area Mingledorff’s representative for a ductless consultation today.