Wisconsin summers are brutal. At Abner Boiler & Heating Company, we specialize in air conditioner repairs, tuneups, and installations in Dane County, Madison, and the surrounding areas. For homes without central air, we highly recommend installing a ductless air conditioner. Our technicians can install one of these units in a matter of hours, providing you with efficient, effective air conditioning when you need it most.
What Is a Ductless Air Conditioner?
A ductless air conditioner, also known as a mini-split, is a wall-mounted indoor unit that is connected to an outdoor compressor. These systems are used in lieu of a window AC unit in homes without central air. We frequently install these units in home additions; this prevents homeowners from having to add ductwork to the addition, and thus saves thousands of dollars in installation fees.
Benefits of a Ductless System
One of the primary benefits of a ductless air conditioning system is energy efficiency. These units are more efficient than both window AC units and HVAC systems.
Ductless vs. Window Units
Many homeowners utilize window AC units to cool high traffic areas in the home. Window units are certainly less expensive to purchase than ductless air conditioners, but they are far less efficient. Window units tend to leak a lot of air even when surrounded by foam insulation or weatherstripping. Ductless units, however, are wall-mounted and only require a small hole to be drilled through the wall for installation. This significantly minimizes air leakage and maximizes the cooling power of the unit.
Ductless vs. HVAC
Central air is hard to beat because of its ability to keep the entire home at a consistent temperature. One of the major downsides of central air, though, is the amount of energy lost to ductwork. Experts estimate that 25% of your home’s energy is lost through HVAC ductwork! And, traditional HVAC compressors shut off entirely to maintain the home’s temperature. Ductless compressors, on the other hand, speed up and slow down to regulate the home’s temperature and use far less energy in the process.
Contact Us Today
For all of your HVAC and AC needs, contact Abner Boiler. We promise to meet or beat any price, repair any make and model, and answer the phone any time – day or night. To learn more about installing a ductless AC unit in your home, contact us today at (608) 274-3077.