Is Ductless AC What Your Rental Property Needs?

Written on: June 24, 2024

Efficient, long-term cooling without sacrificing space or sunlight.

ductless ac Fairfield County, CT When you own and manage an investment property, you’re constantly working to maintain a good quality of life for your tenants while not busting your budget. At Seymour Oil & Propane, we work with many owners of rental properties to find reliable, cost-effective HVAC solutions.

At this time of the year, that means looking for efficient air conditioning options. What do you do if your rental property has no ducts from central AC? Are your tenants stuck using ugly, inefficient, droning window units?

The Seymour team can offer a much better solution. We are installing countless ductless air conditioning systems throughout Fairfield County and elsewhere in western Connecticut.

What is ductless AC?

Ductless AC, which you might have heard referred to as ductless mini-splits, is a fantastic option that supplies high-quality, long-term cooling like central AC but doesn’t require the costly and disruptive process of installing ductwork.

Mini-split systems consist of two main components: an indoor air handling unit and an outdoor compressor. They connect through thin lines in your walls. Multiple air handlers can connect to one outdoor unit. In warm weather, the air handler draws in warm air from a room, and the system expels the heat outside. Cooled air comes back to the indoor spaces. Your tenants will appreciate receiving dependable cooling without giving up living space for ducts.

Are ductless mini-splits efficient?

Ductless AC guarantees efficient (and cost-conscious) cooling in two ways.

Firstly, these systems provide “zoned cooling.” Each indoor unit runs independently, so you can leave unoccupied zones warmer and lower your electricity costs. Secondly, these systems don’t have cool air lost through leaking ductwork. The Department of Energy has found that over 30 percent of a home’s AC-related energy consumption can come from duct losses.

If your tenants pay for their own utilities, they’ll appreciate these efficiency savings. If you pay for HVAC costs, you’ll slash your operating costs for your property.

What other advantages do ductless mini-splits have?

Energy efficiency is just the start of the benefits of ductless AC. These advantages include:

  • You can install them fast. We can typically install a ductless system in a home in one day, with only minor drilling to run lines and mount equipment. Your tenants likely won’t need to relocate during this process.
  • The equipment is adaptable. We can develop a ductless system for any size or shape of property, minimizing the number of units you need.
  • These systems last a long time. If you maintain the equipment properly with annual service, it can last for more than 20 years!
  • No more ugly window units! You won’t have window boxes sticking out of the property and blocking sunlight. Today’s ductless mini-splits are compact, sleek and discreet.

Let the Seymour team upgrade your rental property’s cooling system.

Just because your investment property has no ductwork doesn’t mean it can’t have an attractive, efficient cooling system. Contact Seymour Oil & Propane, and our skilled HVAC team will identify a ductless mini-split configuration that matches your budget and safeguards your tenants’ summer comfort.

Our team members are standing by to help you. Reach out to Seymour Oil & Propane today.