Is Ductless AC Right for Your Home?

Written on: June 26, 2023

Mini-splits free you from loud, inefficient window A/C units.

mini-split ac New Haven county, ct Your heating oil or propane-fired boiler is shut down for the season, but those perfect early summer days will soon give way to sweltering afternoons in Seymour, Newtown, Beacon Falls and nearby towns. What’s keeping your home cool during the summer in western Connecticut?

For too many households without ductwork, the answer is window air conditioners. Window A/C units are horribly inefficient, cumbersome and unsightly. Consider these typical issues for homeowners:

  • Window units can’t adequately cool large rooms.
  • They use a lot of electricity.
  • They’re loud and block sunlight.
  • Window units mar your home’s appearance.
  • They are awful to lift in and out of windows, and if you leave them in year-round, they cause heat to escape in the winter.

But what alternative do homes without ductwork have? The answer is a ductless mini-split system.

What is a ductless mini-split?

Ductless mini-splits are long-term, efficient cooling systems that require no ductwork. They cool your home by transferring heat. An outdoor compressor connects to an indoor air handler via a thin line through your wall. (Multiple air handlers can connect to one compressor.)

When it’s hot, the system draws warm air from your home and expels the heat outside. It then delivers cooled air back to the room.

Ductless mini-splits are excellent for homes without ducts. But they’re also useful for cooling basements, garages, guest houses and other hard-to-reach spaces.

What are the benefits of ductless AC systems?

The ductless cooling systems that Seymour Oil & Propane installs have fantastic advantages. Here are just a few:

  • The individual air handlers work independently, which allows for zoned cooling. You can save energy by adjusting the temperature in unoccupied zones.
  • The Department of Energy has found that up to 30 percent of a home’s A/C-related energy consumption can be attributed to leaky ducts. Mini-splits have no duct losses.
  • Installing ductwork in a home can be costly and disruptive to your daily life, but ductless mini-split installation is a breeze! It requires only minor drilling to run lines and mount equipment.
  • Mini-split systems run more quietly and are more attractive than window units. Our technicians can position the air handlers out of sight for you.
  • When properly maintained, mini-splits can last 20 years or more. That’s a much longer service life than central A/C equipment or window units.

Can I receive financial incentives for installing a ductless cooling system?

Depending on the efficiency of the ductless system you install, you may qualify for generous rebates through Energize Connecticut and federal tax credits enacted with the Inflation Reduction Act. You could potentially receive thousands of dollars in incentives!

Let the Seymour Oil & Propane team upgrade your home cooling this summer!

We are proud to install and service top-quality ductless mini-split systems. You don’t need to suffer through another summer with noisy and ineffective window units.

Our team can take you through your ductless A/C options. Reach out to us right away for a free estimate.