The efficiency of your air conditioning unit will decrease over time, sooner for those with poor maintenance. It can experience frequent breakdowns, as well, especially during summer when it’s likely to be used more often. In this case, you have two choices: have your old air conditioning unit repaired or replaced.
And when you need the latter, why consider switching to ductless AC?
A Better Way to Cool the Home
Ductless AC, for starters, does away with ductwork. Without ductwork, you don’t have to worry about dust and debris buildup, which tends to happen with ducts.
This means the system may improve the indoor air quality in your home. Some systems may come with multiple-layer infiltration, keeping pollutants out.
This system is also energy efficient. An ENERGY STAR certified unit helps you cut cooling costs by 30 percent because they use more sophisticated compressors. The fans of ductless AC adjust speeds as well, to save energy.
Electricity rates are often high during summer because of the increased demand. An inefficient cooling system will have to work harder to keep your home cool, forcing it to use more energy. A ductless AC directs all cooling in the room where you installed it, making it an efficient option.
But how much will its installation cost?
The Average Installation Cost of a Ductless Air Conditioner
A HomeAdvisor report shows the installation price of a ductless mini-split air conditioning system ranges from $1,300 to $4,500. Additionally, a one-ton unit with an outdoor and an indoor component at 21 seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER) rating ranges from $1,000 to $4,000.
The SEER rating determines the efficiency of a unit. High ratings indicate lower energy cost. But remember, the brand and type of indoor mount affect the cost, too.
Installing a ductless system will require you to have a concrete pad to mount the exterior unit. This would cost you about $75 to $150. You would also need a dedicated electrical circuit that can cost $250.
If you have an older home, you might have to upgrade your electrical panel, which can cost around $1,100 on average.
Installation Options for a Ductless Air Conditioner
Although the installation of the outdoor condenser or the compressor portion of a ductless system doesn’t have much variation, consider the following options for fitting an indoor unit:
- Wall mounted – this is the most common type of ductless AC configuration because they are easy and affordable to install.
- Ceiling Recessed – this unit is ideal for large, open plan spaces. They release air in all four directions simultaneously.
- Floor mounted – these units are installed on the floor and direct cool air upward. But because of their location, they require regular maintenance.
Getting the Most Out of Your Ductless AC
Unless you have the knowledge and the right tools, it’s best to work with a professional to install your ductless AC.
Cowboy Services AC & Heating will provide you with your ductless mini split service needs. Our team offers quality professional installation services in Dallas, Texas.
Already have a ductless AC? We provide repair and maintenance services, as well!
Contact us today for more details about our services.