New Ductless AC Systems in Phoenix

Living here in the Arizona desert, our homes’ air conditioning systems go through some of the most rigorous work cycles throughout the country. Replacing your air conditioner unit is inevitable. Ductless Systems, also referred to as Mini Splits, make a great option for a new room addition where existing ductwork has not been installed. They are also ideal for heating and cooling small spaces like a single room or supplementing your current AC system. Ductless is also becoming more popular as a replacement to central air conditioning systems due to it’s super energy efficiency and the ability to Zone areas of the home with different temperatures. Precision Air & Plumbing will provide you with the most comprehensive estimate for a brand new ductless system.

Why you need a Comprehensive Estimate

Recently, ductless AC has been surging in popularity, and it's not just being installed in homes without existing ductwork. People are more concerned than ever about energy costs, and ductless systems are big winners in that regard. Precision Air & Plumbing offers the high quality Daikin line which provides a zoning solution that will give you total control over the comfort of each area fitted with a Daikin ductless unit.

Whether you opt for central air or ductless system, you're looking at a major investment and should do plenty of research before making your decision. The initial cost is a major factor, of course, but it pays to consider long-term costs as well. At the same time, you should think about the indoor comfort needs of you and your family. You may think that central air conditioning is the way to go, but you shouldn't dismiss ductless without learning what it's about and what it can do for you.

Before weighing the pros and cons of central air conditioning and ductless air conditioning, you should have a basic grasp of what each system entails. A central air conditioning system typically has two units as a Split System or one outdoor rooftop Package System. The unit houses a compressor and condenser and provides forced air into the ductwork throughout.

Ductless systems also have indoor and outdoor components, but they aren't built into existing forced-air systems. Outdoor units are usually mounted on outside walls, but they may also be installed farther away if necessary. Depending on the heating and cooling needs of a home, more than one outdoor unit may be needed. Similarly, there is one or more indoor air-handling unit. These units may be mounted high on walls, on ceilings or on floors. With multi-split systems, different temperatures may be set for different zones.

What goes into a comprehensive estimate?

The initial cost of having a ductless system installed tends to be higher than the cost of having central air conditioning installed. Focusing solely on upfront costs does not give you the true picture on cost benefits. Ductless systems are much more energy efficient than central air conditioners, so you will spend a lot less to keep your home comfortable over time and should recoup your investment with ease. When it comes to knowing where to buy ductless air conditioners, let Precision Air & Plumbing provide you comprehensive No Cost Estimate.

Weighing the benefits of a Ductless System

Here are some of the most important things to consider when weighing the benefits of ductless systems over central air conditioners:

  • Flexibility - With ductless, indoor air handlers can be installed in a variety of places. You can also have them installed so that heated and cooled air is limited to specific parts of the home, which creates superior comfort and results in lower energy bills.
  • Heating and Cooling - Central air conditioners must be paired with furnaces or heat pumps for year-round indoor comfort. In areas where temperatures rarely or never dip below about 20 degrees Fahrenheit, ductless systems can heat homes as well as cool them. They have reversible heat pumps that move warm air in either direction.
  • Zoned Comfort - With central air conditioning, setting the temperature on the thermostat adjusts the temperature for the entire home. By opting for a multi-split ductless system, you can set different temperatures in different rooms. If you don't plan to use a room on a given day, you can stop having heated or cooled air directed there. The result is significant energy savings.
  • Less Energy Loss - One of the biggest drawbacks of a standard central air conditioning system is the fact that cooled air has to travel through ducts to get where it needs to go. Along the way, a lot of it seeps out and is lost in unconditioned parts of the home. This can result in energy losses of up to 30 percent. Your ductwork is left out of the equation with a ductless system, so the issue of leaks is eliminated entirely.
  • Simple Installation - As long as it's performed by an authorized and experienced contractor like Precision Air & Plumbing, ductless air conditioning installation is a snap. Most of the legwork is done prior to installation where our experienced technicians determine the appropriate places to mount indoor air handlers and perform load calculations to ensure that the equipment that's used has the right capacity.
  • Design - One thing about ductless systems that sometimes gives people pause is the fact that it's necessary to have indoor units installed to deliver cooled and heated air to specific rooms. In other words, equipment isn't just tucked away down in the basement. However, the newer high-quality ductless systems have compact, low-profile indoor units that do little to detract from interior decor.

In addition, new ductless systems do not have the same BTU ratings as systems as old as ten years, creating an even more complex technical puzzle.

Therefore, simply going by the nameplate specifications from the old AC unit could likely result in either an over-sized or even undersized new AC unit. A system that has been incorrectly sized will run inefficiently and cost homeowners thousands from purchase price to poor performance.