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Is Ductless A/C Good for Northern Climate Homes?

Is Ductless A/C Good for Northern Climate Homes?

Ductless mini-splits can reliably cool just about any Northern NJ household.

ductless ac south orange, nj Part of living in our part of the country is anticipating both sweltering summers and blustery winters. For homes in South Orange and across Northern New Jersey, the choice of cooling systems must offer comfort and efficiency. One system that JW Pierson Co. is increasingly installing for our customers is the ductless mini-split air conditioner.

But is ductless A/C truly a good fit for homes in the northern U.S.? Please allow us to dissect how ductless mini-splits work and the potential benefits of having one in your home.

How does a ductless mini-split work?

A ductless mini-split air conditioning system is comprised of two main components: an outdoor compressor unit and an indoor air-handling unit. These components are connected by tubing that houses power cables, refrigerant lines and other crucial conduits to regulate your home’s climate.
To cool your home, a mini-split system draws in warm air to your indoor air handlers. The refrigerant absorbs the heat from this air and expels it outside via the compressor unit. Cooled air returns to your home.

There are considerable benefits to a ductless A/C system.

Efficient, Reliable Cooling with Heat Pump Technology

A ductless A/C is great for northern climates because it uses heat pump technology, which transfers thermal energy efficiently to keep you cool in the summer. Some units can reverse this process to transfer heat from the outdoor air in the fall and early winter to warm your rooms.

These systems are much more efficient than window air conditioners, and they even have some efficiency benefits compared to central A/C. For example, ductless mini-splits offer “zoned cooling.” Each indoor air handler works independently, allowing you to maintain individual rooms at different temperatures and save money on electricity.

No Need for Duct Installation

Historical homes in Northern New Jersey often lack ductwork, which can make traditional central A/C a costly and invasive installation. Fortunately, ductless A/C circumvents this issue entirely. The tubing connecting your indoor and outdoor equipment can be run through your exterior walls with only basic drilling.

No ductwork also eliminates the common problem of air leakage, which can significantly reduce the efficiency of traditional systems. It also limits how many airborne pollutants can circulate into your home, improving your indoor air quality.

Quiet Operations and Sleek Equipment

Ductless mini-splits are renowned for their whisper-quiet operations. Plus, today’s ductless A/C equipment has a sleek, contemporary aesthetic to match your home décor. The HVAC pros at JW Pierson will help you choose the most discreet and efficient positioning for your indoor equipment.

You’ll be able to enjoy reliable, long-term home cooling without the constant humming, blocked sunlight and ugly appearance of window units.

Simple Installation and Extended Service Life

Compared to the days of labor required for central A/C installations, fitting a ductless mini-split system is a breeze. Installation can be completed in less than a day, allowing you to enjoy the benefits sooner.

In addition, these systems can last for over 20 years with proper maintenance. That’s considerably longer than the average central A/C system or window unit.

North Jersey Households Trust JW Pierson for Ductless A/C Installation

JW Pierson performs a significant number of ductless mini-split installations in the Garden State. We are committed to quality, customer satisfaction and prompt, responsive service. You can count on us to install your ductless A/C equipment safely and correctly and then service it for years to come.

Let JW Pierson Co. help you supercharge your summer comfort this year. Contact us for a FREE estimate on a ductless mini-split system.