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Reasons Why You Should Install a Ductless System This Summer

The official first day of summer is on June 21. Is your cooling system up for the task of keeping you comfortable this year?  If you’ve been wondering if 2018 is the year to get a new ductless system installed, it’s time to act! There will be plenty of warm summer days ahead and getting your new system up and running soon is important. A new ductless system will keep you cool this summer and warm in the winter – with just one machine!

Ductless systems are an amazing affordable solution for homes that lack the ductwork that many traditional heating and cooling units use. They can be installed in various places, such as ADUs, tiny homes, remodeled houses, manufactured homes, historic homes, and new construction homes!  For homes that use electric or oil heat, replacing with a ductless system can save significant money.

How does a ductless system work and what are the benefits?
Ductless heat pumps use innovative technology that release cool and warm air efficiently! An outdoor unit connects to a bundle of cables as well as a refrigerant line, which is kept at the ground level of your home. This outside unit connects to the indoor unit, which is mounted to one machine head, or multiple heads, which are installed at central locations in the home to provide even heating and cooling. Each head has a remote control that allows you to adjust the temperature as needed, based off of whatever makes you most comfortable.

Ductless systems are very energy efficient, which makes it a great solution for people looking to save energy and reduce their utility bill. They do not use excess electricity and you don’t need to worry about hauling in big, heavy window air conditioners every summer when the weather heats up. Another benefit is the incredible quiet that these systems provide. Most homeowners hardly recognize that their machine is running. In addition, for individuals with illness, or those living with asthma or allergies, ductless systems include air purification systems inside that can help clean the air and reduce exposure to pollen, dust, dander, or germs!

Is a ductless system right for me?
A ductless system offers comfort at the touch of a button. All year long, you will stay cool or warm, with one system. No matter how hot the summer is this year in the Pacific Northwest, you can rely on your system keeping you cool. Not sure if a ductless system is right for you? Our knowledgeable team at Specialty Heating & Cooling can provide options on which ductless system is right for your budget and your home’s unique layout. Contact us today for more information!

How Much Does It Cost To Replace My Air Conditioner?

Spring is here and it’s time to start thinking about the warmer weather and longer days that will soon be upon us. Even though you don’t need to use your air conditioner right now, it’s a great idea to start thinking about it now, especially if you need a replacement air conditioner or if you need a new one installed that wasn’t there before. This is a wonderful investment for your home and it requires some research, especially when it comes to cost. If you’re wondering how much a new air conditioning system will cost, keep reading.

What type of air conditioner do you need?
There are a variety of different types of air conditioners on the market today. The systems we carry are quality and will last you for many years to come and our team of Home Solutions Advisors will help you determine which one is right for your home and its specific layout. Most of the time, a new air conditioner will cost between $4,500 and $8,500, and the cost will depend on the size of the equipment, its overall efficiency, and the complexity of the installation.

Even though many air conditioning equipment might look the same on the outside, the components that make up the inside are what sets each one apart. We’re proud to sell the Carrier Infinity™ 19 system which has a 69 DBA sound rating. The higher SEER and EER numbers, the more efficient the air condition is and the more money can save on your energy bill.  In addition, these systems use Puron ™ refrigerant, which is an environmentally friendly product that will not harm the earth’s ozone layer.

We also install a variety of ductless heat pumps that can work as both an air conditioner and a heater, providing comfort year-round in one system. If you live in a home that does not have ductwork, this could be a great option for your space.

Or, perhaps a zoning product would work best for your home. This kind of system allows homeowners to control the comfort of the home in various zones, which translates to increased energy savings and better functionality for different temperatures in different sections of the home.

If you’re unsure of where to start or which system would best fit your home and specific budget, we can help. Our experienced, non-pushy sales team will work with you to find a high-quality product that won’t break the bank. The best part: we’ll get it installed for you just in time for the warmer days of spring and summer days that are on the horizon. Contact us today for more information!