June 6, 2023
Summer will be here soon on Cape Cod, and if your home is in need of an air conditioner to help keep you cool, there’s no better time than now to make a move. But choosing to install a new A/C system is no small decision. That’s why Falmouth Energy is here to make the process as simple as possible. Read on to learn important considerations you should keep in mind when deciding on a new air conditioning installation.
The Best Type of A/C System for Your Space
The first thing you’ll want to do is decide which type of air conditioning system is best for your home –ductless mini-split A/C systems or central A/C systems. The system you choose depends on a variety of factors, including if your home has existing ductwork or is larger than 2,500 square feet, central air might be your best bet.
On the other hand, if you want your cooling system to be as quiet as possible or are interested in room-by-room zoning control, a ductless A/C system may better fit your needs, and the experts at Falmouth Energy can walk you through the details of each choice and help you determine the best one for your home.
Your Desired Number of Zones
We love ductless A/C systems because you can have separate zones throughout your home for optimal efficiency and energy savings! If your upstairs consists mainly of bedrooms that are empty for most of the day, you may want the second floor of your home to be a separate zone from the downstairs; this means you could turn off the upstairs A/C during the day, so you’re not spending money to cool rooms no one is using. This feature of ductless mini-split systems gives you greater control of your home’s temperature and budget!
Location of the Outdoor Condenser
Whether you end up going with central air or a ductless mini split, you’ll need to decide the location of the outdoor condenser. You’ll want to place it somewhere that doesn’t interfere with your daily routine. For example, the fan in the A/C will hum when it is running, and while it isn’t super loud, you might not want that near your relaxing hammock setup or the deck where you enjoy visiting with friends and family.
Additionally, a shady place is best, but if it’s near deciduous trees, that may increase the maintenance the unit requires, as the falling leaves can clog filters. The technicians at Falmouth Energy can help you decide on the best placement, and ensure all installations meet manufacturer guidelines and local regulations.
Placement of Ductless Units
If you have determined a ductless mini-split is the best option for your space, something you may want to consider is where you want to place the wall-mounted units. It’s important to place them somewhere they can equally distribute air throughout the space while also maintaining easy access for replacing the filter. In general, we recommend they are installed at least eight feet from the floor. Finding the right spot for your wall-mounted units is key for each unit to operate optimally.
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Falmouth Energy Will Help You Make the Right Decision for Your Space
We want to make sure our customers are confident that they’re making the right choice for their home comfort needs. That’s why Falmouth Energy is here with you every step of the way to answer your questions and streamline the process. Contact us today if you’re ready to install your home’s ductless a/c system so you can stay comfortable this summer.