Answering Some Of Your Questions About Installing An Air Conditioning System

For many people, an air conditioning system is considered an essential appliance for their homes. Unfortunately, many older homes may not have these systems installed. If you have recently purchased a home without one of these systems, you may need a couple of questions about these systems answered so that you will have a better understanding of how to get the most from having a new air conditioning system installed in your home.

What Are The Options For Homes That Can Not Accommodate Ducting?

There are many homes that may not be able to accommodate the ducting that is required for a central air conditioning system. Whether this is due to space limitations or aesthetic concerns, you should be relieved to learn that there are options that can allow even these homes to enjoy the comfort benefits of having air conditioning. 

One of the best options for these homes may be a split-system air conditioner. These are ductless systems that have a vent in each room that you are wanting cooled, and these vents are connected to a small exterior unit that can be discreetly hidden. The tubes that connect the vent to the air conditioner unit are far smaller than traditional ducting, and they should be able to fit between your home's walls. 

What Can You Do To Reduce The Volume Of Sounds Coming From Your New Unit?

For homes that can accommodate a central air conditioning system, the sound made by the unit can be extremely disruptive to your home, and there are some homeowners' associations that have sound reduction requirements for these units. Fortunately, there are some simple steps you can take to help reduce the odds that you will either receive a noise complaint or have the comfort inside your home reduced from these sounds. 

One of the more effective options for this is to plant shrubbery around the air conditioning unit. These plants will absorb much of the noise from the unit, but you will need to make sure they are enough distance from the unit to avoid reducing airflow to the unit. Another option is to invest in a noise reducing air conditioning system. Yet, these can be remarkably expensive, and the noise reducing qualities may not be much better than planting shrubbery around a standard unit.

Purchasing an air conditioning system for your home can both increase the comfort inside your home while also helping to increase its value. However, if you have never made this upgrade to a house before, understanding that ductless systems are a viable alternative for older homes and the steps you can take to reduce the loudness of a central air conditioning system will help make you an informed consumer when undertaking this project. 

To learn more, contact a company like Shideler Electric, Heating & Cooling