Cooling Your Custom Cabin With Ductless AC
To stay comfortable in your area all year long, you’ll need a way to control indoor temperatures. Ductless technology is not as widely used as traditional systems, which use ductwork. However, there are some surprising benefits to installing a mini-split system in your space.
At Ormeida Cabins, we love to help our clients build and maintain custom cabins. When it comes to cabin AC, going ductless can help you save money and ensure everyone is comfortable throughout the duration of your stay.
What Is Ductless AC?
You may have heard of ductless heating and cooling, but since so many homes still use traditional ductwork, you may not know how the system works. These HVAC systems use small units called mini-splits to regulate the temperature of each zone or room of your space.
Small cables connect to an outdoor unit through holes in the wall only around three inches wide. The cooling process is very similar to traditional systems. However, instead of one large unit blowing air through ductwork to cool or warm your home, each mini-split has its own blower and thermostat.
Each unit is mounted to the wall and blows out cool or warm air to match the temperature set on its thermostat. Mini-splits come in different sizes and don’t need to be set at the same temperature as the other ones in your cabin.
Pros Of Ductless Cooling
Although traditional HVAC that uses ductwork is more widespread, it’s worth considering the benefits of this system. Here are some of the ways this technology can improve your cabin experience:
Custom Temperature Zones
There’s always one person in the family who wants the area to be a little cooler or warmer than the others. With a mini-split system, you can set different rooms in your space to different temperatures so everyone stays happy. Additionally, you can turn off each unit in any room that isn’t in use to save money.
Save Money On Utility Bills
Mini-split technology tends to be more energy efficient than traditional systems. This is because ductwork is more susceptible to leaks and poor insulation, which can cause air to escape before it reaches your space.
When you’re at your cabin, the last thing you want to worry about is high energy bills. Switching to this system can prevent this problem!
Enjoy Peace And Quiet
Visiting your cabin is meant to be peaceful and relaxing. However, noisy HVAC units can distract from the quiet getaway you’ve been craving. If you’re looking for an almost-silent way to cool your area, ductless AC is a great option.
Cons Of Ductless Mini-Split Systems
There are many benefits to this technology, especially in regard to your cabin! However, there are a few downsides to consider before making the AC switch:
Higher Cost Upfront
If your space already has existing ductwork, installing a new system will cost more upfront. Although the money you can save from higher energy efficiency can add up over time, you will have to invest more money, to begin with. However, if you’re building a custom cabin that doesn’t have an HVAC system yet, going ductless can be a cheaper option.
Less Wall Space
Most of the time, mini-splits are mounted on the wall of each zone they are cooling. If you’re low on wall space or don’t like the appearance of these units, you may want to go with a different cooling option.
Make Your Cabin Air Conditioning Ductless, Today!
Your cabin is meant to be a comfortable environment for you and your loved ones to relax in. Ductless AC can provide flexibility that matches the needs of each person in your space. At Ormeida Cabins, we build all our custom cabins on-site in Texas to provide our customers with a stress-free building experience. Contact us today to get started!