When you own a rental property, your primary concerns are your tenants’ comfort and keeping your expenses down. As summer starts heating up, both considerations become extra challenging — especially if your property has no ductwork.
Before the 1960s, central air conditioning was less common than it is today. Many households we service on the North Fork and East End of Long Island were built without ducts and use a boiler in the winter.
Some property owners think the only solution for a home without ductwork is a series of window A/C units. This isn’t the case, and window units are not a great option for comfort or affordability. They can’t cover a large cooling area. They’re loud and horribly inefficient. Plus, window A/C units block your tenants’ views.
For older Suffolk County homes without ducts, we recommend that homeowners install ductless mini-splits.
Ductless mini-splits are ingenious long-term cooling options that don’t require the invasive and costly installation of new ductwork. Mini-split systems consist of two main components: an indoor air handler and an outdoor compressor. They connect through thin lines in your walls, and several indoor units can connect to a single compressor.
The air handler draws in warm air from a room, and the system expels the heat outside. Then, refrigerant lines return cooled air back to your rooms.
We cannot overstate how beneficial a ductless ac system is for you and your tenants. Consider these advantages:
For over 100 years, eastern Long Island households have trusted us for home comfort services. This is true of full-time residents, vacation homeowners and rental property owners. As a Fujitsu Elite Contractor, we can provide expert installation of a top-of-the-line ductless A/C system for your rental home.
See all the state-of-the-art cooling products Burt’s Reliable offers. Contact us today for more information.