Daikin is now offering a new entry-level model in their line of ductless air conditioning. The newest model offers as high as 15 SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio), 8.2 HSPF (Heating Seasonal Performance Factor) and 12.2 EER (Energy Efficiency Ratio).
By providing a newer entry-level ductless air conditioner, Daikin is able to offer a more efficient system at a lower price. Ductless systems often prove to be more efficient than their central air counterparts, but often cost more initially. This new model is closing that gap!
If you’re unsure of the differences between a central air and ductless system, here is a quick breakdown:
Central Air Conditioners
This system is split into two units: the condensing unit and the evaporative unit. Warm air is cooled through the evaporator coil and then distributed throughout the house via the ductwork and vents. This way, the air is spread evenly through the house, which is the more conventional form of air conditioning. This system requires a fan powered indoor unit connected to ductwork. The ductwork is most often attached to a furnace, so the same duct works for both heating and cooling.
- Cheaper than ductless air conditioner up front
- Utilizes existing ducting if you have it
- Ability to have all rooms in your home cooled uniformly
Ductless Air Conditioners (Otherwise known as Mini-Split or Duct-Free Air Conditioners)
This system is also split into two units: the evaporative unit and the condensing unit. Instead of using ductwork and a separate fan powered system to distribute air throughout the house like a central air conditioner would do, a ductless system utilizes individual units throughout the home. This allows for individual controls in each room which can allow for more flexible temperature settings.
- Easy installation, no ductwork
- Ability to cool specific areas in your home (each room has a thermostat)
- Saves you money on your energy bill as there is no cooled air lost in the ductwork
- Up to 8 units indoors can be attached to one outdoor unit
Also with this model, you’re eligible for a 10-year parts limited warranty offered when you register your system online within 60 days of the installation at www.daikincomfort.com.
Never underestimate the difference a new system can make. Air conditioners have developed a great deal in not only their efficiency, but the comfort they provide. Technology has developed to allow for greater control over your system, less noise pollution and overall a more consistent temperature level in all parts of your home.
For a more extensive explanation of what a new home comfort system can do for you, check out this blog post!
If you wish to explore all the options that Delta offers for ductless air conditioners or heat pumps, visit our ductless page. We offer systems from Daikin, Lennox and Mitsubishi Electric. 15 SEER is only the beginning and as efficiency levels rise, you’re cooling costs lower.