Is it possible to have an efficient air conditioning system if I have a boiler heating system in place? This is a question that a lot of homeowners in the United States would want an answer to. The straightforward, simple answer to this question is yes, but there some things every homeowner should know.
Homes with boiler heating systems lack the necessary duct work for traditional central air conditioning systems, so homeowners must use a different air conditioning system. Luckily, you won’t have to spend thousands of dollars on expensive ductwork, accessories, and labor to install a central AC unit. There are many reliable solutions to cool your home (typically mini-split units), and most of them come at an affordable price. Let’s take a look at what you can expect from these alternative AC systems:
Fujitsu Mini-Split Systems
The mini-split systems for Fujitsu are ideal for small to average homes and are particularly easy to install and maintain. They offer both efficient cooling and heating for your home, and are perfect for seasonal transitions (warm to cold). They can run all-year-round with minimal costs. The unit is wall-mounted and can be easily hidden behind cupboards or other high furniture. Of course, for larger rooms, you can install double units on different walls, all connected to a single condenser, for increased efficiency. All Fujitsu Mini-Split units come with built-in inverter circuits for more efficient cooling and use Halcyon software to reduce power consumption.
SpacePak Air Conditioning Systems
The SpacePak AC system uses an aspiration system to cool down your home during hot summer days. They are installed in the attic and are only apparent on the ceiling, where aspiration screens and vents facilitate the circulation of the air, without creating a draft. The hidden piping cools down the air and directs it back to the room, ensuring non-stop efficiency. The condenser is installed outside the home, or in the attic, but there are no other internal units which may take up floor space. SpacePak also works great as a dehumidifier and air purification unit.
Pioneer Ductless Wall Mount Mini-Split with Heat Pump
This mini-split, ductless AC unit comes with a complete installation kit and is available in multiple variants. The smallest unit has a cooling power of 9,000 BTU (British Thermal Units), ideal for a 500 square foot room. Other variants have a power of either 12,000 or 24,000 BTU, which are great for larger rooms. The unit comes complete with a heat pump and an inverter system, which guarantees low-power consumption and efficiency, but also quiet operation.
Unico Air Conditioning Systems
Unico’s Air Conditioning systems use tiny air vents to direct cool air in your home. The vents are connected to small hidden pipes which run through walls and narrow spaces, while the condenser is placed outside the home. The Unico AC system is ideal for homes without ductwork and thanks to its noise insulation on the handlers and pipes it produces little to no noise. The system uses a set of cooling coils to control and lower the humidity levels in your home. This lowers the workload on your AC unit, thus lowering your electricity bills.
Keep in mind that being the owner of a boiler heated home doesn’t mean that you’ll have to pay for a retrofitting project to install expensive ductwork just to have a functional AC system. There are a lot of alternatives on the market to have a cool home even during those terribly hot summer days. Most of them are easy to install, reliable, and most importantly, won’t cost you a fortune.