Ductless Air Conditioning Systems for homeowners : Champion AC forecasts a significant increase (15/05/2012)
The summer season will bring greater interest and installation of ductless air conditioning systems, due to the convenience of cooling or heating only occupied areas
With the weather heating up, Champion AC has seen a dramatic boost in consumer interest of ductless air conditioning systems. Champion AC has installed approximately 75 single- and multi-zone ductless air conditioning units in South Texas.
There has been a significant increase in ductless air conditioning installation requests and the HVAC company expects it to continue. In fact, Champion AC has averaged approximately 100 website visits per month specifically looking for information on ductless air conditioning.
Ductless systems make up more than 90 percent of HVAC sales in Japan and more than 80 percent in Europe, in comparison to less than 5 percent in the United States. That number is alarming considering one of the most common problems Champion AC has found with new customers is improper air duct designs. Ductless systems show great opportunity for the future of air conditioning, because the consumer can cool or heat only the spaces that are occupied and do not have to waste energy cooling areas in the home that are not being used.
"The majority of our ductless AC customers are residential homeowners who are renovating garages or making standard home additions," said Champion AC co-owner Ben Hubbert. "We are starting to install some ductless units in commercial applications as well; however, the tendency of the business owner is to for the most cost effective solution initially rather than long term efficiency."
A room that is most popular for ductless unit installation is the media room. Because there continues to be a trend of garages being transformed into either bedrooms or party rooms, this is another common area that homeowners are interested in installing ductless systems.
Champion AC forecasts at least a twenty five percent growth in ductless sales this year. For more information on ductless units, visit www.championac.com/products/ductless-air-conditioners.