You may have heard about ductless heating and cooling systems, but do you know about their advantages?
A Flexible Solution
Ductless systems are more flexible than traditional systems because ductless systems do not use ductwork. They are typically comprised of a small outdoor unit and one or more indoor units. They require line voltage power from your service panel and a place to mount the units. Ductless systems can be installed in either new or existing construction.
More Affordable Operation Cost
Traditional heating and cooling units are often less efficient, costing you money in lost energy. Also, conditioned air can be lost through gaps in the ductwork before it ever reaches its intended destination, illustrating yet another example of lost energy for which you also pay.
In addition, the temperature-controlled air of a ductless system is delivered directly into a room instead of throughout an entire building. This means that you don’t heat or cool rooms that aren’t occupied. Translation: less needed power, less money spent.
Improved Indoor Air Quality
Did you know the quality of indoor air is typically lower than that of outdoor air? Ductwork collects dust, allergens, bacteria, as well as many other contaminants. Traditional forced air systems blow air directly through these contaminants and consequently throughout your house.
Easy to Install
Ducted systems can take several weeks to install. They interrupt daily life in the home and can take up valuable real estate due to their size.
Conversely, ductless systems can be installed in as little as a day, depending on the number of units required. The refrigerant pipes required for the systems route through small holes that makes them easier to integrate into a building.