Agh! There are just so many great air conditioning systems on the market today, so how do you even begin to choose the right one for your home?!
Well, you can start here!
In this week’s blog, we are going to be talking about the ductless system. That’s right, these little systems are becoming quite popular — and for good reason! They’re efficient, effective, take up very little space, and can provide year-round comfort with just the flip of a switch! (But, more on all that later!) Below, we have explained exactly what the ductless system is and have listed just some of the benefits of having one installed in your home. All you’ve got to do is keep reading to find out more!
What is a Ductless System?
As its name implies, a ductless system, or ductless mini-split, is a heating/cooling system that does not rely on a network of ducts. Instead, it utilizes one outdoor condenser unit which is connected via refrigerant lines to air handlers that are installed throughout the home.
A ductless system works much like an air conditioner, moving heat from one place to another. A reversing valve is all that is needed to switch the flow of refrigerant, allowing for summertime cooling and wintertime heating. To cool the home, heat is absorbed from indoors and moved outside, and to heat the home, heat is absorbed from outside and moved indoors.
What are the Benefits?
There are plenty of benefits of having a ductless system in your home! Take a look:
A ductless system is able to both heat and cool your home, allowing for total year-round comfort! Just by flipping a switch, the system can switch from “cooling mode” to “heating mode”, keeping you cool in the summer and toasty in the winter!
Installing ductwork can be a difficult and expensive process depending on the layout of your home. And, some homes might not have the space for ductwork, making a ductless system a great alternative. Installing a ductless system is minimally invasive, quite inexpensive, and can be completed in as little as one day.
Why worry about servicing two different HVAC systems? When you go ductless, you will no longer have to repair, maintain, and replace both a heater and an air conditioner.
Because ductless systems do not utilize a network of ducts, they avoid the energy losses associated with duct leaks. A breach in a forced-air system’s ducts can account for more than 30% of energy waste. A ductless system can save you a ton of money on your utility bills!
Call in a Professional
If you are interested in having a ductless system installed in your home, be sure to call in a professional HVAC technician, who can assess the specific needs of your home and select the system that best suits you! All you’ve got to do is pick up the phone and call in your favorite team of professionals.