Many people have heard about ductless systems, but don’t really understand what they are. First, it’s important for you to understand that these systems are not for everyone. Upgrading to a ductless system is a major decision that should not be taken lightly. If you are thinking about going ductless, then you take the following information into consideration first.
Some older homes are not suitable for traditional heating and cooling systems. They may not be enough space, or there are issues with the design that make it hard to maintain a comfortable environment. When there are challenges that can interfere with the installation of a traditional heating and cooling unit, ductless systems are a great alternative. They are much smaller than traditional systems. They are also much more efficient than those systems.
Nowadays, many homeowners are concerned about saving money without sacrificing any of their comfort. The need for products that can meet their needs is increasing. Ductless systems offer homeowners the opportunity to increase their home’s efficiency by up to 30 percent. Once installed, it takes considerably less time to heat and cool the living space.
Because this type of system doesn’t have any ducts, you don’t have to worry about your home wasting so much thermal energy. Homes that have traditional ductwork lose up to 40 percent of its heating and cooling energy in the ducts. Ducts need to be cleaned, sealed and insulated periodically to ensure that they do not lose thermal energy. While this may not be too much of a concern for newer construction homes, for many homeowners who own older homes, it is an issue.
Ductless systems do not use ducts like traditional HVAC units do. The outdoor portion of them looks very similar to a heat pump. It is made of an indoor air handler and outdoor compressor and condenser. Because of its ductless configuration, installation is much easier, less time intensive and efficient. Because there are fewer steps needed for installation, homeowners can generally start reaping the savings immediately.
Ductless systems make it easier for you to maintain the temperature in different areas of your home. You don’t have to heat or cool rooms that you are not using. You can also regulate the temperature in portions of your home where you normally had trouble doing so. Instead of cooling or heating an entire home, you can pick and choose when and where to turn up the heat or AC. This gives you more control over your heating and cooling bills and your home’s comfort.
A ductless system is significantly smaller than traditional heating and cooling appliances. It doesn’t take up much space. The indoor portion of it can be installed high up on a wall or on the ceiling where it is not noticeable. The other component goes outside. Thanks to its compact size, many people don’t realize that it’s up and running. It’s much quieter than larger and older heating and cooling devices.
Ductless systems use reusable filters that remove more allergens, particles and other contaminants from the air. Instead of having to purchase replacement filters, you clean and replace them. Also, when the proper size is installed, humidity levels remain where they should be, thus reducing the amount of mold and mildew spores in the air.
As advantageous as ductless systems are, you should talk to a qualified installer to learn more about if it’s the right solution for your situation. An in-home evaluation is necessary. Feel free to contact PJ’s HVAC about ductless systems or any heating and cooling concerns by dialing at 615-645-3233 today.