Should I Install a Ductless Heating and Cooling System?
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It’s smart to install a ductless heating and cooling system if you’re looking for an economical AC solution and want to cool the rooms of your home individually. If you choose to install a ductless system, you’ll enjoy several features that can improve your comfort and energy consumption.
Don’t Duck the Ductless Advantage
When you’re choosing a new heating and cooling system, you won’t want to miss out on the advantages of a ductless system. Here’s a rundown of some of the perks.
If you’re looking to replace inefficient window AC units, space heaters, or electric baseboard heaters, a ductless system is the way to go. Ductless heating and cooling systems are great if you’re adding on to your home, undergoing new construction, or looking to control the temperature in specific rooms of your home.
Ductless systems are easy to install: they’re made up of an outdoor unit and one or more indoor air handlers (depending on how many rooms you have or want to cool) that only require a mounting surface and access to electricity. This type of system is particularly versatile.
Ductless heating and cooling systems operate on less power, are normally smaller than ducted systems, and are highly efficient because they can operate in zones (meaning you won’t have to heat or cool unoccupied rooms in your home). This will save you money during the times of year when you need the most warmth or cooling.
A ductless system, with its relatively small size and zoning capabilities, will lower your home’s carbon output, since you can control and conserve energy based on what and how many rooms you heat or cool.
If you want to conserve energy for yourself and the environment, ductless systems are a smart choice because they use R410a refrigerant which is known for its zero-ozone-depletion potential.
Ducted heating and cooling systems are known for collecting dust, which can affect the air particles you breathe and the general level of cleanliness in your home. Many ductless systems, however, include multi-stage filtration systems that can reduce dust, allergens, and other dirt particles that contaminate your air. While there may be more air handlers to clean and maintain, a ductless system can be the healthier option when it comes to air quality.
Installing a ductless heating and cooling system will save you the hassle of tearing up your walls and ceilings. In fact, many ductless systems run on small pipes that only require a small three-inch hole. And depending on how many rooms you want heated or cooled, your ductless system can be up and running with just a day’s work.
Dare to Go Ductless
Heating and cooling take high priority in your home. So it’s important you choose the system that is best for what you and your house require. Daring to go ductless can save you money, time, and energy and keep you warm and cool whenever you please.
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