When Should I Consider a Ductless HVAC System?

A ductless HVAC system can fix a multitude of heating and cooling issues in the home. Do you have a room that is hard to heat in the winter? Are you planning to add an addition to your home? Or perhaps you are building a new home? If any of these apply to you, let’s talk about the benefits of using a ductless system.

What is ductless?

A ductless system works like a regular HVAC system just without the ducts.  In a ducted system, the indoor unit would be in the attic, basement or in a closet. Ducts carry the air in the house to the indoor system where it is cooled or heated. The duct system is then used to return the air throughout your home. In a ductless system, the smaller indoor unit is in the actual room it is heating or cooling. With the unit in the room, it eliminates the need for ducts. 

The ductless system uses a seeing eye that monitors the room and senses the BTU coming into the room. It can heat at 100% efficiency down to 5 degrees below zero. One outdoor unit can service multiple heads to create a comprehensive system for the entire home. 

When to consider ductless

There are many times that choosing a ductless system would be beneficial. The Department of Energy suggests that a ductless system makes a good retrofit add-on to houses with hot water heat, radiant panels, and space heaters.  Another time ductless is a good choice would be room additions. It isn’t always an option to extend existing ductwork to additions. When building a new home where zoned temperature control is desired, a ductless system will provide an energy-efficient solution. 

Benefits of a Ductless System

The ductless system is a perfect solution for those with allergies. Many ductless systems have a sophisticated multi-part filtration system that reduces contaminates such as allergens, viruses, and bacteria from the air. The systems also allow customizable heating and air conditioning solutions, specific to your personal needs in each room. 

Installing a ductless system is quick and easy. Since there is no ductwork to lay, there is no need for construction that can take weeks. With a ductless system, you can be up in running on the same day. For a consultation to discuss more about a ductless system and what would best meet your needs, contact our office today and schedule your appointment.