Three key benefits of ductless air conditioning and heating systems.
Perhaps you have a passing knowledge of ductless air conditioning and heating systems, and have seen them installed in homes, offices and restaurants throughout your community. You may have even asked yourself if one of these systems is right for your home. With that in mind, here are three benefits of ductless air conditioning and heating systems:
Traditional air conditioning systems force cool air and heat through ducts. These ducts require routing within the home (between walls, etc.) in order for the system to work. Conversely, a ductless system requires nothing more than a small outside unit, one or more indoor units, access to electricity and some mounting space. This gives homeowners the ability to install air conditioning and heating in rooms where it isn’t feasible to install a traditional unit and its accompanying ductwork.
Ease of Installation
Installing a traditional ductless air conditioning and heating system can sometimes take several days or even weeks, and may even disrupt your daily life. Ductless systems require a far less intrusive process and are much easier to install. Most systems can be installed in one day.
Room specific cooling and heating
Traditional units are zone based, where each zone may encompass rooms that aren’t frequently used; that adds up to wasted energy on cooling or heating a room that is rarely used. With a ductless system, you can easily create a custom comfort zone for a specific room, providing the exact environment for your needs.
In conclusion, ductless air conditioning and heating systems are a great option for homeowners seeking flexibility, ease of installation and room specific cooling and heating. But, please keep in mind that they are not a “one size fits all” solutions. There are many cases where a traditional system will suit your family’s needs far better than a ductless system, and you should discuss your options with a thoroughly qualified HVAC contractor before making any decisions.
Next week we’ll tackle the key benefits of a traditional system.