DUCTLESS HEATING AND COOLING SYSTEMS
Most likely you have heard about ductless heating and cooling systems, maybe even saw small devices installed high on the walls inside offices, homes and restaurants.
We will try to educate you more about those systems on this page.
Unlike traditional central HVAC systems and heat pumps that force heated and cooled air through the ducts, ductless systems transfer that air straight into the different zones. They consist of a small outdoor unit and one or a few indoor units that only require access to the electricity and mounting capability.
Sometimes called as split systems, mini-split systems, multi-split systems, or split-ductless systems they offer home and business owners a cost-effective substitute to their inefficient window air conditioning units, space heaters and electric baseboard heaters. These systems can be utilized in home additions, new construction, condominiums and apartments, or to improve temperature control in desired rooms.
Most often home and business owners switch to ductless heating and cooling systems because of their efficiency and overall cost savings. If you have an inefficient system, your monthly bills can rapidly climb out of control. Ductless heating and air conditioning systems require less power to operate – they are compact and much smaller than traditional forced-air HVAC systems, and due to the fact that heated or cooled air is distributed directly into a room, there is no loss in efficiency. Multi-split heating and cooling systems also allow you to create few different zones in your home or office, allowing you to cool or heat only the rooms that are occupied.
On top of saving money on your energy consumption, you may also be eligible for a tax credit or utility rebates. There are many different programs at the federal, state and local level that allow homeowners and businesses to take advantage of these savings.
Very often, the quality of indoor air can be lower than the quality of outdoor air. With traditional heating and cooling systems, air ducts require professional cleaning on a regular basis, and even after cleaning, dust and allergens are left behind. Ductless air conditioning and heating systems, on the other hand, offer multi-stage filtration that can drastically reduce dust, bacteria, pollen, allergens and other particulates in the air.
Installation of a traditional, ducted HVAC system can take several days, even weeks and limit daily activities in your home or office. Ductless systems are much easier to install, and depending upon the number of indoor and outdoor units required, can be up and running in as little as one day.
Ductless systems run on small pipes that require a modest three-inch hole. Meaning that you won’t have to worry about fixing or constructing new walls or ceilings around the ducting you had to install in order to utilize a traditional system, assuming your home dint have it. And there is no loss of precious square footage.
The small size of a ductless heating and cooling system and its zoning capabilities make them far more energy efficient than the minimum standards set forth by the U.S. federal government. Improved efficiency not only saves your money but also helps reduce your total carbon output and effects on the environment. Ductless systems use a refrigerant called R410A, which is known for its zero-ozone depletion potential. Which means that the system will have less impact on the environment during its lifetime.