The Benefits of Ductless Systems
Originally from Japan, ductless heating and cooling was introduced to the US about 30 years ago. Sales and popularity have been growing since then. It is an efficient and quiet alternative to traditional central AC and other traditional home heating and cooling options.
Why Should I Install Ductless Heating and Cooling?
Saving Money and Energy
Often called ductless split systems or mini-split systems, installing ductless heating and cooling is one of the easiest ways to save money on your home energy bill. Depending on the size and layout of your space, ductless systems can be expensive to install, however they may reduce your monthly bill by up to 30%. In a traditional central air system you lose energy through leaks and holes in your duct system and you condition rooms that you are not using. A ductless system removes those variables.
Ductless systems are quiet. The indoor cassette houses an evaporator coil and a uniquely designed fan. This significantly reduces the noise from the unit turning on and off.
Improved Air Quality
Installing a ductless air conditioner can improve the air quality in your home. Ductwork is one of the top culprits in poor indoor air quality. Dirty ductwork creates in-home pollution by pushing dirt, dust, mites and particles that have collected inside the ducts, throughout the house.
The greatest benefit of a ductless system is the ability to control room temperatures independently since each room or area is cooled or heated by its own indoor unit.
Replacing a traditional ducted split system with a ductless system allows control of room temperatures and comfort independently while it lowers utility bills. However, the greatest use of a ductless system is to add cooling or heating in an area, room or separate building that needs to be climate controlled. A ductless system can be installed quickly and efficiently without having to draw from your existing split system.