A ductless heating and cooling system is a highly-efficient, space-saving, and simplistic way to heat or cool an indoor space. These systems go by many names, including split, mini split, multi-split, and split-ductless systems. No matter what you call them, these systems always function with two basic components: One small unit installed high up on a wall inside a room and another unit installed outside of the building.
You have likely seen one in a restaurant, hotel room, office, or even in another home. But do you know why they’re becoming a more and more popular choice as time goes on? Have a look at these benefits and you’ll understand why Western Hills Heating and Air Conditioning is installing them in so many buildings.
They’re Highly Flexible
Traditional central air systems and heat pumps use air ducts to force cooled or heated air throughout a home. Meanwhile, a ductless system has a unit installed in each room that you want to condition. Installing a ductless system requires nothing more than mounting capabilities and electricity.
Mini-split systems use small pipes, requiring you to drill just a small three-inch diameter hole for installation. No rebuilding walls or ceilings around ductwork and no losing square footage to large systems. The installation process is fast and easy, being far less invasive than other types of systems. You can get most ductless systems up and running within a day.
They Save Money
Homeowners love ductless systems because they reduce overall costs while allowing you to effectively heat or cool an area. You might even qualify for a utility rebate or tax credit when installing a new ductless system. This is definitely something to look into, as these programs exist at the local, state, and federal level to encourage people to heat and cool their homes more efficiently. You’ll be saving money and doing good for the environment in no time at all.
They Reduce Your Carbon Footprint
A ductless cooling system’s efficiency really shines when you think about its reduced carbon footprint next to alternative systems. Ductless systems always follow the guidelines set forth by ENERGY STAR, ensuring that they far out-perform the minimum standards that the U.S. federal government publishes. That means saving money, but it also means helping the environment.
Overall, ductless systems use less power than a window unit or other alternative. Plus, with a multi-split system, each unit is individually controlled, allowing you to perfectly tune each room for your comfort while cutting down on wasted power usage. These systems use chemistry to reduce environmental impact. With a refrigerant called R410A, these systems boast a zero ozone depletion potential.
Upgrade Your Home’s Comfort
With the a ductless system in place, you can enjoy increased comfort and efficiency without breaking the bank. Being environmentally friendly and completely customizable to your needs and preferences, a ductless system could be just the solution you need for your home or business. So, if you’re thinking about upgrading your HVAC system, consider ductless heating and cooling to be the new standard.