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Advantages and Benefits of Ductless HVAC Systems

You probably might have heard what ductless heating and cooling systems are. However, your acquaintance with the term does not mean you already are familiar with what it can do and why it’s a whole lot better compared to traditional heating and cooling systems.

The thing with this type of system is that it can now be installed in your own home, unlike before when you only see it in buildings, commercial establishments, and offices. So before you contemplate on having one installed in your home, take a look at these advantages and benefits first.

Let’s start with the home improvement blog called Enlightenme.com, in which there’s an article there we found titled “5 Benefits of a Ductless Air Conditioner System.” The said article talks about how a ductless system is greatly advantageous for old houses that don’t have ducts or a new house that wasn’t built to use forced air heating. Read the excerpt below:

They’re easy to install. These cooling systems can be installed in much less time than it takes to put in central air conditioning. A two-person crew would need at least a week to install the ductwork and other components of a central air conditioning system. A ductless minisplit system could be installed from start to finish in a day.

They don’t take up much space. Their compact size makes ductless AC units perfect for cooling small living spaces, such as apartments and dorm rooms. They’re also great for cooling individual rooms in larger homes, particularly basements and attics, which are usually not ventilated well. Also, ductless air conditioners are easy to store because of their small size.

They’re easy to operate. Most ductless air conditioners have a remote control that enables you to easily increase or lower the temperature of the air coming from your unit. Feeling too cold in bed? You can adjust the room temperature with your remote control, without getting out of the covers. Try doing that with a central air conditioning system.

They’re cost-effective. Ductless air conditioners use considerably less power than traditional air conditioners, which saves on your energy bill. In addition, if you use multiple units, you can control the individual room temperatures in your house, which is more energy efficient than using a central air conditioning system to cool the whole house.

They’re quiet. Traditional air conditioners can make a lot of noise, but ductless ones are quiet. The noise they make is usually no more than a quiet hum. It amounts to background noise that is easily drowned out by conversation, music and television.

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The thing with central air conditioning systems is that you will have to spend hundreds of dollars to have it installed if your home isn’t designed for them. So instead of opting for the more expensive approach, a ductless air conditioning and heating system is definitely the more sensible choice.

Next up, take time to watch this video from AngiesList.com to learn more about how this type of heating and cooling system really works.

Finally, the website MitsubishiComfort.com talked more about two other benefits of opting for a ductless system. Take a look at them below:

They Offer Highly Flexible Solutions

Whereas traditional heat pumps and central air conditioning systems force cooled and heated air through ducts, ductless systems deliver air directly into different zones. They are comprised of a small outdoor unit and one or more indoor units that require nothing more than mounting capabilities and access to electricity.

Sometimes referred to as split systems, multi-split systems, or split-ductless systems, ductless cooling and heating offers home and business owners a cost-effective way to replace inefficient window units, space heaters and electric baseboard heaters. They can be installed in home additions, new construction, condominiums and apartments, or to improve temperature control in specific rooms. Ductless systems can even be fit for buildings that currently use ducted forced-air systems.

Ductless Cooling Lowers Your Carbon Footprint

The small size of a ductless cooling system and its zoning capabilities allows for greater energy efficiency. Ductless cooling and heating systems follow ENERGY STAR guidelines, which means they are far more energy efficient than the minimum standards set forth by the U.S. federal government. Improved efficiency saves money, of course, but it also helps reduce your total carbon output.

Additionally, ductless systems take advantage of advances in chemistry to reduce effects on the environment. Ductless systems use a refrigerant called R410A, which is known for its zero ozone depletion potential. This means the system will have less impact on the environment throughout its lifecycle.

Ductless cooling and heating systems are energy efficient, environmentally friendly and completely customizable. They offer homeowners the ability to cool and heat specific zones of their home to the exact temperature they desire, providing consistent and exceptional year-round comfort.

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In the end, not everyone is aware of the fact that traditional HVAC systems, no matter how they’re constantly cleaned up and maintained, will always promote and invite bad stuff like allergens and dust; and it’s all because these systems use ducts. If you want to improve the quality of air indoors, go for a system that don’t use ducts.