Why You Should Consider a Ductless System for Your Home

Posted On: October 11, 2021

When most people think of getting an HVAC system, they imagine a unit that sits outside their home and another that sits in the crawl space or attic, blowing hot or cold air throughout ducts or vents.

Although this is the most common HVAC system on the market, more and more people are turning to ductless systems for a number of reasons. If you’re considering an upgrade, read on to learn some advantages and disadvantages of these newer ductless systems.

From a design perspective, ductless systems are much more compact, allowing you more installation location options. Commonly referred to by industry professionals as a ductless mini-split system or a ductless heat pump, these systems have only three main components: an indoor unit typically installed on a ceiling or wall; an outdoor unit, known as the condenser and a refrigerant line set with electrical wiring that connects the two.

Advantages of ductless systems are:

  1. Energy efficiency – One of the biggest advantages of a ductless system is that you won’t lose air as it travels through your duct system, which helps avoid energy loss and save on energy costs.
  2. Convenience – Ductless systems are designed to be small and quiet. They are sleeker and offer much more convenient installation options that do not disrupt a room’s decor.
  3. Versatility – Because of this newer technology and energy efficiency, ductless systems are made to help control different comfort and temperature zones in your home. Many are remote-controlled and can be customized to specific schedules and timing needs.

Disadvantages of ductless systems are:

  1. Upfront costs – Ductless mini-split systems can be fairly expensive to buy and install compared to what people initially think. Despite the price tag, you can regain some of this cost back in what you save through energy efficiency.
  2. Maintenance – It’s extremely important to perform regular filter changes and cleanings to keep your ductless system operating at optimal levels. If neglected, repairs can be more costly.

If you’re considering upgrading your heating and air conditioning system and are interested in the ductless mini-split as an option, call Short Pump Heating & Air at 804-364-9040 or contact us online today to learn more!

We offer free quotes and can find the best option to fit you and your family’s needs.

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