Benefits of Ductless Heating and Cooling Units
What Are Ductless Units?
Unlike traditional forced air heating and cooling systems, ductless systems require no ductwork to move air. They simply use a small outdoor unit and one or more indoor units which mount to a fixed surface, and run-off nothing more than electricity. They can be installed in new construction, home additions, existing homes, apartments, and businesses for a variety of purposes, whether to replace an entire heating and cooling system, or simply to provide extra comfort in a particular room, there are many advantages that come with owning a ductless unit.
The biggest advantage of investing in a ductless unit, is cost. Lately, utility costs across the country have done nothing but gone up. What makes matters worse is when you have an inefficient system regulating the climate of your home. Ductless systems rely on very little power – they are smaller than traditional forced-air systems, and because the temperature-controlled air is delivered directly into a room, there is no loss in efficiency. Multi-split systems also allow homeowners to create “zones” in their home, which means they no longer have to cool or heat rooms that aren’t occupied.
With traditional HVAC systems, air from every room is circulated to a central filter, which gets dirty fast, and needs replaced right away to maintain efficiency. Ductless systems offer multi stage filtration systems for every room which they’re installed, leaving your air with less dust, bacteria, allergens, or other particulates in the air.
How quiet are Ductless systems? Some are no louder than 20 decibels, even on days when they work the most! To put that number in perspective, a whisper is around 30 decibels. Which means ductless systems are quieter than a whisper!
Installations are simple and painless. Depending on the number of indoor and outdoor units required, they can be up and fully functional in as little as a day. Multi-split systems need small pipes that require a mere 3 inch hole, so that means less debris and no rebuilding walls or ceilings around ductwork. You can even easily take them with you if you move and install them in your next place of residence.