Ductless heating and cooling, also called ductless mini-split systems, are quickly becoming one of the most popular new options for managing a home’s temperature. Why are so many people choosing ductless systems? There are many advantages of ductless heating and cooling that relate to modern homes, including convenience, space-saving and energy efficiency. For those who are unfamiliar with the benefits of these systems, we’ll walk through them below.
1. Lowered Energy Costs
You have probably heard it said that both ductless heating and ductless cooling can help lower your energy costs by using less to produce the same temperature. But, how good are ductless air conditioners at keeping costs low? It depends on how you use them.
Yes, ductless systems inherently have the advantage of not having leaky ducts or having to pump cold or hot air throughout the home. They produce hot or cold air exactly where they are, so all of it ends up where you’d like it.
That said, the biggest energy advantages come from using ductless systems as part of a zone heating or zone cooling setup. This is where you only heat or cool the zones of your home that people are currently in. During the day, you can leave the system off in the bedrooms. Or, in the evenings, only manage the heat in the space you’re entertaining. Zone heating and cooling can save you considerable amounts on utility bills.
2. Simpler Installation
Not all homes were designed with ductwork in mind. And, if you are adding new space to your home with an addition or if you’re remodelling, you may prefer the freedom of not needing to add in ductwork. This can help you save room in the walls and can help lower the overall costs of the addition or renovation.
Even if you are not adding to or changing your home, there are reasons to prefer the simple installation of a ductless system. It can be faster and less expensive than other options.
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3. Better Air Quality
One of the best advantages of mini-split systems is that they can significantly improve air quality. Air duct systems collect dirt and debris, sometimes forming layers inches thick. They then spew this throughout your home. Those homeowners who forget to schedule air duct cleaning every year will see an impact on their air quality. However, with a ductless mini-split system, you don’t have to manage your air ducts again–because you don’t have any.
This can help lower levels of dust, allergens, mould, bacteria and other airborne debris throughout your home. It can also make it easier to keep certain areas, like bedrooms, free from the airborne debris generated in other spaces.
Are They Right For You?
There are many advantages of ductless heating and cooling systems, but they are not right for everyone. You should talk with your HVAC technician about what might be best for you.
If you are looking for more information about ductless heating and cooling systems, you can contact the team at Link ClimateCare today. We’re here to help.