5 Benefits of Ductless HVAC Systems
The ductless HVAC system is a convenient air conditioning option designed with your ultimate comfort in mind. If you are considering a new HVAC installation for your add-on or unconditioned space, all that this ultra-quiet ductless solution has to offer make it a great choice.
What are Ductless HVAC Systems?
Ductless or mini-split-systems are small units with one or more indoor units mounted to the wall or ceiling and an outdoor unit which contains the compressor and condenser. Unlike your central air conditioning system, these units do not use ducts. This makes them easier and sometimes less expensive to install and are especially beneficial in areas where it is not feasible to install ductwork. In cases where you can extend the ductwork for your central air conditioning system, you will be faced with the expense and inconvenience of renovation.
Reduced Energy Costs
Some areas of your home are naturally warmer or cooler than others. It can take a lot for your central air conditioning system to try to achieve comfortable temperatures throughout your home. These highly efficient ductless systems allow you to set heating or cooling based on the needs of specific zones, which helps to reduce energy costs. In that way, you will not pay to heat or cool areas that are not used regularly.
Since these systems do not use ducts, you also avoid energy waste that sometimes comes from having leaky or uninsulated ducts. Air loss from ducts can account for more than 30% of energy consumed. The high ENERGY STAR ratings of modern ductless systems are another indication of high cooling and heating efficiency.
These units do not require cutting into the wall or ceiling and upsetting the home’s architectural value. In fact, split-systems only require a small hole, approximately three inches in diameter to run the conduit that connects the indoor and outdoor units. The sleek, modern aesthetic of a ductless unit suits any type of decor. Even if your ductless system is mounted up high, remote control options make it easy for anyone to operate the system.
These systems allow you to divide your home into zones using more than one indoor unit with the outdoor unit. Each indoor unit will have its own thermostat. This zoning capability is one of the key advantages with regard to flexibility since each area will be able to program settings based on the needs of that specific zone.
Lower Impact on Indoor Air Quality
Indoor air quality has recently become an even greater cause for concern because of the rise in respiratory illnesses. Indoor air has been found to be even more polluted than outdoor air. It is important, therefore, especially in homes where persons suffer from respiratory conditions, to be very vigilant with regard to the indoor air quality.
Indoor air pollution comes from a variety of sources such as dirty filters, household products, and outdoor air that leaks into the home. Ductwork can easily transport contaminated air throughout homes. The contaminated air can also come from mold and other allergens that form within the ductwork itself. Since ductless systems are confined to specific areas, there is less circulation of contaminants. Or at the very least there is better control over contaminants in the home.
The Most Advanced Technology
Ductless systems are being designed in keeping with consumers’ expectations of functionality and convenience, and to take advantage of the latest energy-efficient technologies. Features such as dehumidification modes, auto restarts, and timers help to make the systems more practical. Some ductless systems even come with Wi-Fi capabilities so that even when you are away, you can still be in control of your home’s temperature — from your smartphone, tablet, or laptop.
If you are interested in learning more about ductless HVAC systems and how they can work in your home, contact the experts at Bodine-Scott Air Conditioning Co. at (888) 481-8511. Our team of technicians is highly skilled in the installation and servicing of ductless systems. More than fifty years serving the Corpus Christi area means service you can trust. Call us today!
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