There’s no mistaking that these days, affordability is at the top of mind with any big appliance or equipment purchase. And we are not just talking about the initial purchase, but the costs of operating said appliance over the months and years. Efficiency goes hand in hand with this, and if you’re serious about boosting your home’s efficiency while paying as little as possible for your HVAC use, then you’d do well to consider the installation of a ductless system.
You may have seen us discuss the advantages of ductless heating and cooling before. Today, the main benefit we want to focus on is the economical advantages of utilizing such a system. Keep reading to learn more, and remember to schedule your installation or any other ductless service needs you may have with our team.
Why Is a Ductless System So Special?
Let us count the ways—truthfully, there are a number of things that make a ductless system great. One of these factors, which ties back to the financial aspect of using such a system, is that it operates on heat pump technology. This means that not only can it be used to effectively cool your home in the summer, but the refrigerant process can be reversed in the winter to provide efficient heat too, which means instead of generating heat, the system transfers it, which we’ll get to below.
Heat Transfer: We’re going to start with this point, since it’s a big one and contributes greatly to the ductless system’s efficiency. A ductless system, as we mentioned above, is a heat pump. This means the mode of operation can be reversed.
As we alluded to above, refrigerant is evaporated in the indoor unit, and condensed outside to release heat. But in the winter, the refrigerant is evaporated outside, and condensed in the indoor units to use that heat to warm the air in your home.
Zone Control Heating and Cooling: Zone control systems themselves can be installed into ducted heaters and cooling system in order to break up your home into different temperature zones. With a ductless system, though, this functionality is inherent to the design of the HVAC system.
The individual blowers, called air handlers, used by the ductless system are each controlled independently of each other. This means you can set different temperatures in different areas of the home without the need for any system upgrades or equipment retrofits like a traditional zone control system would require. This allows you to both heat and cool your home more thoughtfully, saving you energy and money.
No Ductwork Leaks: Having no ducts means you won’t have any duct problems, either. One of the most common culprits of efficiency loss as well as poor indoor air quality is ductwork leaks. When air doesn’t make it to its intended destination, your HVAC system has to work harder to balance temperatures throughout your home. You don’t need to worry about this problem at all with a ductless system! After all, there is no ductwork that could leak.