The Science and Savings Behind Ductless Heating and Cooling
If you live in an older home without ductwork or if you’re looking for help for that room that’s always 10 degrees warmer or cooler than the rest of your home—ductless systems might be the ideal solution for you. Also known as ductless mini splits, mini split heat pumps, and ductless heating systems, ductless technology offers an alternative to traditional systems that’s easy to install, flexible, and efficient.
Ductless systems improve temperature control in specific rooms—a win-win when it comes to those uncomfortable rooms in your home. And because the systems allow you to create “zones” in your home, you no longer have to cool or heat rooms that you’re not using, so you save on utility costs. One outdoor condenser can power multiple indoor units located in the wall, ceiling, or floor for zoned heating and cooling comfort throughout your whole home. Or just choose to heat and cool one room—an add-on, an attic, or an enclosed patio, for example.
One of the biggest reasons homeowners use ductless heating and cooling is to use less energy—in fact, a homeowner can potentially save 50 percent more on energy costs—thanks to Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratings (SEER) up to 30 for greater efficiency—by using a ductless system instead of central air conditioning or heating.
The systems are also great for homeowners with hot water heating systems (boilers) who want central air conditioning. Instead of a large central distribution center to handle cooling, an outdoor condenser supplies coolant to units in individual rooms. That means the system is easy to install, easy to use, and only heating or cooling rooms that need it, so homeowners save on utility costs. These indoor units are fairly inconspicuous, unlike old-fashioned wall units, so aesthetics are more pleasing.
A professional heating and cooling expert like Carrier dealer Gross Heating & Air Conditioning can help you size, select, and install the right ductless technology for your needs.