Did you know you can achieve both your heating and cooling needs all in once system? For many homeowners throughout Atwater, a ductless system—also referred to as a ductless mini-split—is becoming a great option for both these needs.
Ductless systems are exceptional and keeping homes in our area warm in the winter, and efficiently cool in the summertime. So if you are in the market for a new AC this year, a new heater, or both, then you’d do well to consider going ductless!
Are All Homes Equipped for a Ductless System?
Admittedly, some homes are better equipped for ductless heating and cooling systems than others. It is important that you be aware of your individual circumstances before purchasing any type of home comfort system. After all, this is a big investment! The best thing you can do if you’re unsure is to contact a trained professional, such as a member of our team.
Generally speaking, ductless systems are best fitted in homes with multiple rooms and/or multiple stories. Also, they’re best for homes that have hot summers and relatively mild winters—something we have a lot of in our area!
The best part about a ductless system is that as the name implies, there are no ducts. This means the potential for indoor air quality problems and efficiency loss through damaged ductwork are immediately eliminated. Ductless systems work much like a standard AC, transferring heat from one area to another. A reversing valve is all that’s needed to switch the flow of refrigerant, allowing for summer cooling and wintertime heating.
But is it right for you? Provided your home is the right match, here are 4 pretty great reasons you may want to upgrade to a ductless system:
Ductless systems allow you to both heat and cool your home, giving you year-round comfort. With the simple flip of a switch, your system will go from “cooling mode” to “heating mode,” and vice-versa.
Ductless systems do cost a bit more to install, however, since no ductwork is required the installation saves you space that you wouldn’t have otherwise with a central system. Plus, it’s set up with one outdoor unit and up to 4 indoor air handlers that are mounted up high on the wall, out of the way—rather than a big bulky indoor air handler in your garage or attic.
You’ll never have to worry again about servicing two different HVAC systems. When you go ductless, you don’t have to repair, maintain, and replace both a heater and an air conditioner. You’re only paying to install and service a single system.
4. Energy Efficiency
Ductless heating and cooling systems function on less power than other systems. This is particularly true when they’re in heating mode. Other heating systems, like furnaces, have to generate heat, whereas the ductless system simply transfers heat. This efficiency equates to lower energy bills for your household in the long run!