Is A Ductless split right for you and your home?
Is a ductless heating and cooling system right for you and your ductless mini-split system vs a standard heating and cooling system?
Depending on the application, a ductless heating and cooling system could be a great addition to your home and improve its overall value.
Pros of a Ductless Heating & Cooling System
Very Energy Efficient
Ductless heating and cooling systems are extremely energy efficient compared to a standard HVAC system.
Energy usage for these units is measured using a SEER rating (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio).
Many of these units have a variable speed motor that can be adjusted based on need.
Also, the ductless system has an advanced inverter-driven compressor that operates in a cruise control style setting. It ramps up only when needed and then slows back down to conserve energy.
With a ductless heating and cooling system, you are generally looking at a 40% increase in energy efficiency compared to a standard ac unit! Options include more than 30 energy-star certified systems making it right for your home.
Flexibility in Usage
One great benefit of a ductless system is its ability to “spot treat” certain areas of your home that are hard to heat and cool with your normal HVAC system.
If a room is located far away from your central HVAC system, the room may become hot in the summer and cold in the winter due to reduced airflow to that area of the home.
Without the hassle of ductwork needing to be run or air returns installed, these systems can be installed in almost any room you can imagine with room-by-room temperature control now at your fingertips.
Popular areas in a home for a ductless unit include:
- Finished basements
- Rooms located over garages
Options for ductless systems include single rooms, multiple rooms, or even your entire home. Adding a ductless system is also a great way to increase your home’s value and right for your home.
Better Air Quality
Unless you have a HEPA filter or an advanced air cleaning system installed on your central heating and cooling system, the air from your ductless unit will generally be cleaner.
A large factor contributing to this is the absence of ductwork.
Over time, ducts become lined with dust and other debris that slip past your furnace filter.
No matter how many times you change your furnace filter, if your air ducts are dirty, the air you breathe will be dirty as well.
By not having to worry about dirty ductwork, a ductless system can provide cleaner air consistently.
The ductless system also uses a sophisticated multi-part filtration system to reduce contaminants such as allergens, viruses, and bacteria from the air.
With regular cleaning of your ductless system, the filters can last up to 10 years!
Compared to a standard central air system, a ductless heating and cooling system is generally much quieter during operation. Unless you are standing right next to the unit, you generally won’t even hear it operating.
As the ductless unit needs to only cool and heat one room, it does not have a loud blower motor that needs to force large amounts of air into your home.
During operation, you can generally expect noise to not exceed 19 DB in the indoor unit. Compare this to the average dB level of 40 at your local library.
Can Both Heat and Cool
One of the greatest benefits of a ductless system vs a standard air conditioner is its ability to both heat and cool making it a year-round system and right for your home.
Call AC Dave Heating & Air to schedule an appointment to discuss the pros of a ductless HVAC system and find out if it’s right for your home. 661-270-1961