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5 Advantages of Ductless Heating and Cooling Systems

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Most people have heard of ductless heating and cooling systems, and they have probably seen the small, indoor devices installed on walls in homes, restaurants or office buildings. But what do you really know about these systems?

  1. Offer Highly Flexible Solutions

Whereas traditional heat pumps and central air conditioning systems force cooled and heated air through ducts, ductless heating and cooling systems deliver air directly into different zones. They are comprised of a small outdoor unit and one or more indoor units that require nothing more than mounting capabilities and access to electricity.

  1. Save You Money

One of the biggest reasons why homeowners switch to ductless heating and cooling is the overall cost savings. When a home’s temperature depends upon an inefficient system, monthly bills can quickly rise. Ductless heating and air conditioning systems operate on less power, they are smaller than traditional forced-air systems, and because the temperature-controlled air is delivered directly into a room, there is no loss in efficiency. Multi-split systems also allow homeowners to create “zones” in their home, which means they no longer have to cool or heat rooms that aren’t occupied.

  1. Improve Indoor Air Quality

Often times, the quality of indoor air can actually be lower than the quality of outdoor air. With traditional HVAC systems, air ducts must be professionally cleaned on a regular basis, and even after cleaning, dust and allergens are left behind. Ductless air conditioning and heating systems, offer multi-stage filtration that can drastically reduce dust, bacteria, pollen, allergens and other particulates in the air.

  1. Quicker and Easier to Install Than Ducted Systems

Installing a traditional, ducted system can take several weeks and disrupt daily activities in the home. Ductless systems take far less time to install, depending upon the number of indoor and outdoor units required, it can be up and running in as little as one day. Mini-split systems run on small pipes that require a small hole. That means homeowners don’t have to worry about rebuilding walls or ceilings around ductwork.

  1. Ductless Air Conditioning Lowers Your Carbon Footprint

The small size of a ductless cooling system and its zoning capabilities allows for great energy efficiency. Ductless heating and air conditioning systems follow ENERGY STAR guidelines, which means they are far more energy efficient than the minimum standards set by the U.S. federal government. Improved efficiency saves money, and helps reduce your total carbon output.

Ductless air conditioning and heating systems are energy efficient, environmentally friendly and completely customizable. They offer homeowners the ability to cool and heat specific zones of their home to the exact temperature they desire, providing consistent and exceptional year-round comfort. Call Homestead to get your ductless quote!