If your current HVAC system is nearing the end of its working life, consider the benefits of “going ductless.” Ductless heating and cooling systems offer several key benefits contributing to more functional, efficient, and comfortable homes. Learn about these benefits before reviewing options with your HVAC contractor.
They Save Space
Ductless heating and cooling systems take up little space compared to their traditional counterparts. Most can be mounted to exterior walls to save floor space in basements once occupied by bulky furnaces. Use the extra space in your basement for anything you want, such as creating a craft or home gym area. Ductless HVAC systems also require less time to install than traditional options, with most operational in a day.
They Save Money
These systems allow you to create temperature “zones” within your home instead of heating or cooling the entire space and subsequently unoccupied rooms such as dining rooms or guest bedrooms. This improves efficiency to reduce monthly energy bills as well as your carbon footprint. Ductless systems are also ideal for heating and cooling additions, such as in-law suites, garage apartments, and sunrooms.
They Improve Home Comfort
Because you heat or cool the rooms you use most, you won’t have to pile on the hoodies and blankets in the winter or strip down in the summer just to feel comfortable in your own home. Heat and cool each space exactly as much as you would like to enjoy your home instead of being distracted by how uncomfortable you feel. Ductless HVAC systems are also quiet to further improve home comfort because the space becomes more peaceful.
They Are Easy To Use
In addition to quick and easy installation, ductless systems are easy to use. They come with controls allowing you to adjust the temperature, something particularly helpful if you are snug in bed or comfortable on the couch. Instead of getting up to manually increase or decrease the temperature, simply press a button.
They Improve Indoor Air Quality
Traditional air ducts require cleaning on a routine basis so you are not circulating dust throughout your home and causing allergy and asthma flare-ups. Dust contains innumerable contaminants such as dust mites, pollen, animal dander, insect remains, mold and mildew spores, and vermin excrement to irritate the eyes, noses, throats, and lungs of household members. Even ducts that receive regular cleaning still get dusty and lower indoor air quality, a problem ductless systems eliminate for easier, healthier breathing.