For many decades, central HVAC systems in homes stayed pretty much the same. An air conditioner and a furnace connected to a network of ducts reaching out to vents around the house. A single powerful blower sent the heated or cooled air into the ductwork to provide an even spread of comfort.
Although this type of HVAC system worked well for years, there was room for improvement. Such as finding a way to remove ducts from the equation. Today, we have the option for ductless air conditioning and ductless heating in Riverdale, GA through ductless mini split heat pumps. Using a ductless system in a home has several advantages, and one of the most appealing is that it can save the homeowner money.
If you’re interested in how the installation of a ductless mini split heat pump can lower your comfort costs, follow us below.
Lower Energy Expenditure
A ductless system can operate without ducts because it doesn’t use a single large blower motor to push air to the house. Instead, it uses several smaller blower units that are mounted on the walls of different rooms. Each of these units contains a fan and a refrigerant coil so it can send out heated/cooled air directly into the space without having to use a conduit like a duct. These blower units consume less energy overall than the single large blower necessary in a ducted system to push air such long distances.
Lack of Heat Loss and Heat Gain
Ducts are a source of energy inefficiency for a central HVAC system. Even when well-insulated, the ducts will lose heated air through their walls during cold weather and gain heat during cool weather, requiring the HVAC system to work harder. Because ductless systems don’t have ducts at all, they don’t have this problem and can operate at greater energy efficiency.
Zoned Heating and Cooling
Each of the blower units connected to a ductless mini split heat pump can run independently of the others. They’re controlled locally using remote controls, so only the blowers in rooms that require heating/cooling need to run. This is known as zoned heating and cooling. The standard ducted HVAC system heats or cools every room in the house when it comes on, whether it needs to or not. The zoning capability of ductless systems cuts down on this kind of wasteful operation.
Reduced Maintenance and Repair Costs
Ducts are often a source of trouble for an HVAC system. They wear down over time and start to develop air leaks and gaps that allow heated and cooled air to go to waste, and only professionals can handle the repair job necessary to fix them. Ducts also collect dust and debris over time and must have professional cleaning. You don’t have to worry about any of these maintenance or repair expenditures when you have a ductless mini split.
Find Out More About the Ductless Advantages
There are more benefits of installing a ductless heating and cooling system in your house. Feel free to call our team to learn more about how we can benefit your home with ductless installation.
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