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Advantages of a Ductless HVAC System

What is a ductless HVAC system?

Ductless HVAC systems are specialized heating and cooling units composed of two distinct components: one interior and one exterior. This type of system provides users with an array of advantages and benefits.

The system is similar to a traditional HVAC system with one exception – the ductless HVAC unit will not use ducts like a centralized HVAC system requires. Instead, the ductless system is connected straight from the outdoor unit into the indoor unit. The unit inside your home cools your living space with no problems or issues. Ideally, these ductless air conditioners can be installed high on a wall located in the living room, often saving space and money.

They can be installed anywhere in your house or office, not just your living room. Let’s go over some of the advantages of having a ductless HVAC system:

Save Money in the Process

One of the most important advantages of ductless units is the cost savings. The mere fact that you don’t have to invest in ducts for your home is a big plus. You can also save money on your monthly electric bills. A ductless HVAC system requires less energy than your traditional HVAC unit and can cool your home faster than any window unit. Moreover, the flexibility of ductless units make can make cooling much cheaper compared to other types of air conditioning units, such as centralized systems or window units.

Prime Locations and Comfort

Ductless AC units can be placed nearly anywhere indoors, as long as there’s an exterior wall available. You can install one in your living room, kitchen, bedroom or bathroom. In contrast to a centralized HVAC system, you’ll be able to selectively turn on the units that need to be in use. When you’re able to only cool the rooms that need cooling, you’ll avoid wasting energy, using less energy and saving money.

More Control and Less Work

Since you’ll be able to install your units independently and in different parts of your home, you’ll have more control over the temperatures. You can have your living room unit set at 75 degrees Fahrenheit while having your bedroom unit at 70 degrees Fahrenheit. Rooms that have more windows tend to be hotter. You can keep your AC running colder in these types of rooms in order to keep them cool. On the other hand, other rooms may stay cool much easier, so you won’t have to keep your air conditioner running constantly. You are sure to notice the difference in your energy costs and monthly consumption. Having a ductless HVAC system often means less installation work, too.

A Silent Operation While Keeping You Comfortable

Everyone has different needs when it comes to temperatures. While one person is cold, the other person might be hot. Having a ductless HVAC system is an ideal solution to keep everyone happy. If you have the ductless units installed in different areas of the home, you can set each one to a different temperature according to the needs of each person.

You’ll also have restful nights since the ductless air conditioning units don’t make much noise when they’re running. Other AC units tend to be loud when they turn on and off throughout the day. However, most ductless units run smoothly without any loud noises.

Quality Air Makes a Difference

Although your traditional HVAC units and regular window units can keep your home cool, these options will usually require much more maintenance compared to the ductless air conditioner. Because the system is ductless, you won’t have to worry about dust or mold forming in any ducts. Remember that you will still have to replace or clean your air filters on a regular basis. Cleaning or maintaining the system is also much easier and less expensive. By maintaining your system, you’ll be able to improve the air quality in your home.

Easier Installation

Hiring a technician to install your HVAC system can be expensive. That’s because the tech has to factor in the ductwork install, placing and hiding outdoor units, calibrating the thermostat and much more. However, ductless units tend to be easier and faster to install. For one thing, these units are much smaller than your traditional, centralized HVAC units and can be placed anywhere in your home. Instead of requiring a technician to cut a hole in the ceiling to run ducts (or even opening walls), you’ll only have to worry about connecting the indoor unit to the outdoor unit. Space may not even be an issue because the ductless components are generally pretty small.

It is Versatile

Along with keeping you cool throughout the summer months, a ductless HVAC system can also keep you warm in the winter. They’ll work the same way to heat your home while saving you money on your electricity bill. Moreover, you’ll have more temperature control throughout the rooms in your home. This can be useful if you have poor insulation, attics, or basements. Since these rooms tend to run much colder than other rooms, having a ductless HVAC unit can help to heat them. On the other hand, you’ll be able to keep your temperatures at another level in rooms where it doesn’t get too cold, such as the bedroom.

The Results Speak for Themselves

To sum it up, a ductless HVAC system might just be the indoor air investment that you’ve been looking for to keep cool in summer months. It’s a convenient and budget-friendly alternative to other HVAC systems. With one of these, you’ll stay nice and comfortable in your home throughout those hot days in the summer. And make sure that you contact a licensed professional to install the system for you!

Read our ductless mini split cooling and heating systems buying guide here

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Published on 2020-05-15 by Ben Travis

Last updated on 2021-06-08

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