Ductless HVAC System- 5 Advantages
In the Wilmington NC area, ductless HVAC systems are becoming a more popular choice to keep offices and homes comfortable. As the name entails, the ductless HVAC system is a cooling and heating system that does not require ductwork to operate. An indoor unit is installed that is matched with an outdoor unit to cool or heat an area. The outdoor unit can be paired with multiple indoor units for different areas of the home, or just one for a specific room or area. Here are the advantages of having a ductless HVAC system heat and cool your home or office.
Unlike central heating and cooling systems, ductless HVAC systems do not require any ductwork. This is a great solution for homes that currently do not have ductwork. Or for new additions to a home or office. When a ductless HVAC system is installed, it only heats and cools whichever areas the indoor units are placed in. So, if you added a sunroom to your home, you can install a ductless HVAC system that will only heat and cool this one room.
2- Save money:
Not only are ductless HVAC systems usually cheaper to install, but they also are energy efficient which can help lower energy bills. The reason they are energy efficient is that they work similarly to a zone control system. Meaning you can control the temperature in one area of the house without affecting others. Ductless HVAC systems have a high SEER rating. Which makes them very energy efficient. Also according to Energy.gov, ductwork losses can account for more than 30% of energy consumption for space conditioning, especially if the ducts are in an unconditioned space such as an attic.
As mentioned earlier, because this system does not require ductwork, it is easier to install than a traditional system majority of the time. A few pipes will need to be installed through the wall to the outdoor unit, but it is much less invasive than ductwork. O’Brien Service Company offers complimentary in-home evaluations where our comfort specialists can examine your home and design a layout of what the installation would include.
Indoor air quality recently has been receiving more attention. Studies by Trane show that indoor air is 4 to 5 times more polluted than outdoor air. This is due to our homes becoming better sealed to save energy on our heating and air costs. Which also traps in contaminants. Unless properly maintained and cleaned, ductwork over time will collect dust and debris that will keep circulating in your home. A ductless HVAC system offers a multi-stage filtration that can significantly reduce dust, bacteria, pollen, and other airborne particles.
5-Better for the environment:
The zoning capabilities and high SEER ratings make these systems energy efficient. They also use a refrigerant called R410A which is known for its zero ozone depletion potential. The ductless HVAC systems O’Brien Service Company installs follow the Energy Star guidelines. For all these reasons, ductless systems are better for the environment.
These are just some of the ductless HVAC system advantages. Contact O’Brien to schedule your complimentary in-home evaluation if you think a ductless HVAC system would be a great option for your home. For many years O’Brien Service Company has been installing ductless HVAC systems in the Wilmington NC area. Let us show you what true comfort can feel like! Visit the Mitsubishi site for more information on the advantages of ductless HVAC systems. O’Brien Service Company is your local certified Mitsubishi Diamond Contractor.