Keeping your home cool during the summer months and warm during the winter months is essential to stay comfortable in your home, and having a ductless split system can help you achieve that. Many people when they hear ductless split system, questions will arise. Is this system right for me? What is a ductless split system? How does this system vary from other cooling and heating systems? Well, let us put your mind at ease and explain to you ductless split systems.
First, you’ll need to understand exactly what a duct split system is. It is a heating and cooling system that has two parts, an indoor unit that is either installed in the ceiling or mounted to the wall, and an outdoor unit. The factor that separates it from other systems is that it does not use a duct system, instead it only needs a few cables to run refrigerant through. The installation process for a ductless system is much easier than a central system where duct work doesn’t exist.
When to use a ductless system? When deciding which type of system to install into your home, sometimes a ductless system might be your best bet. If your current home doesn’t have any duct work, installing a ductless split system would make sense. You can either choose from a mini split system which has one outdoor unit and one indoor, and will heat and cool one room. Or you can use a multi split system which will have one outdoor unit and up to five indoor units, cooling and heating multiple rooms. Another reason to choose a ductless split system is if you’re adding onto your home, instead of adding duct work to your current system you can just have a mini split system installed into the additional room.
What are the benefits of a ductless system? The first is, when doing an installation, in most cases it is a much cheaper price then having a central heating and air system installed. The second is, it’s a zoning system. Meaning the indoor units are in separate rooms, allowing you to set desired temperatures for different parts of your home. Finally, because there are less components working in these systems than central systems, in most cases the operational cost is lower, it requires less maintenance, and has cheaper repairs.
If you think a ductless system is something your home or new addition to your home can benefit from, give O’Brien a call today. One of our comfort specialists will schedule a time to meet at your house for a free at home estimate and decide if this system will work best for your home.