When you think of “central air conditioning and heating,” you probably immediately think of ductwork. For the last few decades, since central HVAC systems have become the standard in homes, ducts have served as the way that heated and cooled air is sent to different room. However, ducts are no longer necessary for central ACs and heaters. Ductless mini split heat pumps now allow you to enjoy central comfort without requiring an inch of ductwork!
How This Works
Ductless mini split heat pumps work through a series of mini air handlers that are placed on the walls of different rooms around the house. Each air handler connects to a single outdoor unit, and the air handlers contain their own blower fans and refrigerant coils. They direct the cooled/heated air straight into the living spaces.
Why Consider a Ductless System Installation
Are there reasons to prefer a ductless system to the more familiar central ACs and heaters? Yes, and here are a few:
- New construction or remodeling: A ductless system is a great choice if you’re building a new home or extensively remodeling your current one. You won’t have to make space for ducts, and you’ll have more freedom to create the design you want.
- Energy savings: Ductless systems consume less energy than standard ACs and heat pumps because they use smaller mechanical parts and motors to run. They also don’t lose or gain heat through ducts.
- Zone control: You don’t have to cool or heat empty rooms, since each air handler can be operated separately from the others. This is another way to conserve energy.
- Improved indoor air quality: Ducts are a major collection point for dust and other debris that will end up blown out into your living spaces. Without ducts, you’ll have cleaner air, and it will make a big difference for people in your home who suffer from allergies and asthma.
To find out more about installing a ductless system, call on Comfort Master Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. in Raleigh, NC.