What is a Ductless HVAC System?
Also known as split systems, mini-split systems, or split-ductless systems, ductless air conditioner or heating system is a wall-mounted indoor unit combined with an outdoor compressor. These systems are extremely energy efficient and are known to cut down on your energy bills.
What Are the Pros of Ductless Systems?
Unlike window units, ductless systems only require a small hole in the wall, making them less prone to security issues or air leaks. They are also a quieter and less visible option. Ductless systems are often extremely energy efficient because they are ductless so you’ll lose no energy in your ductwork and operate on less power. The ductless feature also allows for better air quality, since the dust and debris in ductwork is not a factor. In fact, one of the biggest reasons homeowners opt for ductless heating and cooling is the involved cost.
Mini-split systems are great for homeowners that want to cool or heat only specific areas of their home. This will not only save you money, as you’ll no longer spend energy on rooms that are unoccupied but allows you to provide comfortable, customizable temperature for each room or ‘zone’ the ductless unit is in. With all the benefits of mini-split systems and the ease of installation, these systems may be the perfect fit for your home! If you’re thinking about installing a ductless HVAC system in your home, call your local experts today.
What Are the Cons of Ductless Systems?
Though ductless systems do offer a ton of benefits, they’re not perfect for everyone’s home. The biggest cons we hear from homeowners are the aesthetics, the up-front cost, and the maintenance. Though Fredericksburg, Stafford, and the surrounding regions do experience mild winters, occasionally, we’ll have artic ones too. Ductless systems are not fully equipped to handle that sort of energy output when temperatures fall below zero. They are also more pricey for single-room solutions compared to window units. Even for whole-house solutions, you’ll end up paying more upfront is you’re replacing your existing HVAC system with a ducted unit. In return, your energy bills will be lower. Consult our knowledgeable technicians to see whether mini-split systems would be right for your home.
If you’re concerned about the aesthetic of the ductless system, you’re not alone. But we hear from many of our clients who are reluctant to install mini-splits because of their looks say after installation they forget all about them! If you’d like more information about if ductless HVAC is a good investment for your home, give us a call. Our expert technicians will help answer all your questions and give you affordable prices on HVAC installation.
Maintenance on Ductless Systems:
Ductless systems require more maintenance than ducted units. It’s recommended to clean each unit’s filter monthly. This is because the debris will overwhelm the system if it’s not cleaned regularly, and will result in professional maintenance and cleaning if not regularly done by the homeowner. We want to help you keep your system clean, and pumping out cool air. For tune-ups on your mini-split, give us a call! We’re the local experts in HVAC check-ups and want to keep your Fredricksburg home cool.