As the colder weather sets in, all of us are looking to shut down our air conditioners for the season and crank up the heat. For some homeowners, replacing their existing system or upgrading to a ductless heating system are options worth considering. Below, we’ll discuss what a ductless heating system is, how it works, and the top benefits of having one installed in your home.
What Is a Ductless Heating System?
A ductless heating system consists of two pieces of equipment to heat your home: a wall-mounted or ceiling-mounted unit and a condenser located outside. A short duct running between them moves the warmed air into your home and cool air to the exterior.
How Does It Work?
Most ductless systems use a heat pump, which carries out a series of evaporation and condensation to move heat from the outside into your living space. A compressor pump distributes refrigerant appropriately in the two coils to pull heat from the outdoor air and move it inside.
Benefits of Ductless Heating
There are several benefits you can enjoy by installing a ductless system in your home.
1 Low Cost
Many homeowners choose ductless heating because it’s significantly cheaper to install than an entire HVAC system with ducts running through the walls.
Most ductless units that can handle heat can also cool the air and remove moisture from your living space. These multiple uses make them more desirable than other heating options that don’t double as ACs.
3 Lower Heating Bills
If you’re currently heating your home with oil or even gas, you might be spending hundreds per month throughout the winter to keep your house warm and comfortable. A ductless system often saves homeowners each month on their utility bills.
4 Easy to Install
Ductless systems are not only affordable but easy to install as well. Most technicians will be able to complete the job in a single day.
5 Built-In Zoning
Many indoor ductless units are meant for a single room or area of the home. You can enjoy built-in zones to keep everyone in your family comfortable all winter long.
6 Little Ongoing Maintenance
Ducts are limited in length, and most systems are relatively straightforward to maintain. Ductless heating equipment typically needs less ongoing maintenance than other heating systems.
You might benefit from choosing a ductless heating system if you’re looking for a unit that can keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer, with a relatively low installation cost and little ongoing maintenance. If you think a ductless heating system is right for you, contact our experienced professionals for more information on getting one installed in your home.