What Are the Advantages of Ductless HVAC Systems?
Homeowners looking for a new HVAC system may have heard of ductless mini splits before, but what exactly is it? Though the technology is relatively new, ductless mini-split systems are already proving to be one of the best, most energy-efficient ways to heat and cool a home. Instead of relying on a network of air ducts to distribute treated air throughout the house, the ductless mini-split doesn’t use air ducts. Here are some advantages of ductless HVAC systems over traditional central air systems.
Enjoy Reduced Energy Bills
The ductless mini split is one of the most energy-efficient ways to heat or cool a home. Optional inverter technology that allows the mini split’s motor to operate at lower speeds when optimal temperatures have been achieved adds even more savings. But the absence of air ducts is an important feature of the ductless mini split that gives it an edge over central forced air systems in reducing energy costs.
Studies have consistently shown that a large chunk of energy consumption by an HVAC system is due to energy loss along the ductwork. These losses can account for over 30% of the energy usage of air conditioning systems. More energy can also be wasted if air leaks are present in the ductwork. Switching to a ductless mini-split will cut energy costs because of their lack of air ducts and the losses that come with them.
Fast and Easy Installation
Eliminating the need to install air ducts also benefits homeowners by cutting down on the time it takes for installation compared to the time it takes to complete installation for traditional central air systems with ductwork because they are easier for professional HVAC contractors to install.
It saves homeowners time but also gives them a great option, especially for those who need to retrofit old homes that don’t have existing ductwork or add heating and air conditioning to homes that are too small or don’t have enough space for air ducts.
Better Indoor Air Quality and Flexible Home Comfort
Bigger homes with plenty of rooms and spaces with different functions also stand to gain from the customizable zones of comfort that a ductless mini split system offers. Instead of fighting over what temperature the whole house should be, ductless mini-split users can install multiple indoor units that they can set at different temperatures. Setting different areas of the house at different temperatures allows people to achieve a level of comfort not available in the one-size-fits-all setting of central air systems. This can also save energy by allowing people to use less energy for rooms not in use or that they don’t frequently use.
By being ductless, mini splits can also improve indoor air quality in homes. Air ducts, though useful for central AC, can also be breeding grounds for dust, germs, and other allergens that can have an adverse effect on indoor air quality. Without air ducts, homeowners can rest easy knowing that there are fewer places for allergens, mold, or mildew to hide in their homes and threaten their health.
About Stuart Pro Heating & Air
Stuart Pro Heating & Air is a family-owned and operated business serving Buford, GA, and the surrounding areas. They provide upfront pricing, on-time arrivals, and reliable customer service. Call them today for ductless mini-split installation and repair in Buford, GA.