Is Ductless Heating and Cooling Right for You?

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Ductless HVAC systems (or mini-split systems) are beautifully efficient and provide consistent room comfort. But the decision to install is different for every homeowner.

The Pros of a Ductless System

A ductless heat pump or air conditioner typically consists of a wall-mounted indoor unit combined with an outside compressor. It’s most often used in a situation where a window AC unit or baseboard heating would be considered, such as a new addition to a house. But unlike window units, ductless units require only a very small hole to be drilled into the wall, making them less vulnerable to air leakage and security problems. Plus, they’re less visible and audible.

They’re also exceedingly energy-efficient. “In the average house, you’re losing 25 percent or more of your energy to ductwork,” says James Bowman, National Technical Manager for RectorSeal and a 20+ year veteran of the HVAC industry. “Simply by removing the ducts, you end up with a more efficient system. Ductless models also have inverter-driven compressors, which speed up and slow down based on the needs of the system instead of shutting off entirely like traditional HVAC compressors do. You consume a lot of energy during compressor start-up.” Read More...

Article Courtesy: https://www.hgtv.com/remodel/mechanical-systems/is-ductless-heating-and-cooling-right-for-you

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