5 Benefits of Installing a Ductless System in Your Home
In the sweltering summer heat, homeowners yearn for comfort. Unfortunately, many traditional HVAC systems do not deliver much-needed comfort. However, a ductless system is one revolutionary solution that has gained popularity in recent years and promises to make your home cozy. With its ability to provide efficient cooling and heating without requiring a series of ductwork, a ductless system offers many perks that make it an appealing option. From energy savings to improved indoor air quality, the following are the five most captivating reasons why a ductless system might be the best choice for your home.
1. Easy Installation Process
Installing a traditional HVAC system is often a complex and long process, especially if you need new ductwork. However, due to a lack of ducts, ductless systems can be installed in significantly less time. For a small home that does not have many rooms, a technician may be able to complete the installation process in a single day. Moreover, the installation work is minimal, meaning the installation costs are minimal.
2. Higher Energy Efficiency
You might have heard about SEER ratings when shopping for a new HVAC system. These ratings are directly related to how much energy an HVAC system can save you. Ductless systems usually have a higher SEER rating. Since ductless systems do not rely on a series of ductwork to distribute conditioned air, energy losses commonly associated with leaky ducts are eliminated.
Additionally, ductless systems consist of a single outdoor unit and one or more indoor units, typically mounted on walls. You can control each indoor unit independently, which allows for zoning. In other words, you can heat or cool specific rooms in your home as needed instead of wasting energy on conditioning your entire home.
These systems also utilize inverter technology, allowing them to adjust their compressor speed in order to match the desired temperature. This means they can operate at lower speeds and consume less energy whenever cooling and heating demands are low. Traditional HVAC systems mainly have fixed-speed compressors that run at full capacity regardless of the required temperature, which results in unnecessary energy consumption.
3. Improved Air Quality
The quality of indoor air is extremely important. Poor indoor air quality can negatively impact your health and exacerbate existing respiratory conditions such as allergies and asthma. Among the main reasons why ductless systems lead to improved indoor air is because they do not use ductwork. Ductwork allows dirt, dust, and debris to accumulate over time if not cleaned properly. These particles then become airborne and circulate back into your home whenever your system operates. A ductless system also incorporates advanced multi-layer filtration systems that effectively eliminate pollutants from the air. They also perform better at dehumidifying an indoor space.
4. Minimal Maintenance Required
Compared to traditional HVAC systems, ductless systems require significantly less maintenance. This can be attributed to the fact that there is no ductwork, which requires regular cleaning to remove dust and other contaminants. The only thing you need to do is clean or replace the air filters regularly. Another major concern would be to keep outdoor unit fans clear of any obstacles.
5. Saves Space
Another major benefit of a ductless system is its compact size. Traditional HVAC systems are bulky and complex. They also occupy space in the attic or basement and require extensive ductwork. However, a ductless system only consists of the indoor air handler and outdoor compressor. Since one outdoor unit can connect up to five indoor units and no ductwork is required, you can save substantial room.
Ductless systems can be an ideal option if you are a homeowner looking for a flexible heating and cooling solution. Proper system size and installation are important in order to maximize the benefits of a ductless system. If the system is the wrong size and the wall penetration is not properly sealed, your system may fail to work properly or efficiently. Always contact a licensed technician to handle the installation process to guarantee comfort in your home.
Contact the Professionals
If you are interested in exploring the advantages of a ductless system in your indoor space, do not hesitate to give us a call at JAMCO Heating & Air Conditioning. We are also experts in other HVAC services, including installations, repairs, and maintenance of air conditioning equipment and furnaces. We offer commercial services to the South Jersey and Southeastern Pennsylvania areas as well.