A majority of homeowners use forced air distribution based heating and air conditioning systems, including traditional central air conditioners, heat pumps, and furnaces. These systems are all great in their own ways, but the fact of the matter is that ductwork can prove to be problematic. Some homeowners may simply not have existing ductwork, or own homes that cannot accommodate the installation of ductwork. Whatever the situation may be, there is another option. Consider the use of a ductless mini split system in Everett, WA. Read on to learn about just a few of the benefits that you’ll enjoy thanks to this technology.
Ductless mini splits utilize heat pump technology in their operation, meaning that they are capable of both heating and cooling one’s home. During the winter, the refrigerant cycle is reversed. This allows the system to absorb heat from the air outside, and the warmed refrigerant is then further compressed. This thermal energy is then used in order to efficiently heat one’s home. During the summer, the refrigerant cycle is much the same as in a traditional AC, removing heat from the air in the home, and venting it outside.
You can retrofit a forced air heating and cooling system with a zone control system in order to maintain different temperatures in different areas of the home. With a ductless mini split system, though, you already have that capability. The individual blowers that the system uses are each controlled independently of the others with their own thermostats. This allows you to simply adjust the temperature in a certain area of the house.
Efficiency and Air Quality
Ductless mini splits benefit from very efficient heating, thanks to their heat pump technology, but the elimination of ductwork itself can actually serve to boost energy efficiency as well. Air ducts can leak, after all, causing systems to work harder in order to effectively and evenly heat and cool homes. Plus, you won’t have to worry about pollutants making their way into your system, and your ductwork distributing them throughout your home.
Schedule your ductless heating and cooling services with G & S Heating Cooling & Electric.