Looking for a new home heating solution that won’t require major renovations? Ductless heating may be the right choice for you. In fact, there are many benefits that go along with an absence. Let’s take a look at a few of these benefits and how these unique systems work.
How Ductless Works
Ductless systems don’t need ducts because individual air handlers are mounted throughout the home with their own blower fans. Ductless systems use a refrigeration process to heat and cool the home. Refrigerant absorbs heat from the indoors in the summer in order to release it outside. In the winter, refrigerant pulls heat from the outdoors to move it inside. The indoor air handler contains a coil and a blower fan. Generally, you need multiple units to cool or heat the entire home.
The Benefits of Going Ductless
- No Ductwork: One huge benefit of ductless heating is the lack of ductwork. Ducts are notorious for poor insulation or for developing cracks and holes, causing warm air to leak out over time. This means you spend a lot more on heating or cooling than is necessary as warm air moves into the attic or other hidden areas instead of directly into your home. Besides, adding ductwork can be costly and time-consuming, while ductless installation only requires drilling a small hole in the wall for the refrigerant line.
- High Efficiency: Ductless systems may save money because there is no ductwork, but the technology may also be more efficient than other ducted systems. Ductless heating systems have an extremely high SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) for cooling and a high HSPF (Heating Seasonal Performance Factor). This is because moving heat around is more efficient than generating heat.
- Zone Control: A final benefit that comes standard with any ductless system is zone control. Each air handler is wired to its own thermostat, so you can adjust the temperature separately in each area of the home. This keeps your family members comfortable in any part of the house and helps you save on your heating bills; simply turn off the heat in any room you’re not using!
For more on ductless heating in Everett, call the experts at G&S Heating, Cooling & Electrical, Inc. today!