You might have heard about them before, but in case you were more curious, we’ve decided to write this blog. Yes, that’s right: we are talking about ductless systems! Not only are these systems super efficient and effective, but they also take up very little space and have the ability to provide year-round comfort with just the flip of a switch!
In fact, there are a number of reasons to consider installing one of these systems in your home, and below, we have highlighted some of them for you. All you have to do is keep reading to find out more! And, if you are interested in AC installation in Grand Rapids, MI give us a call!
As its name implies, a ductless system, or ductless mini-split, is a heating/cooling system that does not rely on a network of ducts. Instead, it utilizes one outdoor condenser unit which is connected via refrigerant lines to air handlers that are installed throughout the home.
A ductless system works much like an air conditioner, moving heat from one place to another. A reversing valve is all that is needed to switch the flow of refrigerant, allowing for summertime cooling and wintertime heating. To cool the home, heat is absorbed from indoors and moved outside, and to heat the home, heat is absorbed from outside and moved indoors.
There are various benefits to a ductless system including the following:
A ductless system is able to both heat and cool your home, allowing for year-round comfort. Just by flipping a switch, the system can switch from “cooling mode” to “heating mode”, keeping you cool in the summer and toasty in the winter!
Installing ductwork can be a difficult and expensive process depending on the layout of your home. Some homes might not have the space for ductwork, so a ductwork system can be a great alternative. Installing a ductless system is less invasive, cheaper, and can be completed in as little as one day.
Why worry about servicing two different HVAC systems? When you go ductless, you will no longer have to repair, maintain, and replace both a heater and an air conditioner.
Because ductless systems do not utilize a network of ducts, they avoid the energy losses associated with duct leaks. A breach in a forced-air system’s ducts can account for more than 30% of energy waste., and therefore, a ductless system can save you a ton of money on your utility bills!
Yes, You Need Professional Installation
If you are interested in having a ductless system installed in your home, be sure to call in a professional HVAC technician, who can assess the specific needs of your home and select the system that best suits you!
And sure, while there may be plenty of amateurs willing to provide these services for you, remember that an attempt to save money could end up costing you much more in the long run. It is always better to call in a pro and get the job done right the first time around.
Are you ready to go ductless? Great! All you have to do is contact GRmetro Heating and Cooling Inc. to get started!