We have more options for home heating now than ever before, but that doesn’t mean that every option is good for every situation. Some homes have needs best met by combustion systems, while some would probably be better off with heat pumps. Many homes are outfitted for central forced-air systems, though some lack ducts entirely.
Regardless of your personal situation, it’s important that you check out the many different heating options available on the current market. Careful consideration of these options will help you to decide which type of heating system is be best for you.
Let’s take a look at some of the advantages of using a ductless system.
How Ductless Systems Work
The best way to grasp the advantages of a ductless system is to know a bit about how it works. There are two main categories of parts comprising a ductless system: the interior unit and the outdoor condenser. The two are connected with refrigerant and power lines, with up to four indoor units connected to a single outdoor condenser. During operation, one of the units absorbs thermal energy from the surrounding environment and vents it out of the other unit.
All ductless heat pumps contain a reversing valve, which allows them to change the direction that refrigerant flows through the system. Depending on the direction the refrigerant is flowing, the system will act as either a heater or an air conditioner.
Advantages of Ductless Systems
A ductless system has a ton of different advantages to offer, many of which are unique to this type of climate control. A few of the biggest advantages include:
- Control: Central systems apply a “one size fits all” solution in terms of climate control. There is typically a single thermostat controlling the climate for the entire house, which means that the same amount of heat gets applied to each room. This is actually a problem in a lot of cases, since different rooms in the same house will have different heating needs thanks to variance in insulation. Ductless units each have their own thermostat, and only condition the room in which they are installed. This offers a much greater degree of control and comfort.
- Energy Efficiency: Like all heat pumps, ductless systems don’t burn any kind of fuel to generate heat. Instead, they use refrigerant to move preexisting heat from one place to another. This is much, much more energy efficient than having to constantly burn fuel for heat.
- Savings: Ductless systems also save money on space and installation costs. Instead of going with the fairly standard two-system configuration that most homes use for climate control, you can get by using just the ductless system all year-round. This is cheaper, and more convenient, than essentially doubling your costs with another system.
These are just a few of the advantages associated with installing a ductless system, of course.
Speedy Air Conditioning Service provides ductless installation services in Jensen Beach, FL. If you need ductless services of any kind, contact us today to schedule an appointment with one of our expert technicians.