How a Ductless HVAC System Can Improve Your Comfort
Ductless HVAC systems, also called multi-split or mini-split systems, have an outdoor compressor similar to most air conditioners and heat pumps. They also have one or more indoor air handlers. These components are connected by a small conduit for refrigerant instead of ductwork. Read on to learn more about how a ductless HVAC system can significantly improve your Sumter, South Carolina, home’s comfort.
Ductless heating and air conditioning systems don’t use as much energy as traditional units. They don’t have to send air through long ducts, so their air handlers don’t have to work as hard.
If you use a ductless system, the conditioned air that comes out of your indoor air handlers can also make you and your family comfortable faster. Without a working system of ducts, you won’t have to worry about losing any hot or cold air to leaks in ductwork. Dirt or debris can accumulate inside ductwork over time, but this potential problem will never impact your ductless HVAC system’s airflow.
With a ductless HVAC unit, your family can feel free to turn up the heat or the air without worrying as much about the expense. With many ductless systems, you can add a programmable thermostat that can help you save even more energy. After you have one of these optional accessories installed, you can set it to turn down your HVAC system during the times when you usually go to sleep or leave work.
If your ductless HVAC system has more than one indoor air handler, you can use each unit independently. That way, you can choose different temperature settings for different areas or zones, and you won’t need to use power to heat or cool empty rooms. This technique is called zoning.
With zoning, you can make one area or zone warmer or cooler without changing the temperature in other parts of your home. That way, you can make your bedroom more comfortable without getting into an argument with family members about the best thermostat setting. Many programmable thermostats can control all of the indoor air handlers in a zoning system from a central location. You can even adjust many models from anywhere with your computer or smartphone.
Better Indoor Air Quality
In many homes, the indoor air is more polluted than the air outside. Dirt, dust, pet dander, pollen, biological growth, and other contaminants can move from room to room through your HVAC system’s ductwork. These substances can cause poor indoor air quality, which in turn can exacerbate health problems such as asthma or allergy symptoms.
With a ductless system, each indoor air handler has its own air filter. The lack of ducts means the system won’t transport pollutants along with the conditioned air. Just change the air filter for each air handler at least every few months to keep bad smells and contaminants from spreading.
A Quieter Home
With a ductless system, you’ll never hear the sound of air moving through your ductwork, rattling from a loose duct, or many other annoying noises. You’ll be able to watch TV or get a night of uninterrupted, restful sleep when you need it. You’ll also get to have a phone conversation without needing to turn up the volume or ask people to repeat themselves.
Lots of Options
Ductless indoor air handlers are very compact. They can be mounted on walls or ceilings, and they come in a variety of styles to match any decor. These devices are popular for businesses as well as homes. Unlike traditional air handlers, you won’t have to give up any closet, utility, or storage space when you have them installed. Instead, you can use that space to make other improvements.
Air Solutions Heating and Cooling is a Trane Comfort Specialist and a member of the Sumter Chamber of Commerce. We can help you install a ductless HVAC system to improve your comfort and increase the value of your home. For excellent service from our experienced, friendly technicians, call us anytime at 803-753-4830.
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