A ductless system is a great option for homes without a central heating/cooling system. They are an ideal solution for room additions onto a house or when an attic is converted to a living space. Instead of connecting to the home’s existing ductwork, a ductless system provides efficient heating and cooling at a lower operating cost.
Ductless systems connect an outdoor unit with an indoor unit to heat or cool one specific area of the home without requiring ductwork. A ductless heat pump or air conditioner typically consists of a wall-mounted indoor unit combined with an outside compressor. They are typically used in conditions where a window AC unit or baseboard heating would be considered, such as a new addition to a house. In comparison to window units, ductless units only require a very small hole to be drilled into the wall, and they are less vulnerable to air leakage and security problems. Plus, they’re less visible and audible.
There are certain situations where ductless systems have a clear advantage and may be the best choice for a homeowner:
Environmentally Friendly: You can greatly reduce your carbon footprint with the increased efficiency of a ductless system. You can control which areas of your home you want to heat or cool and by only using energy to heat or cool the rooms you are using. The greatly reduces the amount of energy that is used to heat or cool your home, reducing environmental impact and saving you money.
A Solution to Individual Temperature Preferences: Everyone seems to have their own preference for the temperature setting of the home. Ductless systems allow you to set the specific temperature for each room, which makes everyone happy, saving you from the disputes that come from wanting your space to be warmer or cooler.
Quiet Operation: Since the major parts of a ductless unit are located outside of your home, much of the operation is performed outside your living area where you don’t have to hear it. You may not even realize that the unit is on while still enjoying the conditioned air.
Maintenance: Ductless fans can’t handle accumulating debris, and if you ignore maintenance, it may lead to costly repairs and possibly shorten the life of your system. To maintain your system, you’ll have to wash each unit’s filter monthly (more often if you smoke or have pets). Don’t skip it.
Aesthetics: Ductless systems are the most chic appliances in your home. They come in standard white or beige and can’t be covered.
Upfront Costs: In comparison to baseboard heating or window units for a single room costing a few hundred dollars, ductless unit costs are in the thousands. In a whole-home solution, the ductless system will be two to three times the cost of replacing an existing ducted unit. Even though ductless systems may lower your energy bills, your return on investment depends on your use of the system, your climate, and your local electricity rates.
If your ductless system is acting up or not working as expected, it may be time to have an expert look at the unit. When your ductless system needs a repair, Williams Comfort Air has experienced technicians available 24/7 to diagnose the problem and offer you the best solutions for your needs. Our technician will explain the options so you can make an informed decision.
Having maintenance performed regularly by a professional technician protects one of your largest home investments. The benefits of proper maintenance are plentiful. You will keep your equipment warranties valid, and you can save money by preventing breakdowns or having to replace your unit before its expected lifetime.
It is possible that repair or maintenance services can be more expensive than upgrading to a modern, more efficient ductless systems. That’s why our Comfort Consultants will help you make an informed decision on whether you should repair or replace your existing ductless unit. We make sure to evaluate and balance multiple factors, including total cost, returns on the investment, and time necessary to complete the process. In Indianapolis, you can count on Williams Comfort Air for all of your heating and cooling needs. Just give us a call and we will take care of the rest!
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