How Ductless HVAC Systems Work and Their Benefits
The first ductless HVAC system was introduced in the 1970s as a step-up from the window unit. Since then, technology has helped it evolve from the mini version to the split system and eventually the variable refrigerant volume zone system. We’ll cover how ductless HVAC systems work, and we’ll take a look at their benefits for homes in Lake Placid, FL.
How Does HVAC Work?
An AC unit, like a high efficiency central air conditioner, takes the warm air in your home, cools it and pushes it back inside. Homes that have an extensive HVAC system traditionally have ductwork. The air travels through the ducts into the rooms that have vent openings.
The indoor portion of a ductless unit uses the evaporator coils to cool the hot air it catches. The refrigerant component absorbs the heat, and that heat is dumped through the outdoor portion outside. The only difference is that in this case, ducts aren’t necessary.
What’s Included in a Ductless HVAC System?
Ductless HVAC systems includes several parts:
- A wall-mounted indoor unit.
- Outside compressor.
- Built-in zoning.
Its operating system allows it to heat or cool as desired in a designated area where a unit is installed. This has been great for older adults who are retired but still live in their home who want to change the temperature in one room but not the whole house. This can lead to a savings in energy costs.
Today, when new homes are built, they’re designed to be as energy-efficient as possible. A new home is the perfect opportunity to install a ductless HVAC system because there’s no existing structure to disturb. We have the capability to install the ductless units in your home.
Without ducts, you’re no longer losing air. Industry professionals estimate that 25% of cool or hot air is lost as it travels to its destination. Ductless, therefore, is the most efficient path, which is a financial gain for you.
For an upfront investment, you receive the ability to heat and cool in specific areas. You also receive long-term savings and comfort.
Benefit: Less Noise
When you turn on a traditional AC system, you hear the noises it makes. You also hear it when the unit is turned off and while running. A ductless HVAC system eliminates the noises because the air doesn’t travel through any ducts.
Benefit: Improved Air Quality
Since the ducts live in between the walls of your home, they’re difficult to clean. Over time, dust builds up. When you turn your system on, the first thing that happens is dusty air gets blown into the areas that have vents.
With a ductless unit, you save the duct-cleaning costs, too. There’s also less maintenance.
Installation: Go with a Pro
Any big appliance installation should be left to the professionals. Usually, installations are straightforward, and nothing goes wrong. Professionals are trained and have the hands-on experience to spot roadblocks before they appear as we take care of the labor, installation and clean-up.
If you own an existing home that consists of ductwork, the ductless system can be installed in the rooms that have no ducts. New rooms, the garage and office are other options.
To find out more information about ductless HVAC systems, contact us at Miller’s Central Air, Inc. We offer a variety of additional services like residential HVAC repairs and commercial installations. Our team will be more than happy to answer any of your questions and offer you a quote for any service you require. We’re standing by to make sure you’re happy with your HVAC system and feel comfortable inside your home.
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