What is a Ductless HVAC System?
A ductless heating and cooling system works just as its name implies. It doesn’t require the installation or use of ductwork to heat and cool your home. The compressor and condenser of a ductless system are housed in the outside unit. On the inside of the home, you’ll have wall units installed throughout various rooms.
Do Ductless Systems Provide Money-Saving Benefits?
With a ductless system, you gain precise temperature control capabilities. You can heat and cool various zones in the home according to your personal preferences, which improves indoor comfort. This results in optimal efficiency, which saves money on your energy bills.
The energy-saving benefits of ductless systems are also derived from their size. They’re smaller than central-air units. Furthermore, since you deliver conditioned air is directly into the zones you’re heating or cooling, there’s no concern of a loss in efficiency.
With sound ratings as low as 19 dB, mini split units can operate at sound levels quieter than a whisper. This means your mini split will not only be unobtrusive, but you may even forget it's running at all.
The Ability to Create Zones
Most models come with up to four indoor handling units that connect to the unit outside. It allows you to create up to four zones MEANING, you can control the temperature independently of the others units. (Depicting in the image below) By controlling how much energy you direct toward each room, you’ll reduce the amount of energy you use in your home. As a result, you’ll create a smaller carbon footprint and save on your energy bills.
With proper maintenance of a reputable ductless mini split system, you can reasonably expect it to provide efficient service for 20 years. Some will get more life, others will get less, but this is a solid expectation.
When compared to traditional systems, such as central AC, ductless mini splits typically last five to eight years longer, thus saving you money.