Is Ductless Cooling Right for You and Your Home?
Capable of both cooling your home in the summer and heating it in the winter, a ductless mini-split configuration allows you to bring comfort to new spaces and places in your home with no ductwork needed.
You may or may not have heard of ductless split systems before, but they are becoming more popular for many Buffalo, NY homeowners, so if you are familiar with them, you may be wondering if ductless cooling is right for you and your home. We are going to review what these types of cooling and heating systems are, some of their benefits, and take a look at why some homeowners decide to install this type of system.
What is a Ductless Spilt System?
Ductless HVAC systems, also referred to as mini-split systems, are a type of air conditioning and heating unit that does not require ductwork for installation to transport heated or cooled air. These systems have two main components connected by a refrigerant line: an outdoor condenser and an indoor blower.
Multiple indoor units can be connected to single outdoor unit: that’s where the “split” part of the name comes from. These units, typically wall-mounted, blow cooled or heated air into the room they’re in, cooling or heating it.
Benefits of Ductless Cooling
If you are trying to decide if ductless cooling is right for you, you should first know about some of the benefits of ductless systems.
Efficiency: Ductless mini-split systems are more efficient than traditional air conditioners or furnaces, since the blower is located right in the room, and there is no energy lost in the home’s ductwork. Ductless systems can cut cooling costs by 30%, compared to conventional room air conditioners. They can also cut heating costs in half, compared to conventional heating systems.
Independent Comfort: A ductless split system is capable of heating and cooling rooms of your home independently of one another, providing zoned heating and cooling. You can adjust the comfort level of each room. This keeps you comfortable and saves you money.
Year-Round Relief: Ductless systems are heat pumps, which means they are capable of providing both cooling and heating to your home. While you may only be thinking about ductless cooling right now, installing these systems can also provide heat, when needed.
Easy Installation and Expansion: These types are systems are easy to install. Ductless installation doesn’t require any ductwork, and can be completed in just a day or a few days. This makes the installation less expensive than a traditional HVAC system. Also, one outdoor condenser unit can be connected to several indoor blower units, which means that more rooms can be connected to the system as needed.
Flexibility: These units are flexible in regards to location. Not only are they quite small in nature, they can go where ducts can’t. They can be installed mostly anywhere on a wall, suspended from the ceiling, or mounted into a drop ceiling. They usually have a remote control that makes it easy to turn them on and off, regardless of where they are located.
Is Ductless Cooling Right for You?
Ductless cooling and heating systems are versatile, efficient, and reliable HVAC systems. Capable of both cooling your home in the summer and heating it in the winter, a ductless mini-split configuration allows you to bring comfort to new spaces and places in your home with no ductwork needed.
These systems are perfect for homes without existing ductwork, for home additions, sunrooms, garages, and other areas of a home where ducts can’t be installed. Even if you have ductwork, your home could benefit from ductless cooling in areas of the home that there are no ducts (garage, sunroom, etc.), rooms that are not regularly occupied, and if your home has high energy costs.
At Reimer Home Services, we install, service, and repair ductless systems in Buffalo, NY and the surrounding areas.
If you think ductless cooling is right for you and your home, have a guest suite, want to heat a garage, or need to cool down a sunroom, contact us to get a free in-home estimate from our team.