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Why a Ductless HVAC System Is Right For Your Home

It doesn’t matter what type of home you have, a ductless HVAC system is a great solution for heating and cooling. It can meet your needs if your home is big or small, or if your home has multiple stories, or if you have unique heating and cooling needs. The beauty of a ductless mini split is that it is highly customizable. 

If you want to learn more about ductless systems in Statesville, give our team a call to schedule your in-home assessment. You can keep reading to learn more about the many benefits of installing a ductless heating and cooling solution and why it might be right for your home and family.

How Does a Ductless HVAC Work?

A ductless HVAC system works as a heat pump. This means it uses refrigerant to either absorb heat from inside your home and transfer it outside for cooling or absorb heat from the outside and bring it inside for heating. 

Ductless units are unique from other types of HVAC systems since they do not require a network of ducts to carry air throughout your home. Instead, a ductless HVAC system has individual units dispersed throughout your home. They all connect to a central outdoor unit, but they can be controlled individually.

Benefits of Ductless HVAC

One unique benefit of a ductless HVAC system is that you can use individual units to maintain different temperatures in separate areas of your home. If you have a family member who prefers the house a little warmer or a little cooler than everybody else likes it, they can close the bedroom door and maintain their own thermostat settings.

Ductless HVAC units also boast the benefit of improved energy efficiency. 100% of the air that your ductless HVAC produces goes directly into the rooms of your home. There’s no risk of the air getting lost or trapped in attached ductwork. Because of this, you can cut your energy costs by as much as 50% each month.

Ductless units are also considered very safe to operate. When you compare their heating operation to that of a gas or electric furnace, you face fewer safety risks. This is because there are no heating elements getting extremely hot or open flames mixing with gas to create combustion.

Maintenance Considerations

It is important to understand that ductless units have greater maintenance needs than a central HVAC system. This is because you have to maintain individual units across your entire home. Instead of changing out a single filter, you’re changing out a filter at each unit in each room or zone.

It’s also important to rinse out the condensate drain lines and prevent mold growth since the drain lines in a ductless unit are much smaller and more prone to clogs. Once you get into a routine, the maintenance steps will be easier to complete.

Thank you for choosing Ace Hardware Home Services. Call us today to schedule an appointment for ductless mini split service.

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