A ductless HVAC system is a heating and cooling system that allows for temperature control in individual rooms or spaces as opposed to duct systems that control the temperature of an entire building. Mini-split systems and unit heaters are both great ductless solutions.
Mini-split systems have two main parts: an outdoor compressor and an indoor air-handling mechanism called an evaporator. They are great to use year-round because they filter cool air into a room during warm months, and in cold months they absorb heat from the outside air and move it inside to heat a room.
Unit heaters use either propane or natural gas to heat spaces without ductwork such as garages or workshops. They can keep rooms comfortable year-round.
Ductless systems are great heating and cooling solutions for many reasons. Here’s why you should choose a ductless system for your home:
Flexible Heating/Cooling Solution
Traditional central air/heat systems force temperature-controlled air through ducts. They can be difficult to install, taking up several weeks and causing a lot of disruption to your daily home living.
Ductless systems deliver air directly into a wide variety of smaller spaces and only require installation of copper tubing, mounting capabilities, electricity access, and connection to outside units. Mini-splits can be installed in as little as one day with just a three-inch hole in the wall– in new and old homes, apartments, condos, and businesses to improve temperature control in specific rooms. Unit heaters are great for garages and workshops and can be installed just one inch below the ceiling.
Not only are ductless systems more flexible to install than central air/heat systems, but they’re also more efficient than window air conditioning units, space heaters, and electric baseboard heaters.
Forced-air systems were created to more efficiently heat and cool buildings, but they have come to depend on more power and have driven up utility bills in recent years. Ductless heating and air conditioning systems require less power to operate because they are smaller yet they’re no less efficient because they push temperature-controlled air directly into a room. Plus, when you can control temperatures of individual rooms, you no longer have to pay to control the temperature of unoccupied rooms.
There are even tax credits and utility rebates available to homeowners who install ductless systems through Xcel Energy and other government programs. The programs incentivize both residents and business owners to buy into this cost-saving heating and cooling system. Start the application and call us to get started!
Better Air Quality
With traditional HVAC systems, the ducts build up dust, allergens, and other particles, which circulate through your home and lower the quality of the air. Ducts need to be cleaned regularly by a professional, but still, some dust and allergens will remain even after a professional cleaning.
Ductless systems feature effective filtration that can really help cut down on the particles in the air. So in addition to being able to have more control over air temperature in your home with mini-splits, you can also breathe easier with this system.
Due to the small size of ductless systems and the ability to reduce energy use in rooms that aren’t occupied, they’re more energy-efficient than duct systems.
Here are some additional features of mini-splits that make them more energy-efficient:
- They follow ENERGY STAR® guidelines
- They use a refrigerant called R410A which has a zero ozone depletion potential, meaning less of a negative impact on the environment
- They can quickly heat and cool specific spaces in your home to exact temperatures all year round
So should you get a ductless HVAC system? Yes! Ductless systems are easy to install and customizable to your home, they help you save on your energy bill, improve the air quality in your home, and they’re aesthetically pleasing. We recommend mini-fits and unit heaters for your home or business to suit your heating and cooling needs year-round.
For the best ductless heating and cooling installation in Denver, Boulder, Brighton, Aurora, and surrounding areas contact Day & Night Mechanical Solutions for a free estimate!