Do I Need a Ductless System in My Home?

Ductless systems, also known as mini-split systems, are an effective and efficient way to keep you comfortable in your house. However, they are not a one-size-fits-all solution for every family. Is a ductless HVAC system appropriate for your house?

How Are Ductless Systems Different?

As the name implies, ductless HVAC systems are heating and cooling systems that can provide you with heated or cooled air without the need for ductwork in your home. Thanks to this flexibility, they are popular in room additions, garages, sunrooms, and parts of any house where there might not be adequate temperature control. You can use a ductless system instead of a traditional air conditioner or furnace, or in addition to your existing HVAC system.

What Are the Benefits of a Ductless System?

A ductless HVAC system is one of the easiest ways to get targeted heating and cooling and provide you with the comfort that you deserve. Due to their size and ease of installation, they are a great choice for older homes where ductwork is a challenge. Additionally, ductless systems are more energy efficient than traditional ducted heating and cooling. You’ll have warmth or cooling exactly where you want it and when you want it.

Ductless systems also have increased efficiency thanks to the endless options available on the market. Some of the highest-quality ductless systems have Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) ratings over 40. Traditional heating and cooling systems that rely on ductwork are often between 15-18 SEER, and even costly systems typically only approach 26-28 SEER. To get the most for your money, a ductless system is an excellent idea.

Finally, ductless systems can last for a surprising amount of time providing that you take proper care of them. As long as you have preventative maintenance performed and take care of repairs in a prompt manner, your ductless system can easily last for 15 to 25 years. Many of them come with filters that can be cleaned in your dishwasher, which also saves you money and makes it easy to always use a fresh and clean filter.

Where Are Ductless Systems Most Appropriate?

Because you are not constrained by what ductwork already exists in your home, you can install a ductless system virtually anywhere in your home. The installation process is simple, as the technician will make a small hole in the wall to connect the indoor portion of the system with the outdoor portion of the system.

Some of the spaces where ductless systems are commonly used include:

  • Finished basements
  • Home offices
  • Home additions
  • Master suites
  • Theatre rooms
  • Hobby rooms, like sewing rooms or man caves
  • Garages
  • Attics

Additionally, ductless systems can be a simple solution for those living in older properties who want to enjoy climate control in portions of the home without the intensive construction that can be involved in adding ductwork. A professional can assist you in strategically placing ductless systems around your house to stay comfortable throughout the year.

Working With a Professional Is Critical

For ductless systems to properly meet your needs and heat or cool the space that you want to be made more comfortable, it’s important to work with a professional. System sizing and installation play a major role in how effective and efficient your system can be. Additionally, working with a professional like Hoot ensures that your warranty is preserved so that, in the rare event that something goes wrong, you will maintain coverage from the manufacturer.

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Not just any person can reach Diamond Dealer status. To become a certified Mitsubishi Diamond Contractor, you must undergo extensive training to become an expert in Mitsubishi Electric products and services.  Trust only the best when it comes to your ductless system. Trust Hoot Heating & Air, we really do give a hoot! Contact us today at (443) 309-8420 today.