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Ductless heating and cooling systems are making a significant impact in Colorado and in the HVAC industry in general. Home by home, consumers are discovering the many benefits ductless systems can offer.
If you’d like to update your heating and cooling equipment, ductless technology is definitely worth exploring.
Here are seven good reason to consider going ductless …
Ductless HVAC systems are great for retrofits or new construction projects. In retrofits they can be used to replace less efficient space heaters, window-mounted air conditioners, radiant heating systems or electric baseboard heaters. They are perfect for home construction projects where space for ductwork is limited, and they can easily be added to commercial buildings, apartments, condominiums or mobile homes where the installation or expansion of ducted systems may not be convenient.
In comparison to traditional forced-air options, ductless HVAC systems use less power and waste far less energy, since they heat or cool rooms directly instead of sending heated or cooled air through a duct network, where some of the air’s temperature differential is lost. Because ductless systems are zoned, homeowners can cut costs further by installing heating and cooling units exclusively in the rooms they use most often.
Duct networks are easily contaminated with dust, dirt, grime, grease, pet dander, pollen, bacteria, dead insects and rodent droppings, all of which can be distributed throughout a home by the air passing through. In contrast, ductless heating and cooling units feature advanced filtration capacities that prevent indoor contaminants from circulating or accumulating.
Ductwork installations and renovations can be time-consuming and complicated, possibly taking weeks to finish in some extreme cases. But with ductless HVAC systems, the installation process is a snap. Indoor and outdoor units are connected by thin pipes that can be run through small, three-inch holes drilled in walls, and each of those units can be wall mounted in a matter of a few minutes. The entire installation can often be finished in a single day, with no need to rebuild walls or ceilings damaged during ductwork installation.
Each indoor ductless heating and cooling unit features its own thermostat, meaning temperatures can be customized to the homeowner’s exact specifications. And because all the heating and cooling takes place in the room being heated, when thermostat settings are changed the ductless unit can modify temperatures within a few minutes.
Ductless heat pumps and air conditioners run at relatively low velocities, as opposed to forced-air systems that must generate enormous power to distribute heated or cooled air throughout a home. Consequently, ductless systems are much quieter and far less noticeable when they’re running, which can be especially comforting at night when everyone is trying to sleep.
Ductless HVAC systems are 30-40 percent more efficient than their forced-air counterparts. Zoned for direct in-room heating, they eliminate waste and allow for full and complete customization of indoor temperatures. This means a dramatic reduction in carbon footprint in addition to lower energy bills, which can qualify homeowners for special rebates and tax credits reserved for people installing environmentally-friendly appliances and technology.
If the advantages of ductless heating and cooling systems have you intrigued, feel free to contact us today to discuss our product lines and HVAC installation services. In the Denver Metro area ABE Heating and Cooling is your one-stop destination for all things HVAC-related, and if you decide ductless is the way to go we’re the ones who can get you there.