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Ductless HVAC systems (or mini-split systems) are beautifully efficient and provide consistent room comfort. But the decision to install is different for every homeowner.
The Ductless System
A ductless heat pump or air conditioner typically consists of a wall-mounted indoor unit combined with an outside compressor. It’s most often used in a situation where a window AC unit or baseboard heating would be considered, such as a new addition to a house. But unlike window units, ductless units require only a very small hole to be drilled into the wall, making them less vulnerable to air leakage and security problems. Plus, they’re less visible and audible.
They’re also exceedingly energy-efficient. “In the average house, you’re losing 25 percent or more of your energy to ductwork,” “Simply by removing the ducts, you end up with a more efficient system. Ductless models also have inverter-driven compressors, which speed up and slow down based on the needs of the system instead of shutting off entirely like traditional HVAC compressors do. You consume a lot of energy during compressor start-up.”
If you purchase an ENERGY STAR ductless model, in fact, you can save up to 30 percent on heating and cooling costs for the space in question.
What’s the Ideal Situation for Ductless?
Depending on your home’s construction, ductless systems can make sense in a variety of applications, including whole-house heating and cooling. But there are certain situations where ductless has a clear advantage:
New additions: garage apartments, bonus rooms, sunrooms.“And man caves,” “If you smoke cigars in there, you won’t be sharing ductwork with the rest of the house.” The main benefit of ductless here is that it will be properly sized for the new space and won’t steal air from other rooms or overload your old HVAC system.
Downsizing efforts for larger homes.“Many retirees, for example, don’t want to heat and cool rooms they aren’t using,” “But they often shut HVAC grilles in empty rooms, creating pressure imbalances and mold problems. It’s far better to install a ductless system in, say, the master bedroom and set the house’s main thermostat to run minimally.”
Serving multiple needs under one roof.Does your family constantly fight over the thermostat? Ductless is ideal for creating independent temperature zones in different rooms, and although you can install zoning in a traditional ducted system, it won’t be as efficient.
Giving support to a room with specific heating/cooling problems.If you have a small kitchen with a giant stove, a southwest view and big picture windows, a ductless unit can make your Fourth of July party far less sweaty without having to install new ductwork.
Adding AC to a house with no existing ductwork.Ductless isn’t cheap, but it’s less expensive than adding ductwork to an existing house.
Go With a Good Contractor-JED Heating and Cooling, Inc.
Proper system sizing and installation is absolutely critical to getting all the benefits from a ductless system. Ductless will never work properly if the system is the wrong size, the wall penetration isn’t sealed correctly, or the sensitive electronics are mishandled. And you have to be able to handle refrigerant according to EPA guidelines. “The extra money you spend to have a pro do the job is worth it”.