The Top Four Reasons to Switch to Ductless Heating and Cooling
Without modern heating and air conditioning technology, we’d all be melting in our living rooms during the summer or freezing in our kitchens during the winter months. When we think of home heating and cooling, our minds often pull up images of traditional heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems and the bulky ductwork that goes with them. But there is another, more flexible solution for delivering home-wide comfort: ductless heating and cooling systems. In this blog, we’re going over the top four reasons why you should switch to ductless heating and cooling in your home as well as how we can help you install it.
1. Ductless Systems Are Quick and Easy to Install
Ductless heating and cooling systems like those made by Mitsubishi Electric have a smaller physical footprint than that of traditional HVAC systems. In fact, these ductless systems are comprised of a small outdoor unit and one or more indoor units that require nothing more than mounting capabilities and access to electricity. In mini-split systems, only one indoor unit is connected to an outdoor unit; multi-split systems have two or more indoor units connected to one outdoor unit.
Ductless systems utilize small, indoor devices installed high on walls in buildings to deliver air. These systems run on small pipes that require a mere three-inch hole, meaning that homeowners don’t have to worry about rebuilding walls or ceilings like they may have to do if installing a ducted, traditional HVAC system. Many ductless systems can be installed in as little as one day!
2. Ductless Systems Save You Money
One of the biggest reasons why homeowners switch to ductless cooling and heating is the cost savings. Smaller than traditional forced-air systems, ductless systems operate on less power. Homeowners who install this technology, such as the Mitsubishi ductless air conditioning and heating system, are also able to decide which areas of the house to cool or heat by creating zones, which means they no longer must spend money on heating or cooling rooms that aren’t occupied. There is also no loss in efficiency with a ductless system, as the temperature-controlled air is delivered directly into a room.
3. Ductless Systems Improve Indoor Air Quality
Did you know that according to the Environmental Protection Agency, scientific evidence over the past several years has indicated that indoor air can be more seriously polluted than the air outside? Air ducts on a traditional HVAC system must be professionally cleaned on a regular basis—and even then, dust and allergens can be left behind. Ductless systems offer multi-stage filtration that can drastically reduce dust, bacteria, pollen, allergens and other particulates in the air.
4. Ductless Systems Lower Your Carbon Footprint
As mentioned previously, ductless cooling and heating systems are small in size and have zoning capabilities, which ultimately allows for greater energy efficiency. Ductless systems also use a refrigerant called R410A, which is known for its zero-ozone depletion potential. This means the system will have less impact on the environment throughout its lifecycle.
Install a Ductless Heating and Cooling System with Us
At Girard Heating and Air Conditioning, we provide energy-efficient, quality heating and cooling solutions throughout Hampden, Hampshire, Berkshire and Franklin counties in Massachusetts. If you’re looking to install a ductless Mitsubishi Electric cooling and heating system in your home, partner with us for our superior installation services. Contact us online today to get started.