6 Ways to Use a Ductless System

Ductless System


When it comes to HVAC units, there are many different systems and styles to choose from according to your home’s needs. You have probably heard of central air, which is a process in which air is cooled in one location near the center of the home and then pushed through the ductwork and out of the vents in each room. However, not every home has ductwork. This is where a ductless system comes into play.

A ductless system is similar to a window unit, wherein it blows air out of a single location, but it is much more efficient. Not only does it use less energy than a window unit, it is also quieter, more versatile, and it does not obstruct your windows. Speaking of versatility, ductless systems have many excellent uses. In this post, we will discuss 6 ways to use this technology, and the benefits of each option.

How do ductless systems work?

A ductless system is also known as a mini split, because it is made up of two main parts that are split between the interior and exterior of the home.

The exterior unit works as an air compressor for cooling and an evaporator for heating. That’s right, it does both! It sends and receives refrigerant to and from the indoor unit through a small tube that connects the two.

The interior unit contains coils that heat or cool the air. It then operates as a blower to expel this air into your home. The indoor unit also has a thermostat and a temperature sensor that work in unison to achieve your desired setting, much like central air systems.

If it sounds simple, that’s because it is. This amazing technology has many uses and benefits. Let’s get into them!

6 ways to use a ductless system

1.  Small home

In small or tiny homes, a full-sized HVAC system may not be the most economical choice. A ductless mini split is an easy and less expensive way to heat and cool the home. Plus, it omits the cost of installing and maintaining ductwork.

2.  Bonus room

Another great place for a mini split is a bonus room. These types of rooms are usually found on the uppermost floor of the home, and they may not be connected with your central air system. Much like an attic, these rooms get very stuffy in the summer and frigid in the winter. However, installation of a ductless system is quick and easy, meaning you can get back to your favorite activities with comfort and peace of mind.

3.  Workshop

All you craftsmen probably know the pain of working in a shop without climate control. A ductless system is the perfect solution for keeping you comfortable while you work. Plus, you won’t have to worry about it taking up too much space, since the indoor unit will be mounted up on the wall. This will also work for anyone who spends a lot of time out in their garage or shed.

4.  New additions

When you make additions to an existing building or structure, such as a home expansion, the new space will not automatically be connected to your existing HVAC system. This would require adding ductwork. However, this would also mean that your system has to heat and cool a larger space. Depending on the size of the addition, a ductless system may actually be a more cost-effective solution.

5.  Rental units

Landlords are usually responsible for maintaining and replacing the HVAC systems in rental units, and if they have multiple units to maintain, this can get very costly. Rental units are often smaller than single-family homes, meaning they do not require as much energy to heat and cool. Mini split systems are a perfect solution, since they use significantly less energy and are environmentally-friendly.

6.  Office space

Lastly, mini split systems are a great option for work spaces with multiple offices. These systems can provide multi-zone heating and cooling by pairing multiple indoor units with one outdoor unit. This means you can place an indoor unit in each individual office so that the thermostats can be programmed separately. Many ductless systems can accommodate up to eight separate indoor units. Also, the energy-efficiency of these units will help keep operating costs down.

Learn More

Now that you know the uses and benefits of this energy-efficient and cost-effective technology, what are you waiting for? Contact Eagle Air to learn more about how a ductless system can benefit you. If you are ready to enhance your comfort, we will help you choose the best system for your needs, and our expert technicians will handle the installation. We work with several financing providers so that you can find a payment plan that fits your budget.

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