Are you considering a new addition for your home but are wondering how to best handle the heating and cooling of the new space? Maybe you’re looking into an older home to renovate, and it doesn’t have central HVAC installed. What is the best system to consider? A ductless system may be the most cost-effective option. A bonus is that it could also help reduce your energy costs.
What is a Ductless HVAC System?
Ductless HVAC systems allow you to create a comfortable indoor environment in spaces where adding ductwork might be impractical or overly expensive. These easy-to-install systems offer flexibility in design with two components – an outdoor unit and one or more compact indoor units.
Ductless systems can provide whole-home comfort in buildings that don’t have central HVAC systems—or offer single-zone climate control for small additions that aren’t connected to existing ductwork. As an added bonus, ductless AC and heating allows you to adjust the temperature from room to room.
The outdoor unit will be similar to a traditional HVAC system. The only difference is whether it’s connected to a single indoor unit or multiple indoor units. The indoor ductless units come in a variety of styles, including high wall units, concealed and cassette designs, as well as floor/ceiling and console units. You can choose your indoor unit based on your personal style, space design and desired features.
Reasons to Go Ductless
- You’ll save energy (and the planet!)
Ductwork for central air systems can lose energy, especially when they run through unconditioned spaces like attics. A ductless system makes sure all the air goes right into your space, reducing your energy costs and impact on the environment.
- You’ve got control
Most ductless heating and cooling systems use controllers that let you easily operate your system, even if your units are mounted on the ceiling or wall. Some of the most popular brands, including Trane, offer a more personalized experience with controls that take comfort to the next level. Their latest models come with functionality that allows your controller to read the temperature from your exact location in the room and adjusts the heating and cooling for maximum comfort. No more hot spots or cold zones!
- You can keep things flexible
A ductless system provides spot heating and cooling that operates separately from your central system, so your new master bedroom or media room can be as cool or warm as you like. You can also mix and match multiple indoor units to create a multi-zone system for customized comfort. Think you may continue to add on to your new space later? Go ahead and get additional ports to allow for future expansion!
Contact Tri-County for an Estimate
If you’d like to learn more about ductless systems, contact us today. We carry all of the best brands and will help you come up with a heating and cooling plan for your addition that fits your home’s layout and your budget.