If you’re looking a for an energy-saving solution to your heating and cooling needs for your Pottstown, Pennsylvania, home, consider a ductless heating and cooling system. Ductless systems are versatile, cost-cutting, and perfect for homes in this area.
What Is Ductless Heating and Air?
Ductless mini-split cooling and heating systems work similar to traditional HVAC systems in that they have an outdoor compressor or condenser and indoor air-handlers. Instead of being attached to bulky ducts either beneath your floor or along the ceiling, ductless mini-splits cool the air with the handlers and compressor only.
How Do Ductless Mini-Split Systems Work?
The outdoor part of a ductless system pumps refrigerant to the indoor air handlers through a conduit. The conduit also houses the power cables, suction tubing, and a condensate drain. The main difference with these systems is that the cooling occurs inside at the handlers instead of outside near the ductwork.
When Would Ductless Mini-Splits Be Best?
These systems are commonly found in homes with radiant heating, hot water heat with radiators, and space heaters. These types of heating don’t use ducts, so these homes most likely won’t have them. Ductless mini-splits are a good choice for home add-ons and in small apartments where expanding the ductwork isn’t possible.
How Are Ductless Mini-Splits Greener Options?
Traditional HVAC energy ratings don’t account for energy loss through the ductwork. Traditional systems lose quite a bit of energy by leaking air out of the ducts and when cooled air gets heated in improperly insulated ducts.
Ductless units allow you to create zones. This means you can control the temperature in each area that an air handler serves. You can up the temperature in the winter in common areas while keeping the lesser-used rooms cooler. You will save money and use less energy by only heating rooms you need to.
Ductless systems reduce your carbon footprint in a couple of ways. New ductless units follow Energy Star guidelines, which are much stricter than government regulations. Ductless systems use R410A refrigerant, which doesn’t deplete the ozone, leaving less environmental impact over the system’s life.
What Are Some Other Benefits of Ductless Mini-Split Systems?
In addition to saving energy, ductless systems offer so much more. Since there’s no ductwork involved, you won’t have to pay for duct cleaning to help keep irritants down in your home. Many ductless mini-split systems feature multistage filtration to increase your indoor air quality by cutting the levels of bacteria, dander, dust, and pollen in your air.
Ductless mini-split systems take no time to install when compared to traditional systems. Often, these units take one or two days to install. Ductless systems only need a 3-inch hole leading to the outside, eliminating the need for wall or ceiling space sacrificed to ductwork.
Since ductless air-conditioning units are energy-efficient, many electric companies offer rebates for installing one. Many green innovations lead to tax credits as well. Check with your local utility company and tax professional to see if you can take advantage of these bonuses.
Ductless systems are aesthetically versatile. You can have the indoor air handlers placed on ceilings or walls depending on your preference. There are also freestanding units that add to your decor with their sleek designs.
Ductless systems help keep you safer, too. Since window and wall-mounted AC units are easily removed, they create a quick entrance for intruders. Ductless systems need only a small hole that no one can squeeze through.
What Types of Ductless Mini-Split Systems Do You Offer?
We offer dozens of ductless mini-split heating and air-conditioning options from Carrier and Toshiba. From Carrier’s Comfort series for the budget conscious to their Performance series for larger spaces. Toshiba’s selection includes supplemental systems and whole-home units.
Your Ductless Mini-Split Experts
If you’re still unsure if a ductless system is right for you, call New Age Air at 610-298-0271. One of our highly trained technicians will gladly answer any questions or concerns you have. Our service operators have been NATE-certified since 1992 and have decades of experience combined. Let us be your ductless installers today!
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