Ductless HVAC systems offer a number of potential advantages to homeowners here in South Central Mississippi. However, as is often the case, there is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all solution to heating and cooling issues. For example, there are some homes without existing ductwork where a ductless HVAC system is a great fit.
Your individual situation and preferences will determine whether a ductless HVAC system may be right for you, but knowing the advantages and disadvantages can help you make a more informed and accurate decision. For more information—or to get a free in-home estimate on a new Carrier or Trane ductless air conditioner—give Channell Heating & Cooling a call.
Advantages of ductless HVAC
Ductless HVAC systems are easier to install than central HVAC systems, especially if you don't already have existing ductwork in the home. They are also more energy-efficient than a central HVAC system, which translates to greater savings on your energy bills. These systems save money through the absence of ducts, which means less energy being lost through the transfer of heat through air.
A ductless HVAC system can contribute to a more livable home environment in the following ways:
- Quieter operation
- Better air quality
- Individual zoning control
Some areas of the house may get warmer or colder than others, and individual household members may have different preferences. That's where individual zoning control is particularly valuable, as it allows you to set different temperature levels for different rooms.
Individualized temperature settings not only helps keep everyone comfortable, but can also help you save money. You don't have to heat or cool the whole house during times when only a few rooms are occupied.
Disadvantages of ductless HVAC
Because every home is different, no HVAC system is correct for every situation. Ductless HVAC carries its own potential disadvantages. For example, with many indoor blowers, a ductless HVAC system is ineffective at heating large homes, so if you have a great deal of square footage, it may not be right for you—especially if you have a pre-existing network of ducts that would better fit a traditional air conditioner, heat pump, or furnace.
Ductless HVAC also requires the installation of one or more indoor units. Manufacturers have taken steps in recent years to make these indoor units less conspicuous by streamlining them to be less bulky, and you have several mounting options available so that you can place the unit on the floor or in the ceiling where it is less likely to be noticed.
Nevertheless, it is unavoidable that the indoor unit will be visible in the room, and some people may not appreciate the disruption to their décor. Furthermore, the more zones you have, the more expensive ductless HVAC becomes to install.
Call Channell to learn more about your ductless options
Channell Heating & Cooling can discuss your options and help you choose the right HVAC system for your home. Contact us for more information.