Birmingham, Alabama, homeowners are always on the lookout for a more efficient way of heating and cooling their homes. Ductless systems, also called mini-splits, are ideal for meeting your cooling needs for several reasons.
What is a Ductless System?
Ductless systems don’t require any ductwork, which makes them a great fit for older homes that were built without a duct system. Most ductless units are mounted to the wall. Thanks to this convenient design, ductless systems can be added to basements, garage apartments, and later-room additions for less than the cost of expanding ductwork.
Advantages of a Ductless System
Ductless systems are flexible and provide you with more placement options. Whether you choose one that’s wall-mounted, suspended from the ceiling, or a floor console model, mini-splits provide you with an array of interior design options.
These systems are also incredibly efficient and permit for HVAC zoning, which allows you to control the temperature in certain areas of the home to reduce utility costs. For example, placing a unit in each bedroom helps you to control the temperature better, based on each family member’s preference. However, it also means being able to shut the room (and the unit) off when the bedroom isn’t in use. Initial installation may be costly, but you’ll be saving money in the long run once you’re used to using your ductless system properly.
Ductless systems are also more energy efficient than central HVACs. Poorly maintained ductwork can cause conditioned air to escape, wasting energy, while dirty ductwork can prevent airflow. In either case, you face increased energy bills. With a ductless system, on the other hand, you won’t experience the same type of energy loss because these units disperse heat directly where it’s needed, eliminating wastefulness.
Contact our experts at One Source Heating and Cooling at (205) 509-1929 to learn more about our ductless systems. You’ll be on your way to enjoying reduced energy bills and improved home comfort in no time.
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