When you’re looking at a new home comfort system, you should know that now more than ever, there are many choices available that can help you and your family enjoy better indoor temperatures – and improved energy efficiency – all year long, no matter what the weather. Chances are, you have heard of ductless systems, and it’s likely that you’ve noticed them on occasion in friends’ homes, situated high on walls or in ceilings. But what are the actual benefits of installing a ductless system in your home?
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Ductless systems, also known as mini-splits, offer year-round cooling and heating in specific areas of your home. The main advantage of installing a ductless system is that they deliver heating and cooling to specified areas without the need for additional ductwork. There are a variety of ductless systems available that provide you with efficiency and aesthetics, as well as the comfort of a traditional system – without the bulk and noise you get with window air conditioning units and space heaters. Here are five incredible ways having a ductless system installed in your home can help you and your family enjoy improved home comfort all year long:
Ductless systems are flexible. While traditional systems rely on ductwork to deliver conditioned air through your home, a mini-split system provides the air directly to specific areas. They are a much more efficient and cost-effective choice than other single-space heating or cooling units (like window AC, space heaters or electric radiators) and offer greater temperature control.
Ductless systems are money-savers. If your current heating or cooling system is 10 years old or more, then the chances are pretty good you’re not getting the efficiency you could be getting. Ductless systems offer one of the most efficient means of heating and cooling on the market today. They require less power and allow homeowners to only heat or cool the rooms in their homes that are occupied. What’s more, many ductless systems are eligible for tax credits or utility rebates – and that can help you save on installation.
Ductless systems help with your home’s IAQ. IAQ, or indoor air quality, can be a serious concern for people with allergies or other respiratory problems. Ducted systems can get dirty, which causes contaminated air to be circulated time and time again throughout the home. A ductless system obviously has the benefits of no dirty ducts, but also offers advanced filtration for your home.
Ductless systems offer easy installation. A traditional, ducted installation can take days – and can cause some major disruptions to your home life because of the construction fuss and mess. On the other hand, ductless systems are operated with very small pipes that don’t require rebuilding walls or ceilings, and you won’t lose any area in your home.
Ductless systems are efficient. Because of their small size and their pinpoint cooling and heating abilities, ductless systems provide improved energy efficiency. They use an environmentally sound refrigerant that is non-ozone depleting, and allow homeowners to only heat and cool the specific rooms that are in use.
At Burkhardt, our ultimate goal is top comfort for you and your family, as well as energy savings for your household. When you need a mini-split air conditioning and heating installation for your New Orleans, LA area home, rely on Burkhardt Air Conditioning, Heating, Refrigeration & Generators to meet your needs. Call us today for friendly, professional assistance with your ductless needs. Southshore residents contact us at 504.277.7520, and Northshore residents please call 985.626.7741.