4 Reasons You Should Upgrades to a Ductless Air Conditioning System

Did you know you can achieve your heating and cooling need in one system? For many homeowners throughout Atwater, a ductless system—also referred to as a ductless mini-split—is becoming a great option for these needs.

Ductless systems are exceptional and keep homes in our area warm in the winter and efficiently cool in the summertime. So if you are in the market for a new AC this year, a new heater, or both, you’d do well to consider going ductless!

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Are All Homes Equipped with a Ductless System?

Admittedly, some homes are better equipped for ductless heating and cooling systems. You must be aware of your circumstances before purchasing any home comfort system. After all, this is a big investment! If you’re unsure, the best thing you can do is to contact a trained professional, such as a member of our team.

Generally speaking, ductless systems are best fitted in homes with multiple rooms or stories. Also, they’re best for homes with hot summers and relatively mild winters—something we have a lot of in our area!

The best part about a ductless system is that there are no ducts, as the name implies. This means the potential for indoor air quality problems and efficiency loss through damaged ductwork are immediately eliminated. Ductless systems work much like a standard AC, transferring heat from one area to another. A reversing valve is needed to switch the flow of refrigerant, allowing for summer cooling and wintertime heating.

But is it right for you? Provided your home is the right match, here are 4 pretty great reasons you may want to upgrade to a ductless system:

1. Versatility

Ductless systems allow you to heat and cool your home, giving you year-round comfort. With the simple flip of a switch, your system will go from “cooling mode” to “heating mode,” and vice-versa.

2. Convenience

Ductless systems do cost a bit more to install. However, since no ductwork is required, the installation saves you space that you wouldn’t have otherwise with a central system. Plus, it’s set up with one outdoor unit and up to 4 indoor air handlers mounted high on the wall, out of the way—rather than a big bulky indoor air handler in your garage or attic.

3. Cost-Effectiveness

You’ll never have to worry again about servicing two different HVAC systems. When you go ductless, you don’t have to repair, maintain, and replace a heater and an air conditioner. You’re only paying to install and service a single system.

4. Energy Efficiency

Ductless heating and cooling systems function on less power than other systems. This is particularly true when they’re in heating mode. Other heating systems, like furnaces, have to generate heat, whereas the ductless system transfers heat. This efficiency equates to lower energy bills for your household in the long run!