For many people, the idea of central heating and air is impossible to separate from the ductwork. This is understandable because the type of HVAC system that serves most homes in the United States is the typical single-split air conditioning unit and furnace combo. This traditional system connects its outdoor condenser to an indoor air handler that forces air through a system of ductwork.
Ductwork does its job well, but it’s not without its drawbacks. It’s been proven that up to 30% of an HVAC system’s efficiency can be lost through faults in its ductwork – making it one of the most significant points of efficiency loss for HVAC systems in most homes.
Thankfully, the professionals at Famous Dave’s Service Company are here with the San Antonio ductless cooling solution that could have your HVAC system untethered from the energy drain that is ductwork.
Ductless systems work very similarly to typical single-split systems, utilizing refrigerant to transfer heat between an outdoor condenser and an indoor air handler. The difference is that instead of a single air handler that distributes forced air through a ductwork system, multiple air handlers are installed directly into separate “zones” of the home, eliminating the need for ductwork.
Removing the ductwork and adding multiple air handlers adds functionality and several benefits over traditional split-unit systems. To summarize these advantages, we’ve put together the following list.
Because ductless mini-splits utilize several air handlers installed in multiple “zones,” they can provide individualized temperatures in each zone. This means that specific areas of a home can be set to different temperatures according to needs and comfort.
Ductless systems are easier to install and take up far less space than their single-split counterparts. This makes them a far more versatile option, allowing them to easily fit and accommodate even the smallest buildings.
Thanks to the removal of ductwork, the air delivered by ductless mini-splits tends to be cleaner than systems that utilize ductwork. This is because ductwork is prone to dust accumulation which can be picked up and carried into the home.
In addition, most ductless units also have a multi-step filtration process that filters the air much more thoroughly than typical air filters.
One of the most significant benefits of ductless systems is that, similar to a heat pump, they can reverse their function in the winter to provide heating for your space.
This also has the added benefit of improving safety by eliminating the need for a gas furnace which comes with its own list of inherent dangers and drawbacks.
Most of the above benefits create a far more efficient system than the traditional central heating and cooling solutions. Temperature can be set individually in respective areas, while unused zones can be shut off entirely. This efficiency directly translates to lower utility bills and a reduced environmental impact.
Very few homes wouldn’t benefit from a ductless AC installation. They represent an energy-efficient HVAC option that gives customers far more control when compared to most of the typical heating and cooling solutions.
If you feel like you would benefit from going ductless and are looking for the best ductless services in San Antonio, then you can’t go wrong by calling the professionals here at Famous Dave’s Service Company.
Our technicians work hard to stay up-to-date with every advancement in the HVAC industry so we can confidently provide the best solutions for your home.
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