Ductless heating and air conditioning systems adopt a decentralized approach to heating and cooling your home: installing multiple units throughout your home, each charged with heating or cooling a single room or section. That provides a number of benefits, including the ability to set different temperature in different rooms to match individual comfort levels, and the ability to shut off the heat in parts of the home you aren’t using (thus saving you a great deal on monthly bills.) It’s a reliable system, but it works for some homes better than others, and if you’re thinking about having a ductless system installed, you might wonder whether yours is best suited to it. Only you can make that final decision, but we’ve included a few guidelines below to help you.
Size of the Home
The bigger the home, the tougher it is for a centralized system to adequately cover it all. Drafts and cold spots are common in larger homes and the cost of heating or cooling it can be immense, especially if only one or two people occupy it during the day. Ductless systems provide an instant way to solve those problems, as well as letting you fine tune your heating and cooling to address variations in temperature.
Hot air rises, which means the second or third story of your home is apt to be warmer than the first story. Ductless systems can help you account for that, ensuring that the temperature stays the same no matter where you are in the house.
Homes That Can’t Support Ducts
We’ll save the most obvious category for last. Older homes built before the advent of air conditioning, or homes with architectural quirks that prevent the installation of ducts can’t support centralized heating and air. Ductless systems solve that problem while providing comprehensive coverage for your entire home.
Call Command A/C today to discuss your options!