keep your house warm in the winter and cool in the summer. You don’t need to contribute to the problem by keeping an outdated and leaky heating and cooling system in your home. Leaky in that the air you are paying so much to heat and cool your home is escaping from it. That means your system is going to need to run longer than it might just to keep your home at the temperature you want. In addition, you could be paying more to run your system for longer durations of time because it’s not working very efficiently in controlling the climate in the room or rooms that need it most.
This is all because you have ductwork in your house. More homeowners are deciding to go with a ductless heating and cooling system and you may want to make this same decision as well. Going ductless means opting not to have ducts installed in the home as a way of distributing your climate-controlled air throughout the dwelling and opting instead to go with air handlers to disperse the air.
How Ductless Systems Work
OK, so if you’re not using ducts to move air through your home then how is it getting into the rooms where you need it most? Going ductless means you are using separate air blowers that are each located in every room of the home. Each blower has one job, to heat or cool the room in which it has been installed. What’s ideal about this alternative is that individual blowers are assigned to work in only one room which makes turning that room warm or cool all that much easier and more effective. You’re not heating and cooling the whole house at once. Even if you shut the vents on your ducts in all the other rooms just to concentrate all your cooling or heating into one or two rooms, your system is still working to send that air down those closed ducts.
That doesn’t sound very efficient does it?
Plus, there’s another problem you need to contend with in leaks. Ducts are notorious for leaking and there are two big issues with that. The first is you won’t know where the leaks are located until you call a technician to find them. You’re certainly not going to be able to do that on your own. Secondly, you may not even realize you have a leak or two in the ductwork until you discover your energy bills are steadily increasing. Why pay more in utility costs as your main signal that you have leaking ducts? Again, none of this sounds very efficient and, even worse, it’s costing you hard-earned money!
Putting in a ductless heating and cooling system also has more benefits that won’t just save you money but it can also make it much easier to make your home comfortable in the rooms where you need it most. This is done through the air handlers we mentioned above. These units give you far greater control over the temperature in the room where you need it because you adjust the temperature in that room exclusively by way of that particular air handler. So let’s say you want it warmer in the living room, you can turn up the heat in there.
But someone else in the house prefers it a little cooler upstairs in their bedroom. That someone can adjust the temperature to the level they want in that room. There is no more “one temperature fits all” approach to the heating and cooling of your home. Now, everyone gets the temperature they want where they want it. Even more beneficial, you’re not heating or cooling the entire home, sending that costly climate-controlled air into empty rooms where no one is inside to feel the benefits of that air.
Ductless systems are rated as “above average” in the industry standard SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio). By comparison, conventional ductwork does not receive the same consideration. So call Bradley Mechanical and talk to one of our experts about installing a ductless heating and cooling system in your home today!