If you’re in the market for a new air conditioner this coming summer—or if you’ve decided to finally replace that furnace system that gave you trouble all winter long—you probably want something that will offer you efficiency and affordability, right? Well, do we have a suggestion for you! For year-round comfort, we recommend the ductless system—among the most efficient of all residential HVAC options.
You may have seen us mention the benefits of ductless cooling and heating before on our blog. What we really want to talk about here is the economic benefits of going ductless. The truth is, we could go on all day about how efficient ductless systems are, but we also want to let you know why they’re so efficient, and what that efficiency means for your wallet.
Why Is the Ductless System So Efficient?
Essentially, it’s a heat pump. But what does that mean? A heat pump is similar to a standard air conditioner in that it pulls heat out of the home and utilizes a refrigerant process to push cool air back into the home. The biggest difference between a traditional AC and heat pump system, though, is that a heat pump can reverse the refrigerant process to bring you effective heating in the winter, too!
And when functioning as a heater, the ductless system doesn’t generate heat like a furnace does. This means it’s not using as much energy as a furnace would to warm your home. Rather, a heat pump transfers heat, using far less energy. This transfer of heat is more efficient than the creation of new heat, which contributes to the system’s overall money-saving capabilities. This isn’t the only reason that ductless systems are a great economical choice, though!
Ductless Systems Allow for Zoned Cooling and Heating
Zone control systems can be installed in the ductwork of central air conditioners and furnaces to break up your living space into different temperature zones.
But with a ductless system, this functionality is automatically a part of the design of the system. The individual blowers (air handlers) used by your ductless system can all be controlled independently of each other. This means you can set different temperatures in differed areas—zones—of your home without the need for any upgrades or HVAC equipment retrofits.
Cooling or heating your home more thoughtfully like this can really add up in terms of energy savings.
You Don’t Have to Worry about Duct Leaks
Were you aware that you could lose up to 30% of the conditioned air that you are paying for through duct breaches? Even the smallest pinhole in air ducts can cause you to waste a significant amount of money you shouldn’t even be paying.
With a ductless system, this problem is literally eliminated, since you won’t be using ductwork at all.
Interested in learning more? Max Sr & Paul Schoenwalder Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning, A Corp. has been serving the HVAC and plumbing needs of Union, NJ residents for over a century. Contact us for professionally installed ductless air conditioning in Union, NJ.