Is ductless HVAC just a fad that will pass with consumer preference? Many homeowners in Greensboro, North Carolina, have opted to invest in a ductless HVAC system to benefit from monthly savings. But other homeowners are wary of the installation costs associated with a ductless HVAC system. With an understanding of how ductless HVAC works, you can decide whether monthly savings are worth the installation costs.
How Does Ductless Heating and Cooling Work?
The most significant benefits of ductless heating and cooling come from the quality that gives this system its name. Rather than heating or cooling air in a secluded unit and pushing it throughout the home, ductless systems heat and cool air in a small unit mounted in the living space and pump it directly into a room. And since a ductless system functions as a heat pump, one unit can both heat and cool, unlike many central HVAC systems, which require both an air conditioner and a furnace.
Will Ductless Heating and Cooling Cut Your Costs?
Much of the savings that ductless HVAC systems offer come from their lack of ducts. While ducts generally work well, they can sometimes reduce efficiency when air leaks before reaching the living space. All that leaked air compounds your utility costs. With a ductless unit, you can enjoy the efficiency of air being directly released into your rooms.
But there’s a drawback. Without a duct network to distribute air through the home, you’ll need several ductless units in several rooms. Those installation costs can add up. Over the life of the system, you’ll likely make back that money in utility savings. But only you can decide to make the trade.
If you can handle the installation costs of ductless heating and cooling, you’ll be able to ease the burden on your budget with greater monthly savings. To see the benefits of ductless HVAC firsthand, call Charlie’s Heating and Cooling at (336) 629-5453.
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