3 Advantages of Going With a Ductless System in Your Cincinnati Home’s New Addition | Blog
Why does a ductless system offer greater power and efficiency than a standard central furnace and A/C? It’s a simple answer — no ducts. In most houses, one of the largest energy losers on the premises is the heating and cooling ductwork. Residential ductwork is often not constructed to last the life of the home and deteriorates over the years. A ductless system combines heat pump efficiency with duct-free installation to provide single-room heating and cooling in houses where adding ductwork isn’t desirable or feasible.
Here are three reasons why a ductless system may be the best option for bringing comfort and efficiency to single rooms or enclosed spaces in your home.
A ductless heat pump incorporates a low-profile indoor air handler and a compact outdoor unit comprising the coil and compressor. A narrow insulated conduit conveys refrigerant as well as electrical power. The indoor and outdoor unit can be as much as 50 feet apart and only a three-inch hole is required in an exterior wall to accommodate the refrigerant conduit. In most homes, experienced installers can do the job in a day.
Ducts lose an average of 30 percent of conditioned air. A furnace or A/C must run longer cycles to make up for the lost air, increasing energy costs. A ductless heat pump conditions an individual living space by moving heat in or out. Heat is directly added or removed by heat pump technology, not conveyed through ductwork.
Unlike other options such as window A/C units or space heaters, a ductless system fits seamlessly into your decor. The indoor air handler is unobtrusive and mounts on the wall, ceiling or a floor stand. Optional covers are available to match color schemes. Outside, the heat pump unit is no larger than a suitcase and adapts to ground installation or mounting on the side of the home.
For more information about the benefits of a ductless system for your Cincinnati home, contact Apollo Home Heating, Cooling and Plumbing.
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