What Is A Ductless HVAC System?
A ductless system is essentially a unit that hangs on a wall in your home and both heats and cools a designated space. There is also an outside condensor unit that goes along with the indoor unit as well. These units are quite popular for recently finished attics or other room-additions to a home.
Why Would You Get A Ductless System?
The easiest answer is so that you wouldn’t have to pay for new duct work to be ran to the space. Duct work can be quite complicated and generally hides behind a lot of walls and floors. Designing and installation of new duct work to a new area can easily climb to over $10,000 alone. Therefore, a ductless system can at times save you some money. For further information, here are some pros and cons of a ductless system.
Pros Of Going Ductless
- Can be cheaper than paying for new duct work to be designed and ran to space.
- Minimally invasive installation making them less vulnerable to air leakage.
- Exceedingly energy efficient (an average home loses 25% or more of energy to duct work).
- A ductless system can last longer than a normal heating and cooling system.
Cons Of Going Ductless
- Up-front cost can be higher than an average AC or furnace installation.
- Regular maintenance can be tricky.
- Some people do not prefer the look of the ductless unit hanging on their walls.