3 Facts About Going Ductless

Posted on: 12 September 2019


The process of heating and cooling your home requires a complicated system of components that move air in and out of the home for basic conditioning. In traditional systems, this air is moved through ductwork, which is located in the walls, ceiling, attic, and crawlspace of the home. While common, they are not the only types of systems available. Today, more homeowners and builders are seeing the benefits of ductless systems. This guide will help you understand a few key facts about ductless HVAC systems.

Ductless Means No Ducts

To get started understanding these systems, you need to realize that ductless systems do not require actual ductwork to move air in and out of the home. Instead of moving the air through ductwork, it is moved over the coils in the indoor units, which are mounted on the walls or ceiling of different zones inside the home.

Once the air is moved over the condenser coils, refrigerant absorbs the heat, transferring it out and ensuring that the home is cooled properly when running the AC.

Ductless Means Less Allergens

Throughout the process of air moving in and out of the home in traditional systems, dirt, dust, debris, and even mold spores and pests can also be transported through the ductwork and into the house. This not only leads to a dusty home but also clogged filters that affect airflow and efficiency.

Of course, allergens inside the home also increase the risk of allergy symptoms. If you or other members of the family suffer from allergies that result in itchy, watery eyes, sneezing, coughing, respiratory problems, and skin irritations, you may benefit from having a ductless system.

Ductless Means Reduced Energy Use

Traditional systems require the movement of air in and out of the home through ductwork. Unfortunately, ductwork is not meant to last forever – it can wear down and even develop holes and fissures that allow air to escape. This loss of air may be normal in older sections of ductwork, but it can greatly decrease airflow, resulting in your system working harder to heat and cool your home.

Since ductwork is not required to heat and cool your home with a ductless system, there is no risk of air loss, meaning it will be more effective and more energy efficient than traditional systems. Recent reports showed ductless systems use about 25 to 50 percent less energy than standard systems.

If you are ready to improve your home's value and heating/cooling efficiency, consider ductless installation from a company like Universal Refrigeration.