Winter weather means your HVAC unit will run more to keep you and your family warm, which means higher electric bills. Fortunately, you can install a ductless heating and cooling system to keep you and your family comfortable and save money. Below is some more information about this so you can decide if this would be right for your home.
Ductless Heating and Cooling
As the name implies, no duct system is required with a ductless heat and cooling system. If you choose this option, a unit compressor will be placed outside your home and one or more air-handling units, also called heads, are installed inside your home. The compressor and heads are linked together by a refrigerant line. A small hole is made for the refrigerant line to pass through from the outside unit to the inside. The indoor heads are installed so that they cover up this hole.
The indoor unit contains a fan and a heat exchanger that can deliver both warm and cool air throughout your home. During the winter months, the unit removes cold air from inside your home and sends it outside. It works just the opposite during the summer months. Due to new technology, the unit can find heated air from outside even when the temperature is below zero to provide your home with heat.
You can also install a multi-unit ductless system, which allows you to set up zones in your home. For example, you may want your bedroom to be cooler, but one of your children may want their bedroom to be warmer. To take care of this problem, each bedroom will have an individual unit with a remote control or wall mounted control system so they can set the temperature to what they want.
Because you can control the heating and cooling zones individually, this eliminates the cost of over heating and cooling areas of your home. You will not have to pay the electric company to cool or heat a room that you are not using. A duct system could have air leaks in the duct work, causing the HVAC unit to run more to keep the house at the right temperature. You will not have to worry about this with a ductless system. The modern ductless heating and cooling systems also have a high SEER (seasonal energy efficiency ratio).
Talk with a contractor that installs ductless heat pump systems to learn much more information about them.