Most homes in Queen Anne County, Maryland, feature ductwork as part of their HVAC systems. Ducts carry heated or cooled air to the rooms in your home when you run your air conditioner, furnace or heat pump. However, they can also prove inconvenient, especially for add-ons. If you’re looking for an alternative to ducts, consider switching to a ductless HVAC system for these six reasons.
Ductless HVAC systems take up far less space than their counterparts. They allow for zoning to make sure the entire house gets cooled and heated evenly. The units themselves are small and unobtrusive. They’re usually installed high up on a wall, almost to the ceiling.
If you live in a smaller house or if you have serious storage needs, every square inch becomes valuable. You don’t want to devote that space to bulky ductwork. Instead, use a ductless mini-split system that frees up space in your home. You’ll thank yourself when you need more room for your Christmas decorations or your globe collection.
Reduced Noise Pollution
Traditional HVAC systems can make a lot of noise. You might hear the air as it whistles through the ductwork, for instance, or wake up each time the furnace cuts on or off during the night. Those annoyances are minimized with a ductless HVAC system.
They’re so quiet that you’ll probably never even remember they are there. This proves particularly beneficial for light sleepers, families that love to entertain, and new parents with infant children. You won’t have to worry about nighttime disturbances or interruptions during your conversations or when watching TV.
We can install ductless HVAC systems in customized configurations that meet your specific needs. With traditional systems, you’re limited to a single cabinet for your furnace and air conditioner, and the ductwork determines where the vents release heated or conditioned air. Unfortunately, those limitations can restrict heating and cooling efficiency. A ductless system will help you to target heating and cooling based on your needs.
Improved Air Quality
Indoor air quality or IAQ, refers to the condition of the air inside your home. Poor IAQ generally results from dust, dirt, pet dander, allergen, and pathogen accumulation. These and other irritants sometimes reside in your ductwork. Each time your HVAC system cycles on, contaminants get pulled through the ductwork. Your air filter will stop some of them, but smaller particles find their way into the rooms via the vents.
Opting for a ductless system will improve IAQ significantly. When you clean your home, you don’t have to worry about the dust and microbes that reside where you can’t reach. Plus, you won’t have to worry about paying extra for duct cleaning every few years in order to keep your home safe and healthy.
Reduced Energy Bills
You can lower energy bills by making the switch to a ductless HVAC system. Each unit works to heat or cool a specific space, which makes heating and cooling more efficient. When the system turns on, the air warms or cools those spaces directly, so you conserve energy.
Some homeowners avoid the switch because of the initial installation cost. However, if you save money on energy every month, that initial cost is worth it. Over time, your ductless system begins to pay for itself as long as you keep it maintained.
Zoned HVAC systems offer many advantages. For instance, they allow you to control different rooms or sections of your home independently. If you tend to get hot at night while others are cold, separate ductless units allow you to set temperatures as needed.
Ductless technology can make a big difference in comfort and savings. To make the switch to a ductless system, call Coastal Heating & Air today at 410-919-0110.
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