If you’re tired of ductwork taking up valuable space inside your attic, a ductless system may be right for your home. Also called a mini-split system, ductless heating and cooling is gaining popularity for homeowners across the country because of its flexibility and unique benefits.
If you’re interested in ductless heating in Bucks County, there’s no better time than now to schedule a consultation. Learn more about the benefits of a ductless HVAC unit and then give us a call so we can answer any additional questions you have. As with all things, ductless mini-split systems have both pros and cons.
Financial Pros and Cons
A ductless mini-split unit can be more expensive to install upfront than a more traditional HVAC system. That’s because you’re installing a mini-unit in every single room of your home plus the parent unit. But, you can recoup these costs over the life of your ductless system through energy savings.
Research suggests that ENERGY STAR-certified ductless units can use up to 60% less energy compared to more traditional alternatives. Depending on how much you spend on your energy bill each month, those savings can add up quickly. For example, if you spend $100 per month on energy to heat and cool your home, you can cut that expense down to $40 per month for an annual savings of $720.
If you’re OK with spending more upfront and saving over the life of your unit, a ductless system is a great investment. Your cost over the life of the unit stands a chance of being even less compared to a heating and cooling system that has ductwork. Plus, you’re helping the environment by using significantly less energy.
Aesthetic Pros and Cons
A ductless mini-split system can turn off some homeowners because it requires a unit in every single room. While the mini units go up high against the ceiling, they can still be an eyesore to some people. One of the benefits of a traditional HVAC system is that most of it is out of sight.
But if you think about it, you do have unsightly grates all around your house covering up the entry points for heated and cooled air. The difference is, you’re used to seeing those grates so they don’t bother you. Over time, you can adjust the appearance of each mini split unit inside the rooms of your home and you may not even notice they’re there.
Other Benefits of a Ductless HVAC System
The bottom line is that the benefits far outweigh the downsides of this type of heating and cooling system. You have more control over the temperatures in your home. If one person likes the room to be cooler, they can close a bedroom door and select their own settings. This also improves energy efficiency since you don’t have to heat or cool your entire home. You can manage the temperature for a single room at a time.
Carney Plumbing Heating & Cooling does what’s right for our customers. Schedule an appointment today to find out if a ductless unit is right for you.