These days, and understandably so, efficiency and subsequent affordability are at the forefront of homeowners’ minds when it comes to keeping their living spaces comfortable. If you’re serious about boosting the efficiency in which you keep your home comfortable, then you’d do well to consider a ductless system installation. These systems are among the most efficient and effective of all residential HVAC options out there.
You’ve likely seen us discuss the benefits of ductless cooling and heating before if you’ve been following our blog. We want to focus today on the economical advantages of using this system. Be sure to keep the following information in mind, and remember to schedule your Sugar Land ductless services with us, if you decide that you no longer want HVAC ductwork to be part of your home comfort.
How Are Ductless Systems So Efficient?
The short answer is that it’s a heat pump, and heat pumps are efficient! But of course, we don’t expect you to just accept that answer at face value. The use of heat pump technology does certainly play a huge role in a ductless system’s capacity for saving you money, but there are a variety of other factors that make ductless systems such an efficient choice. Read on to learn what these factors are:
- Heat Transfer: We’ll start with this since, generally speaking, it’s the biggest player when it comes to efficiency. It’s also probably the characteristic that you’re most familiar with. As we just mentioned, a ductless system is a heat pump. And a heat pump’s main draw is that it can reverse the mode of operation. So during the summer, the refrigerant is evaporated in the indoor components, and condensed outside to release heat. In the wintertime, the refrigerant is evaporated in the outdoor coil, and condensed indoors to use that heat to warm your home. This transfer of heat is far more efficient that the generation of new heat during the winter. And while our winters may be brief, don’t you want to save as much money as possible when you do need your heater?
- Zoned Control Cooling and Heating: Zone control systems can actually be installed in ducted heating and cooling systems to break up your home into different temperature zones. However, this isn’t a great solution if you already have ducts in place. Retrofitting is possible but may not result in the efficiency you’re looking for. A ductless system, however, has zoned control cooling and heating capabilities automatically. The individual blowers, known as air handlers, are each controlled independently of one another. This means you can set different temperatures in different areas (zones) of your home without the need for any upgrades or equipment retrofits.
- No Air Leaks: Among the most common culprits of energy inefficiency in homes today is ductwork leaks. When air doesn’t make it to its intended destination, your heating or cooling system has to work harder to balance temperatures throughout your home. You don’t have to worry about this problem at all with a ductless system. After all, there isn’t ductwork there to