When you’re in the market for a cooling and heating system, two of the most popular and convenient types are forced-air and ductless. Forced-air units circulate through a system of ducts to reach every room. Ductless heating and cooling systems operate by collecting and moving heat energy from outside to inside in winter and reversing the process in summer. Both are excellent choices, but the information below explains when a ductless system might be right for you.
When is a Ductless Cooling & Heating System the Right Choice?
You Want Room-by-Room Temperature Control
Ductless systems have an outdoor unit that can attach to as many as four indoor units to heat and cool different household zones. Each indoor unit allows local temperature adjustment, so occupants of each zone can set the thermostat for whatever level is most comfortable to them. For instance, Grandma can keep her bedroom a balmy 80 degrees while Dad watches TV in the living room at 70 degrees. Meanwhile, Mom’s able to cool down from her workout in the exercise room at 65 degrees.
You Only Need to Heat or Cool Certain Rooms
A ductless heating system is ideal if you only need to heat or cool particular rooms. For example, if the attic bedroom gets really cold in winter and hot in summer or if a room addition to your house has no ductwork and is hard to keep warm, a ductless system can address the problem affordably and without a great deal of construction required.
You Want a Less Invasive Installation
And that brings up the final major advantage of a ductless heating system. It's easy to install and relatively non-invasive. It features a low-profile indoor unit that ties to the outdoor unit through a small hole in the wall. With a forced-air retrofit, you need to tear up a pathway for ductwork throughout the house, not just the room that needs heating. The forced air needs a pathway from the furnace and AC unit, after all.
To discuss the installation of a ductless heating system with a friendly, knowledgeable professional, contact Parker's Heating & Cooling, an experienced HVAC contractor in Cairo, GA. Clients in Georgia, Florida, and Alabama rely on them for all their heating and cooling needs, and they offer 24/7 emergency service on furnaces, ductwork, and commercial refrigeration. Visit their website for location details or call (229) 377-9129 to schedule a consultation.