It’s no surprise that furnaces and A/Cs are the most common types of HVAC units available. But there are many other solutions out there that can do the job, too—like a ductless system. So how do you know which one is right for you? Just ask the experts at New Berlin Heating & Air Conditioning. Below, we answer that burning question and help you choose the best setup for your home. Call us with questions if you have them: 262-784-8889.
What Is a Ductless System?
A ductless system provides an alternative to a typical HVAC system that relies on ductwork. Each one is installed directly on the wall in the space of your choosing, providing custom comfort from room to room. Each unit is made up of two parts. First, there’s the indoor unit that physically attaches to your walls. That connects to an outdoor unit, which acts as a heat pump. That means a ductless system acts as both an air conditioner and furnace—in summer, it absorbs the warm air and transfers it outside, and in winter, it takes the energy from outdoor air and brings it in for warmth.
Is a Ductless System Right for Your Home?
Furnaces and A/Cs are great—but they require ductwork to move air, which is something that most older homes weren’t built with. That’s where ductless systems can really come in handy. They can solve your heating and cooling needs and provide custom temperatures wherever you need them. Or, if your home already uses a boiler for heat, you can consider adding a ductless system to complement it during the warmer months.
In addition to homes without ductwork, ductless mini-split systems are ideal for:
- Home additions
- Hard-to-heat or -cool spots
These units are a more efficient alternative to other HVAC possibilities like space heaters and window air conditioners.
What Are the Benefits of a Ductless System?
The greatest benefit is the ease of customization. Because ductless systems are installed in the room you intend to heat or cool, you can control these areas separately from the rest of your home.
Ductless systems are also more energy efficient than their traditional counterparts. Because they use existing energy in the air to heat or cool your home, they don’t rely on fuel to run—which means you’ll save on energy costs. And because they don’t force air through your home, they won’t circulate any accumulated dust or dirt like a furnace or A/C might.
Ductless systems are small and relatively easy to install, which also makes them an attractive option.
Call New Berlin Heating for More Information
If you have an area of your house that’s challenging to cool or heat, a ductless system might be the perfect answer for you. New Berlin Heating can help you determine if it’s the right fit. Get started by calling us at 262-784-8889 or contacting us online.