If you are planning on building a new home or renovating your current one, the design process can be exciting. However, there are a lot of choices to make along the way. You will have many options when it comes to you heating and cooling system, and modern innovations may provide unique opportunities to save now and in the future. Going ductless can save a lot as you consider your home’s heating and cooling options.
What Is Ductless HVAC?
A ductless split system doesn’t require ductwork for delivering hot or cold air to various parts of your house. Rather, the use of separate indoor units in each area to be moderated allows for air to be delivered directly to the designated spaces.
A split system involves indoor and outdoor units. With ductless HVAC, you eliminate the circuit for delivery of air throughout the home. However, you will have both indoor and outdoor units as in the case of a split system for central AC and heating. The difference is that there are multiple indoor units to each outdoor unit with ductless technology. This design enables you to take advantage of efficient zone heating and cooling.
How Will Ductless Equipment Save Money?
There are two primary means of cutting costs by installing ductless heating and cooling in your home. Installation of ducts in a new home or addition can be almost as costly as the installation of the mechanical HVAC equipment. Going ductless can significantly reduce your construction costs.
Ductless equipment also saves a lot of money because of the elimination of energy loss through ducts. A home’s ducts can create an energy loss of 20 to 40 percent. Duct leaks can lead to significant problems with moderating home comfort levels, and they can cause excessive energy bills as well.
You can also look forward to savings with ductless heating and cooling equipment because of the ability to precisely control areas independently of each other (zone heating and cooling). Individual comfort needs can be handled without the entire home being affected. Vacant rooms need minimal temperature moderation, allowing you to limit your energy use only to those spaces being used.
You might be surprised to realize that you can potentially save on the costs that come with allergies and colds. Ducts carry airborne pathogens throughout the house, but a ductless system can help keep germs from circulating throughout your home again and again. Less transport of germs can help keep family members from sharing their colds and other illnesses.
Ductless equipment is designed to be inconspicuous. You can work with your design team to be sure that placement of indoor and outdoor units is handled in such a way as to enhance your home’s appearance.
You can consult with an HVAC company like Luquire early on in the process to ensure that heating and cooling loads are properly calculated. As we work with our Elmore, AL, customers to find the best systems, we also ensure that our service complies with local building codes and with manufacturer warranties. You can contact our team to discuss your new construction or renovation needs.