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Is It Time for a Ductless System?

Ductless has become quite the popular name for one of the most groundbreaking HVAC inventions in modern history. The ductless system, also known as the mini split or the ductless heat pump, is a particular kind of heat pump that is quickly changing the way people think about home comfort.

When most of our customers imagine a heating system, they picture a furnace or boiler, pumping water or air throughout your home and fueled by either gas or electricity. This is common (in fact, gas furnaces are the most common heating appliance in the country), but the trends are slowly starting to shift.

As people become more efficiency-minded and eco-focused, they’re looking for options that aren’t conventional. Heat pumps have been a great choice for a while, but until the invention of the ductless heat pump, they were a niche system that didn’t really fit most people.

Is it time for you to explore whether a ductless system in Middlesex County is right for your home? It might be, read on to learn more.

Versatility and Convenience

Let’s start with one of the most talked about reasons to get a ductless mini split system–the versatility and convenience of such a unit.

  • Ductless heat pumps are versatile because they can handle pretty much any temperature threshold that your home goes through. From air conditioning to heating, and even different temperature settings per room, a mini split can handle it. Keep your living room toasty and your kitchen cooler by setting each system to your liking.
  • These units are convenient because even when one has trouble or breaks down, the others continue working as expected. They operate as four unique systems for the price of one, which is very handy for certain situations.

But the pros don’t end there!

No Air Ducts Needed

Many homeowners have to consider getting air ducts installed when they want a heating or cooling system. This has been a reality for a long time. Unless you invest in something like a boiler, which still requires a network of pipes and radiators, your forced-air heating system will need air ducts.

The exception is if you choose a ductless system. As the name implies, ductless mini splits don’t require air ducts and can save you thousands of dollars on duct installation!

Hyper Efficiency and Quality of Life

Since ductless mini splits don’t use air ducts to transport the cooled or heated air throughout your home, there’s no leaking and other inefficiencies you have to worry about. This is why ductless systems can get exceptionally good efficiency ratings that make them a powerhouse for people who are looking to save money on their energy bills month after month.

When to Choose Something Else

Look, we won’t lie to you. Ductless mini splits can be expensive to install when compared to conventional heating and cooling systems like a gas furnace or a central air conditioner. But what costs more is absolutely worth it in this case. And, if you’re in need of a new heating and cooling system, this unit can function as both which makes the price a steal.

Contact Landry Mechanical Inc Plumbing HVAC & Electric where we take comfort in YOUR comfort!

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