There are times when a ductless HVAC system is the perfect choice for a property. There are also times when another option, such as central AC or a window unit, makes more sense.
If you’re in the process of comparing your options, take your entire situation into consideration. This includes the size of your home, your current system (if you have one), your budget, the layout of your home, and other related matters.
Here are several situations in which it makes sense to strongly consider a ductless HVAC system:
1. Home Addition
There are times when it makes sense to add more space to your existing home than to buy a new one. Some common examples of home additions include:
- Bonus room
- Garage apartment
With a conventional HVAC system, you’re forced to run ductwork to your new space. Not only does this take time and money, but it’ll result in damage to your home that requires repairs.
It’s not something that many people think about, but it makes perfect sense.
For example, if you no longer use the upstairs of your home – perhaps because you’re too old to get up and down the stairs – you’ll probably close the HVAC vents in an attempt to keep hot and cool air from reaching this floor.
While this is an idea, it’s not the most energy efficient approach. It’s often better to install a ductless system, while allowing the main HVAC system to run minimally.
Tip: if you don’t do this, and simply close the vents, it can result in air flow and mold issues.
3. No Ductwork
If you have ductwork in your current home, you have options. However, if you don’t, you should primarily consider a ductless HVAC system.
Here’s why: if you don’t go ductless, you’ll have to install ducts throughout your home. That’s messy, expensive, and time consuming. Not to mention the fact that you’ll have a construction crew in your house, which disrupts your life.
4. To Suit the Needs of Your Entire Family
It’s a common argument among family members living in the same house. You’re cold, but someone else is warm. And when you’re warm, they’re cold.
With a ductless HVAC system, you can install multiple zones throughout your home. This allows for independent temperature control in different rooms.
While you’re staying cool downstairs, your children can get the warmth they’re looking for in their bedrooms.
Is it Right for You?
By now, you have a better idea of the situations in which a ductless HVAC system makes the most sense.
If you think this could benefit you, your home, and your budget, it’s time to learn more. Contact us to ask questions, gather information, and schedule an appointment.
Once we visit your home, you’ll have a better idea of how a ductless HVAC system would work and the cost of installation.