What is Ductless Cooling?
June 24th, 2016 by THS
Traditional duct systems are cumbersome, invasive and expensive to install. There’s a better way now: ductless heating and cooling solutions. Here at Thornton Heating Services, we offer the latest in ductless cooling and heating technology for a more energy-efficient, easy-to-install alternative to traditional ducted systems. Why? For one thing, ductless systems can heat and cool specific rooms rather than a single central system that can waste energy and money.
Your home may be a good candidate for a ductless system. This type of technology is ideal for:
- Homes with rooms that get too hot or too cold
- Homes with no extra space for ductwork
- Additions and renovations
- Enclosed patios and sunrooms
- Garages, basements, man caves, workshops, studios
If you fall into one or more of these categories, you may wish to install ductless cooling systems into your home. Schedule your in-home appointment today. Best part is, we offer flexible installation options with your choice of single and multi-zone applications. Indoor units can be installed anywhere in the room, such as mounted to the wall, in the ceiling or on the floor. We also offer outdoor units, which are available in a multitude of capacities with compact units that are easy to install by our trained technicians.
Benefits to Ductless Heating and Cooling
As stated above, ductless systems have an advantage over traditional heat pumps and central air conditioning systems that force air through ducts, as ductless systems deliver air via different zones throughout the home. This flexible solution means you have small units that operate off electricity and that don’t take up a lot of space. They are also known as split systems, and they are a cost-effective way to replace inefficient window units, space heaters and electric baseboard heaters that not only increase energy bills but also pose a danger (as in the case of space heaters).
Homeowners have the ability to control temperatures in specific rooms, leading to more efficient use of heat and cold. Cost savings is one of the biggest reasons people make the switch to ductless. Because ductless systems run on less power and because the air is directed to individual rooms, the amount of energy being used is reduced and thus energy bills are lower. Many times, tax credits and utility rebates are offered when a homeowner installs a ductless system, so be sure to check out federal, state and local tax incentives to save even more money.
Indoor air quality is also increased with this type of system. Traditional HVAC systems can get clogged with dust and allergens, leading to the need for professional cleaning. With ductless systems, there are no ducts to clean out and the multi-stage filtration feature helps to reduce the prevalence of dust, bacteria, pollen, and allergens in the air.
Ductless systems also happen to be easy to install, which cuts down on interruption to your family or customers (the job usually takes just one day). Because they take less time to install, you’re not paying as much in labor costs. Traditional ducted systems are invasive and can take days or weeks to install.
Contact Thornton Heating Service
We are proud to offer the highest quality ductless systems from Trane, Samsung and Mitsubishi. Contact us today at 847-905-1608 to discuss which option will best fit your cooling needs this summer.