What Is a Ductless System?

A ductless system provides an alternative to a typical central air system that relies on ductwork to move conditioned air throughout a home. It’s comprised of two parts: an indoor unit that’s attached to a wall in a room or area of your choice and an outdoor unit that acts like a heat pump, allowing a ductless system to act as both an air conditioner and furnace. In summer, it absorbs the warm air and transfers it outside. Come winter, it takes the energy from outdoor air and brings it in for warmth.

Is a Ductless System Right for Your Home?

While traditional furnaces and central air systems are great, they require ductwork to move air, which is can present a challenge in older homes, room additions, and converted spaced. That’s where ductless systems truly shine. They can solve your heating and cooling needs and provide custom temperatures wherever you need them.

In addition to homes without ductwork, ductless mini-split systems are ideal for:

  • Room additions
  • Basements
  • Attics
  • Garages
  • Hard-to-heat or -cool areas

Benefits of a Ductless System

  • Zone Control: One of the standout features of ductless air is its ability to offer zone control, allowing you to control the temperature for each room based on its use and occupancy.
  • Energy Efficiency: By only cooling (or heating) the rooms you want, you can save energy and money on your utility bills, reducing your environmental impact.
  • Easy Installation and Flexibility: Because ductless air doesn’t require new or existing ductwork, it’s an ideal option for homes that don’t have ducts or for homeowners who want to avoid the cost and hassle of installing new ones. Plus, ductless air can be retrofitted into just about any room or area of your home.

Call Zach Heating & Cooling

If you have an area of your home that’s challenging to cool or heat, a ductless system might be the perfect solution for you. Contact Zach Heating & Cooling today to request a free in-home needs analysis and system proposal.