Although ductless mini-split HVAC systems have been around for decades, they’re becoming increasingly popular across the United States. They offer several advantages over central heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, including being substantially cheaper. If you’re thinking about going ductless, read this short introduction to ductless mini-split heating and cooling systems to see if they’re a good fit for you.

Existing Ductwork May Be Inefficient

Central HVAC systems carry air-conditioned and heated air throughout homes using ductwork. Even if maintained properly, ductwork isn’t efficient, wasting as much as 30% of the energy HVAC systems burn through. Ductless mini-splits, on the other hand, don’t use ducts. Rather, they pump out heated or cooled air to the rooms they’ve been installed in. While ductless HVAC units might not be ideal for expansive commercial buildings or mansions, they’re great for close living quarters.

Ductless Systems Allow Different Strokes for Different Folks

If you live with other people, as most Americans do, you’ve probably been asked to change the thermostat to appease the people you live with. Rather than constantly being too cold or hot, ductless systems give people the ability to control their own rooms’ temperature and ventilation without bugging other cohabitants.

Potentially Increase Home Security

Wall-mounted air conditioners, for example, can only be installed by cutting big holes into your home’s walls. While the likelihood of a home invasion isn’t high, wall-mounted air conditioners may serve as a point of entry for opportunistic burglars. Ductless air conditioners and heat pumps, on the other hand, typically require a three-inch hole to be drilled — that’s it. Less outdoor air is likely to flow through a ductless HVAC system’s three-inch hole, too, as compared to what’s required for a wall-mounted air conditioner.

Do you like what ductless mini-split heat pumps and air conditioners have to offer? If you’re in the Kalispell, MT, area, let Carson Brothers Montana fix you up. We offer ductless HVAC installation, HVAC system repair, preventative seasonal maintenance and round-the-clock emergency repair service — anything HVAC-related you can think of. Visit our website, Facebook or Twitter page. You can also give us a call to get started.

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