There are distinct advantages to using a ductless system. This type of system is made using three components – the condenser, an indoor unit, and a remote control. The condenser is placed outside the home, while the indoor unit is placed on a wall or on the ceiling. These three components replace traditional ductwork while offering energy savings of up to 50 percent.
However, this energy efficiency is not only used in new homes – it can work in old homes as well, even in historic buildings. These buildings were not made with ductwork or any central heating, but they can now benefit from efficient heating and cooling. So when should you go ductless?
New homes can now benefit from a ductless system. Once the construction is finished, a ductless system can be added for both cooling and heating. The system collects the warm air from outside and delivers it inside. For the cooling stage, this process is inverted. Both heating and cooling are done using refrigerant vapor for the compression cycle.
There is little doubt that ductwork can be used in historic buildings. For this to happen, in most cases, you would need to lower the ceiling. You would also have to work to remove traditional heating systems. After that, one or two ductless systems can be installed in these buildings. After this, look into the additional steps you need to take with insulation. Proper insulation can often be a problem in historic buildings, and you will need to eliminate air leaks in places such as windows, doors, and attics.
Whenever you add a room or a living space to your home’s ductwork, you may want a simpler solution to heat and cool the new space. The ductless system can be installed in many areas of the building, working along with other heating and cooling systems already installed.
For a ductless system installation, call Scott Walker Heating and Air at 770-282-5061. We are here to answer questions you have about these systems or give you an estimate.
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