You may have read the title of this blog post and be scratching your head at this point. How is it that your heating system can even work, yet be efficient if it lacks ductwork? Your air ducts are what bring the conditioned/heated air into your living space from your HVAC systems, after all!
Well, you apparently have not yet heard of ductless systems! The fact is, you’ve probably seen them even if you didn’t recognize them for what they are. Instead of using ductwork, a ductless system includes one outdoor unit connected to up to four indoor air handlers. Each air handler can be controlled independently of one another, and is connected to the outdoor unit via a conduit containing a power line, condensate line, and refrigerant line.
These air handlers are typically wall-mounted above doorways or even floor-mounted in some cases. They are the chosen method of heating for more and more homeowners these days–and we’re about to tell you why below.