When it comes to cooling down your living space or heating it up, wouldn’t it be nice if you could use just one system? Well, you can! A ductless system, also referred to as a ductless mini-split due to its setup, is a heat pump-style system that’s become the preferred HVAC choice for many homeowners throughout Chicago and beyond, for good reason.
Ductless systems are not only a fantastic option for keeping your home comfortably cool in the summer, but they can also heat up your home in the winter, too. So, if you’re considering going ductless this summer for your cooling needs, it may benefit you this fall as well! Read on to learn more.
Choosing the Right HVAC Solution for Your Needs
We understand that choosing the right air conditioner and/or heating for your home can seem like an overwhelming process. After all, there are so many options to choose from. The best advice we can offer is that you talk to a trained and experienced contractor before making your final decision. Not all homes are right for a ductless system setup, after all, so it’s important that we talk about your specific needs before you invest in a system of this nature.
We have highly trained and experienced technicians on our team who will help you make an educated decision on whether or not a ductless system is a worthwhile investment for your home and for your comfort. Read on to learn more about what makes ductless systems a great choice for many homeowners.
Why Go Ductless?
As the name suggests, ductless systems are heating and cooling systems that do not rely on a network of air ducts. Rather, a ductless system uses a single outdoor condenser unit, which is connected via refrigerant lines to air handlers that are installed through the living space.
Ductless systems work similarly to air conditioning systems, transferring heat from one place to another. The reversing valve is the component necessary for switching the flow of refrigerant to allow for summertime cooling and wintertime heating. When the home is being cooled, heat is absorbed from inside your home and moved outdoors, and the opposite is true when your home is being heated. All of this provides the following benefits:
Since a ductless mini split has the ability to both cool and heat your home, it enables you to have year-round comfort all from one system. With the flip of a switch, the system can go from heating mode to cooling mode, and vice-versa.
Installing air ducts, or repairing them if they’re already installed in your home, is an extensive job. Without these air ducts, you will save space, since the ductless system uses just a small outdoor unit and up to 4 indoor air handlers that are mounted high up on the walls of each room you want them in, out of the way.