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Pros and Cons of Ductless HVAC Systems

If you are thinking about switching from a more traditional ducted HVAC system to a ductless model, you may be wondering about the unique benefits and the potential downsides. Ductless HVAC systems are wonderful in a lot of ways, but you also have to consider the ways that a ductless system may be more challenging.

You can give our team a call to schedule your in-home assessment or ductless heating in Broomfield. We can answer all of your questions and review how a ductless system would be set up in your home. In the meantime, you can keep reading to learn more about the pros and cons of installing and maintaining a ductless HVAC system.

Pros of Ductless Heating and Cooling

Ductless mini split systems offer a variety of benefits. Perhaps the best of these is the opportunity to save significantly on your monthly energy costs. Experts estimate that you could cut your heating and cooling costs by as much as 50% simply by switching to a ductless heating and cooling unit. 

This is because 100% of the air being heated and cooled blows directly into your home without the need for attached ductwork. Air is not being trapped inside of the ductwork or escaping through holes before reaching your home. 

Another benefit is that you have individual units placed all around your home. You can select settings that are all the same for whole-house heating and cooling, or you can select different settings on each unit to maintain different temperatures in different areas of your home. This is a huge benefit for families who have different temperature preferences. One person can be warmer, while another person is cooler in a separate area of the home.

Cons of Ductless Heating and Cooling

There are a few downsides to consider too. Ductless mini split units can cost significantly more for upfront installation. Although this is a downside, we encourage you to consider the energy savings that you will enjoy over the life of your units. The energy savings could easily add up to be more than the extra expense of upfront installation.

Ductless units also require a little more maintenance than a more traditional central HVAC system. This is because you have to clean out filters and maintain individual units across your entire home instead of one single central unit. Dust and dirt can also have a greater impact on a ductless mini split since all of the components are so much smaller. It is very important to wipe down the outside of these units regularly as well as vacuuming and cleaning to make sure that dust levels in your home stay low.

How to Select a New HVAC System

Whether you want a ductless mini split or a more traditional central unit, our team can help you make the best decision for your family and your home. We can help you assess different energy efficiency ratings, and choose a model that fits your heating and cooling expectations. A high-efficiency model will save you even more on your monthly energy costs than a standard HVAC system.

Contact Meyers Heating & Air Conditioning today to schedule an appointment with our professionals.

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