Ductless heating systems may seem like an odd choice for heating your entire home. They take up wall space, can only heat one room at a time, and are less efficient than traditional heating systems in extremely cold climates. However, ductless heating systems have quite a few unique advantages over other systems when used to heat an entire home. Read on for some of the reasons why you should consider a ductless heating system for your home.
What is a Ductless System?
Ductless heating systems utilize heat pump technology move heat from one area to another. This is in contrast to traditional combustion systems, which burn fuel to generate heat. The ductless unit is split into two parts, an interior and exterior. The interior unit is installed in a room of the house, usually on the wall or ceiling, while the exterior unit is located on an outside wall. When the unit is turned on, the exterior unit uses an evaporator coil to siphon thermal energy from the surrounding air. That energy is then sent, via the refrigerant line, to the interior unit. The interior unit then uses that energy to heat and circulate the air in the room.
Why Should I Consider One?
As the name implies, ductless systems eschew ductwork completely. This limits each unit to heating just one room, which is why it has to be installed in that room. It may seem as though this is a disadvantage to using a ductless system. However, there are a couple of things to consider. First, each ductless system is installed with its own thermostat. This allows different rooms in the house to be set at different temperatures, conserving energy and letting each occupant choose a temperature that is comfortable for him or her.
The second thing to consider is energy efficiency. Centralized forced air systems lose as much as 30% of their heat on average to leaks in the ductwork. Ductless systems completely avoid this issue, delivering all of their heat to the target destination and saving money in the process.
If you’d like to know more about ductless systems, call Johns Refrigeration. We offer heating repair services throughout the Mesa area.