Ductless systems deliver cool or warm air directly into an indoor space. Homeowners who have had them installed endlessly boast about these systems and there is good reason why. They offer many benefits including reduced energy costs and enhanced comfort levels. This is especially important during the long and cold Pennsylvania winters. We agree that it is important to find the best ways to stay warm in your home during the winter. By doing so, be sure to take these systems into consideration. R.F. Ohl is here to help by offering some useful information about ductless heating solutions.
By learning about ductless heating solutions…
you will be able to understand the many benefits that they offer. Also, you will be able to see if these types of systems are a good match for your home. Since ductless heating is so energy efficient, you will be able to reduce your energy costs that can easily escalate during the cold winter. Also, you and your loved ones will feel warm and cozy inside of your home.
Unlike traditional HVAC systems, they do not require ductwork to do this. Hence, the name “ductless.” In essence, they consist of an indoor and outdoor unit linked by a few cables and a refrigeration pipe. A single split-ductless system can support up to eight indoor units. In this article, we will discuss some of the benefits of ductless heating solutions for your home.
Lower Carbon Emissions
Ductless heating systems leverage design innovations and advances in refrigeration to reduce total carbon emissions. In particular, their small size and zoning capabilities allow them to offer greater energy efficiency compared to traditional HVAC systems. Secondly, ductless systems not only meet, but also exceed the minimum standards (ENERGY STAR guidelines) established by the U.S. federal government. Thirdly, ductless systems typically use an ozone-friendly refrigerant called R104, meaning they do much less harm to the ozone layer and the environment in general when compared to traditional HVAC systems.
A ductless heat pump can function as either a heating system in the winter or a cooling system in the summer. In other words, such a system would be able to cater to both your heating and cooling needs. During the winter, when you need to heat your home, the ductless heat pump would reverse the flow of refrigerant. It transfers heat from outside into your home.
A traditional ducted heating system presents some inherent challenges when building a home extension. The ductwork and furnace size may not match your new heating requirements.
Specifically, you would need to invest a significant amount of money to extend your traditional ducted heating system into your new home extension. Additionally, you will have to replace your furnace with a larger one. You would have to do this in order to cater to your heating needs fully. Fortunately, a ductless heating system can help you avoid all these challenges. This is certainly one of the benefits of these systems.
Ductless heating solutions are easy to install and upgrade compared to traditional systems. More specifically, the installation process does not require invasive or expensive construction. This is because both the refrigerant line and the small cables that connect the indoor unit to the exterior unit run through existing walls. What’s more, ductless heating solutions generally cost less to operate compared to traditional systems. In fact, according the ENERGY STAR, ductless systems could lower your heating and cooling costs by as much as 30%. This is pretty significant, considering heating and cooling generally account for 50% of your energy costs.
With the ever rising utility costs, ductless heating solutions can help homeowners keep their heating and cooling costs relatively low. This is because such systems consume less power compared to traditional ducted HVAC systems. They are highly efficient and more importantly, allow for zone-based heating and cooling. Moreover, rebates and tax credits for ductless systems are available for ductless heating systems at both the state and federal levels.
Zone-Based Heating And Cooling
A single outdoor unit for a split-ductless system can support up to eight separate indoor units. This means that you would not have to heat or cool unoccupied rooms in your home. This translates to lower heating/cooling costs.
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The inherent benefits of ductless heating systems include:
- zone-based heating and cooling
- cost savings
- remodel ready
- lower carbon footprint
- easy to install and upgrade
It is worth taking the time to see what ductless heating might do for your home. Who doesn’t want to stay nice and warm while paying less during the winter? However, not just anyone can install these units. It takes experience and skill to do so. Be sure to contact R.F. Ohl to discuss your heating needs. If you have a room or many rooms that are cold during the winter, we can find the best solutions. All of our contractors are NATE certified with years of experience in the HVAC industry. Be sure to give us a call today.
We service Allentown PA 18101, Bath PA 18014, Bethlehem PA 18015, Catasauqua PA 18032, Coplay PA 18037, Laurys Station PA 18059, Lehigh Valley PA 18001, Northampton PA 18067, Whitehall PA 18052, and surrounding areas.
R.F. Ohl is an authorized Diamond Contractor Elite dealer for Mitsubishi HVAC systems. We can install, repair, and maintain all Mitsubishi ductless systems. This should give you the confidence that we have what it takes to get your Mitsubishi system installed and working optimally. Mitsubishi systems are extremely energy efficient and provide the comfort necessary to get through extreme temperatures. To learn about Mitsubishi systems click here.