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Is a Ductless HVAC System a Good Fit for My Home?

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One of the major innovations in heating and air conditioning in homes and commercial buildings is the ductless mini split heat pump. This isn’t a new innovation: ductless units have been popular for decades in Japan. Now they’ve spread through Europe and are making an impact in the US. 

If you’re looking into HVAC systems for a home, then you may wish to think about ductless systems in Nashville, TN. The best way to find out if going ductless is right for your situation is to work with our professionals. We can give you some of the basics below that will get you started thinking about whether you can make use of a ductless HVAC system.

How Do Ductless Systems Work?

Ductless systems are types of heat pumps, which is why they’re often called ductless mini split heat pumps. Unlike standard heat pumps that use an outdoor unit connected to a large single indoor unit with a fan and a network of ducts, ductless systems have an outdoor unit that is connected to multiple small units (the “mini” of the name) around a house. 

Each air handler attaches high on the wall and connects to the outdoor unit through refrigerant and power lines that go through the back of the wall. The air handlers contain a refrigerant coil and blower fan so they can blow cooled or heated air directly into the living spaces.

When Your House Might Benefit From a Ductless System

Ductless systems are great fits for different types of homes and living situations:

  • You have a small house: The first ductless systems were invented to manage tiny living quarters in Japan. There was no need to take up any space with ducts. If you have a small home, a ductless system can free you from space-eating ductwork. 
  • You have a vintage house: Because central air conditioning didn’t become the standard for homes until the 1970s, there are many older homes that have no ductwork in them at all. It might be possible to add ductwork, but that requires some extensive construction (and maybe surrendering a closet or two). A ductless system is a much easier way to give an older home a powerful new heating and cooling system.
  • You want to add on a room or do a room conversion: Planning to expand your home with an add-on room? Or maybe you’re considering converting the garage or the attic to a living space? Either way, you’ll need heating and cooling for that space, and your current HVAC most likely won’t be able to handle the extra load. Instead, you can have a ductless unit installed for the new space.
  • People with asthma and allergies in your house: A benefit of ductless systems is that they, well, don’t have ducts. Ductwork collects dust, dander, lint, dust mites, and other respiratory illness triggers. With those removed from your heating and cooling system, everyone in your household will enjoy cleaner air.

There are other reasons to consider making the switch to ductless. Feel free to call us and learn how we can put this technology to work for you.

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