As the region’s premier HVAC company, we specialize in ductless mini-split systems, providing homeowners of all types with affordable, energy-efficient climate control. Invariably, our technicians receive a number of questions regarding these cutting-edge systems and their capabilities. We’ve compiled the most common questions here for your convenience. If you should have other questions, or any comments or concerns about ductless systems or our services, we invite you to contact our customer care team today.
How does a ductless system work?
These systems utilize two-way heat pumps that transfer heat between indoor and outdoor air sources, compressing and expanding refrigerant as needed. As heat is needed, ductless systems collect heat from outdoor air and transfer it to the indoors; the same is true with cooling settings also. Using inverter technology, ductless systems continuously work to match the load of heating and cooling. This consistent system eliminates inefficiency and uncomfortable indoor temperature fluctuations.
Will I still need to operate my old furnace?
Though your ductless system should be an efficient source of heat for your home, it is recommended that you keep your furnace operating as a supplemental source of heat in case your home’s unique layout prohibit heat from reaching certain areas or during extreme weather conditions.
Where do ductless systems work best?
Mini-split systems are ideal when used as replacements or supplements to baseboard, wall and ceiling heat units. Many other homeowners are finding them to be a great solution for replacing ineffective wood stoves, space heaters and electric furnaces.
Can I install a ductless system in an existing room or is it only for new construction?
Because the installation of a ductless mini split system is easy and efficient, they can be placed in both older homes and newly constructed homes without hassle.
What is the worry with indoor air quality and ductless systems?
Though some low-grade systems do cause some concern about decreasing indoor air quality due to poor circulation, high-quality brands such as Daikin, Mitsubishi and Fujitsu can be depended upon for improved indoor air quality. Using advanced filters, high-end systems help remove pollen, dust and allergens from the air.
How much do these systems cost?
The average cost to install a ductless mini-split system is approximately $3,000 to $5,000, depending on heating and cooling capacities, geographic location, difficulty of installation and brand of system.
How long will my ductless system last?
These systems are expected to perform for at least 20 years with proper care and maintenance.