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Ductless Systems and Service in Birmingham, AL

When people think of central heating and cooling for a building, they usually imagine a system that’s connected to a ventilation network of ducts that run through the walls and floors to room vents. This is the standard operating method of furnaces, air conditioners, and heat pumps. However, it is not the only way to enjoy forced-air comfort in your home. Today, ducts are optional thanks to the development of ductless mini split heat pumps.

Although ductless systems take up less space than conventional split system ACs and heat pumps and are easier to install, they still require professionals to handle the installation work, as well as maintenance and any repair services they require. These are intricate pieces of comfort technology, so make sure you look to HVAC technicians with the years of experience and the best training when you need work done for a ductless system. In the Birmingham area, the people to call are at Douglas Cooling & Heating.

The experienced professionals at Douglas Cooling & Heating offer ductless system installations, replacements, repairs, and maintenance.

How Ductless Mini Splits Work

Central air conditioners and heat pumps usually operate as split systems, which means an outdoor unit that hooks up to an indoor unit that sends conditioned air into a ventilation network. With a ductless min split, there is still a single outdoor unit, but it links to a series of smaller indoor units. These units are miniature air handlers that each contains a blower and refrigerant coil. They send the conditioned air directly into the living spaces, without needing any ductwork. Like any heat pump, the system can switch the direction that refrigerant circulates through the system, operating as either an air conditioner or a heater as needed.

Why You Should Consider Ductless Heating and Air Conditioning Installation

Ductless systems are not the ideal heating and cooling solution for every home. Buildings that already have ductwork, for example, will probably be better off with the installation of a standard central AC and heater. However, here are some benefits of installing a ductless system to consider if one is a good fit for your home.

  • Energy efficiency: Because ductless systems do not lose or gain heat through the walls of ducts, the have higher energy efficiency than standard systems. They also don’t suffer because of ductwork damage.
  • Quieter: The individual air handlers make significantly less noise than a central blower fan.
  • More space: If you are planning new home construction or a major remodeling, a ductless system provides you much greater design freedom. Mini split heat pumps also work well for add–on rooms.
  • Zone control: You can turn off individual air handlers, which means you only need to heat/cool the rooms that need it.

Make Us Your Source for Ductless Air Conditioning and Heating

If reading this has made you curious about the possibilities of a ductless mini split heat pump for your household, simply call our comfort team at Douglas Cooling & Heating. We’ve been in the business of keeping homes and businesses in the Birmingham, AL area comfortable since 1972, and we have extensive experience handling every aspect of work on ductless heating and cooling systems. We deliver more than quality service: we deliver trust! Call us today to schedule an appointment or to arrange for fast repair services.