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Why You Should Install a Ductless Mini Split This Winter

Late spring seems to be the most popular time for homeowners to install a new heating system or air conditioner. However, if you’ve found yourself a little too cold this winter and are considering a replacement for your heating system, it could be time to consider a ductless mini split system for your Jefferson County, AL home. Buildings that already have existing ductwork may benefit more from a central heating and cooling system, but here are some advantages of choosing a ductless system.

Efficiency

Would you believe that air loss from ductwork accounts for more than 30% of energy consumption? According to Energy.gov, this is especially true if the ducts are in an unconditioned space such as an attic. In addition, the risk of ductwork damage doesn’t exist with these systems, plus ductless systems utilize heat pump technology. This means that rather than generating heat, they use heat pump technology in order to warm the building, and can serve as both a heater as well as an air conditioner.

Flexibility

Ductless systems offer zone control: you can control the temperature separately around the home. The advantage over other types of systems is that you can heat (or cool) rooms that need it without affecting rooms that are unoccupied at the time. Ductless systems are an excellent choice for smaller homes, condos and apartments. They take up much less space than traditional central heating and AC systems and allow you versatility in where you place the air handlers, which are mounted on walls.

Air Quality

At Douglas Cooling & Heating, we put a huge emphasis on improving your indoor air quality. Airborne contaminants can cause all sorts of problems: from allergies to respiratory problems. With a ducted system, you run the risk of air pollutants being distributed throughout an entire house via the ductwork the system uses. While a proper maintenance program can help deter this threat with other systems, you have peace of mind with a ductless system knowing that there is no risk of spreading these particles around.

To learn more about our ductless systems and other products and services throughout Jefferson County, contact Douglas Cooling & Heating today!

 

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