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Pros + Cons Of Ductless AC

At Baldwin Heating & Cooling, we take pride in offering our customers a wide range of HVAC options so that they can receive comprehensive solutions to every problem. With every product being different and coming with its own merits and drawbacks, we think it’s important that our customers have access to information that allows them to understand the full scope of every product we offer.

Ductless AC systems are one of the more popular options we install for our customers. They provide energy-efficient home cooling and heating while expanding the functionality of a traditional single-split AC system. While there are many benefits associated with these systems, they are not ideal for every situation. That’s why we’re providing this brief rundown on ductless units.

Benefits Of Ductless Heating

There are many clear benefits to ductless heating and cooling systems, and many industry experts consider them to be the next clear step in home climate technology. Ductless units are largely considered more efficient with fewer points of failure. To simplify things, here are a few of the main benefits you can expect from switching to ductless:

  • Saved physical space:
    One of the obvious benefits of a ductless system is the removal of the ducts. Not needing ductwork frees up that crawlspace and attic space for important things like storage and insulation.
  • Fewer points of failure:
    Ductless systems tend to need fewer repairs over their life simply because they require less equipment to function. The removal of ducts also eliminates a notable point of energy loss. It has been estimated that an HVAC system can lose up to 30% of its efficiency through ductwork faults.
  • Zoned heating and cooling:
    One of the greatest benefits of a ductless system is gaining the ability to individually control the temperature at each air handler. This means that you’ll have far greater control over the temperature of your home and can potentially heat one area while cooling another.

All together these perks combine and create perhaps the greatest benefit of these systems, serious long-term savings. The increased climate control in conjunction with the removal of ductwork creates a situation where energy is less likely to be lost while being utilized far more efficiently by a system that will require fewer repairs than its single-split counterpart.

Cons Of Ductless Heating

No technology exists without its drawbacks, and ductless HVAC systems are no exception. First and most notably, the upfront installation cost of ductless systems tends to be significantly more expensive than a traditional unit. While the unit may make up for these initial costs in savings down the road, we understand that higher initial expenses are not feasible in all situations.

Additionally, the need for an air handler in each climate-controlled location can make repairing ductless systems slightly more intrusive in some circumstances.

While the cons are few, we understand that ductless won’t be ideal for all circumstances. If ductless isn’t right for you, we guarantee our technicians will be able to find a solution to whatever your HVAC needs may be.

Go Ductless With Baldwin

If you find yourself seeking the best Alabama air conditioner replacement, look no further than the professionals here at Baldwin Heating & Cooling. We are committed to providing the highest quality ductless AC installation in Daphne, guaranteed.

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