The Pros of Ductless AC

Ductless heat pumps are powerful and effective systems. Since they can cost a bit more to install when compared to average heat pumps or central air conditioners, the question arises: What makes the added cost worth it? Here are just a few details that showcase the true value of a ductless HVAC system.

  • Hyper efficiency. Ductless heat pumps are more efficient than most conventional air conditioning systems (including ducted heat pumps). Why? They don’t rely on air ducts to transport treated air. This represents a substantial difference, because a good portion of cooled or heated air can leak out of ductwork into areas of your home where you can’t feel it. This just doesn’t happen with a ductless heat pump, so you can enjoy more of the treated air while the air has to run in fewer cycles than a conventional HVAC unit.
  • Customized comfort for your household. When a ductless system is set up, the mini “splits” are installed in strategic locations where you spend the most amount of time. Each mini split can be set to a different temperature threshold too, allowing for customized comfort throughout your entire home. Have you noticed that smaller rooms in your home feel too hot while larger spaces are too cool? This is because conventional heating and cooling systems cannot differentiate by zone.
  • They work even when broken. Has one of your mini splits broken down? While you’ll want to call for professional support, the good news is that the other mini splits will continue to provide you with comfort. In this case, the whole system is not greater than the sum of its parts.
  • A heating and cooling solution. Ductless mini splits are heat pumps as well as air conditioners, meaning they can provide your home with heat in the winter and AC in the summer. This is especially valuable in our Pacific Northwest climate where we experience all four seasons.
  • Environmentally friendly. Ductless heat pumps use electricity to keep your home comfortable, meaning they’re environmentally friendly and can pair perfectly with a solar panel installation on your home’s rooftop.

The other Pros of ductless heating are the highly experienced professionals of Derr Heating & Cooling. Our certified pros know how to optimize ductless unit placements including floor mounts, wall mounts or, (in preexisting ducted homes), even concealed inside the openings of current ducts.

Call on the pros at Derr for the extra care your ductless air comfort your family will more than appreciate.