If the HVAC system in your Opelika, Alabama, home isn't keeping up with the changing seasons, you may be looking for a replacement option. Ductless HVAC is an option that offers benefits like boosting your home's comfort level and keeping your bills under control. Read on to find out how you can take advantage of the benefits of ductless heating and cooling as a replacement to your current HVAC system in a number of applications.
Create Heating and Cooling Zones
Ductless HVAC units, also referred to as mini-splits, include several main components: the indoor unit, outdoor unit, and remote control. An outdoor unit can be connected to several indoor units, which are mounted on the walls or ceilings of the rooms in your home to maximize space and are used to create heating and cooling zones.
Thanks to this unique setup, ductless HVAC systems can help you reduce energy waste while improving home comfort. If you prefer to keep your bedroom at a certain temperature for better sleep, you can do that without changing the temperature in the rest of the house. You can also set a cooler temperature in your home gym to stay comfortable while exercising without making other rooms too chilly. By setting up multiple zones, you can more effectively heat or cool a specific area of your home and avoid wasting energy on heating and cooling unused rooms.
Improved Efficiency and Safer Operation
Additionally, most ductless units have higher SEER (seasonal energy efficiency ratio) ratings than traditional heating and cooling systems, which means they operate more efficiently and help keep your monthly bills under control.
If you're worried about your carbon footprint, you'll appreciate the improved efficiency and other features that help you reduce your total carbon output. For example, a ductless HVAC system uses a refrigerant that has a zero ozone depletion potential rating, which means it's less impactful on the environment.
Heat and Cool New Additions
Adding a ductless HVAC unit to a converted garage or other addition to your home will give you targeted control over the temperature in that new space. You don't have to worry about adding more ducts to cover the added space, which can get expensive. Instead, you can use the thermostat connected to the ductless unit to set a comfortable temperature and enjoy your home's new addition.
Reduce Cost to Operate
In a larger home, you tend to spend a lot of money heating or cooling the entire space, even when you only use a couple of rooms. If your unit is inefficient, the bills are even higher every month. Ductless units run on less power than traditional HVAC systems since they only have to produce enough air to warm up or cool down a single zone.
The air also moves directly into the space rather than having to move through ductwork, so the unit doesn't lose efficiency. As a result, you'll enjoy lower utility bills without sacrificing home comfort.
Healthier Indoor Air
Using a ductless HVAC system can also help your family breathe easier at home. Ducts tend to accumulate dirt, dust, pet hair, dander, pollen, and other debris, resulting in lower indoor air quality when the central AC or furnace runs and moves air past these pollutants. Since ductless units allow the heated and cooled air to move directly into the room, you don't have to worry about the air becoming more polluted on its way into your home. Additionally, ductless HVAC has multi-stage filtration components built in to remove allergens and particles and provide cleaner air.
At Sensigreen, we offer ductless HVAC solutions to address your home comfort needs. To learn more or schedule your own ductless HVAC installation, give us a call at (334) 366-9237.
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