We get asked a lot what a ductless heat pump or air conditioner is and how it works. A ductless system will typically consist of an indoor unit mounted on your wall that works in conjunction with a compressor that is installed outside of your home or business. We install these types of units in homes that rely on window-mounted AC or in homes with some type of baseboard heating. Maybe you have a room or home office that you want to control the temperature better. One of the advantages that come with ductless units is that they are less visible than old baseboard heating units and they are quieter than AC units hanging out of your window during the summer here in the Pacific Northwest. By going ductless, you don’t lose all the heat like you typically would in a ducted system. This makes ductless heating and air conditioning systems much more energy-efficient, helping you save money on your power bill.
Ductless heating and air conditioning systems are not for everyone or every home. Depending on your home’s construction, ductless systems might not be a good choice for you, however, there are times when a ductless system is the best solution for your home or office.
Scenarios where a ductless system might be the best choice for you:
- Are you adding more space to your home, like a home office, bonus room, spare room over a garage, or a man cave? A ductless system might be a great choice as it is sized to the size of the room you are building or adding on, and it does not share the ductwork with the rest of your home.
- Are you a retiree, empty nester or have rooms you don’t use in your home? Are you heating or cooling areas you aren’t using? A ductless system could be the option to help you save money!
- Different people like different temperatures. Ever gotten into a spat with your significant other over the thermostat? A ductless system allows each person to adjust to the temperature of their choice in the room that they are in. You can adjust the temperature zone to suit your individual comfort levels.
- Have an older home without ductwork? That’s okay – with a ductless system you can add heating and air conditioning to your home. While adding a ductless system to your home is an investment, it is definitely a much more cost-effective option over adding ductwork!
At Gold Mountain Air, we are proud to install the Daikin brand of ductless heating and air conditioning systems. If you would like to learn more about this brand, check out this link to their website: https://daikincomfort.com/