Ductless HVAC Systems
Depending on your home’s construction, a ductless HVAC system might be right for you. Some older homes were built prior to the introduction of internal duct systems, to deliver comfortable air throughout the structure. These home’s may not have the capability to install a ductwork system, so a ductless HVAC system could be a viable option in these cases.
What is a ductless HVAC System?
Just as the name suggests, a ductless HVAC system is one where there is not a network of ducts installed into the building’s walls. Instead, these systems (sometimes called mini-split systems) deliver a consistent airflow through a mechanism that is installed on the wall of the building, which is combined with an outdoor compressor. In contrast to a window air conditioning unit, for example, the installation requires only a small hole to be drilled into the wall. This process reduces the likelihood of air leakage or security issues.
What are the benefits of a ductless HVAC system?
Ductless HVAC systems are extremely energy efficient. When a building has ductwork installed, the HVAC system could lose up to 25% of the energy produced by the system just by traveling through the ducts. Ductless systems are also built to either speed up or slow down the speed of the airflow to accommodate the needs of the system, rather than shutting off entirely like traditional HVAC systems. In comparison, there is a lot of energy that is expelled when the compressor of a traditional HVAC system starts up. Ductless HVAC systems have an inverter-driven compressor, allowing for this increase in energy efficiency.
Would a ductless HVAC system be right for you?
Miller’s Services has a number of experienced and trained technicians who specialize in HVAC systems in Hampton Roads. We would be happy to inspect your home to discuss your best options. Need help? Give us a call!