Oct 26 2015

energy saving components of ductless systems

Ductless systems are a popular alternative to retrofitting a home with ductwork, and they’re far more energy-efficient than window air conditioning units. In the Pearland, Texas climate, a ductless system is one of the most efficient heating and cooling solutions you can install in your home.

Low Electricity Use

Ductless systems are designed to be energy-efficient, even though they use electricity. Because they work by exchanging the heat that’s already in the air, they automatically adjust when the temperature does. So, when your room needs less heating or cooling, the ductless system is designed to respond accordingly in its heat exchange capacity. It may connect to electricity, but it uses that electricity efficiently.

Zoned Temperature Control

HVAC systems with ducts, heat or cool your entire house at once. Zoned systems allow for thermostats in different regions for zoned temperature control — otherwise, you have to change the temperature for the whole house all at once. When you have a ductless system, you typically have between four and six rooms connected to the system, each with their own unit. Though each unit is connected to the main compressor, you control the temperatures individually. That way you only heat and cool the rooms you’re using, which saves you from wasting energy on unused spaces.

No Ducts

Forcing air to travel through ducts causes a loss of efficiency. Even the most well-maintained ducts will lose some air as the air is pushed through the system. With ductless systems, on the other hand, there’s no loss of energy via ducts. That’s why each zone has its own heating and cooling unit: the air doesn’t travel from any central location, but from each separate unit.

If you want to upgrade from a window AC unit, a ductless mini-split system is an energy-efficient option that doesn’t involve installing ductwork. Call Maxx AC at 281-409-3890 to learn more about ductless systems and what they can do for your home’s heating and cooling needs.

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