Feb 12 2016

You love your older Bath, Pennsylvania, home. It’s got charm and personality. What it doesn’t have is an efficient way to keep you warm in the winter and cool in the summer. You’ve considered having a brand new, state of the art HVAC system installed but the idea of the cost and time needed to run ductwork through your home stops you in your tracks.

What you need is another option. It may be time to look into ductless heating systems that can keep your home comfortable regardless of the weather outside without breaking your budget.

What is a Ductless System?

Ductless heating and cooling systems are more efficient options for heating and cooling your home without the use of ductwork. These systems deliver warm or cool air directly into different areas of your home, instead of routing them through ductwork first. They are ideal for replacing baseboard electric heating systems used in winter and window air conditioners in summer. If your home was built without ductwork or if your ductwork is poorly laid out and inefficient, ductless systems offer a cost-effective option for heating and cooling your home.

A compressor is installed outside, typically on a concrete slab, like other HVAC systems. The indoor unit is mounted and installed near the ceiling, typically on an exterior wall. You can have as many indoor units as you need. The compressor pumps refrigerant through lines connecting it to the indoor unit. The fan turns and distributes the air — cool or warm — throughout that section of your home.

The standard heating and cooling system uses one thermostat to control the temperature throughout your home. With a ductless system, your home can easily be separated into zones allowing you to control the temperature around your home. This is especially effective when one family member is always colder or hotter than everyone else or if you have areas of your home that never seem to get warm or cool enough.

What Ductless Systems are Available?

Ease of use, simple to install, and energy efficiency are the standard in a high-quality ductless system. Whether you’ve got an older home with no duct work or you’d rather avoid the hassle and cost of replacing your current ductwork, there’s a system available that will keep you warm in winter and cool in the summer.

The Toshiba Carrier Residential Ductless High Well Heat Pump offers five fan speeds as well as a turbo-mode so you can quickly adjust the temperature in a particular zone. You have the option of a wireless remote or a wired wall remote to control the system. The system can be used for heating when the temperature drops as low as -4 degrees. You can also set specific temperatures anywhere between 62 and 85 degrees.

The Infinity Residential Ductless Highwall Heat Pump System by Carrier is one of the top of the line options in ductless heating and cooling systems. This system comes with a variable speed compressor and seven fan speeds. Smartphone access and control are available. With this system, you’ll get sleep mode settings, as well as the option for timed start and stop on the wireless remote. It also offers 80 percent heating capacity when the temperature is as low as -20 degrees.

What Makes Ductless Better Than Other Options?

When it’s time to update your heating and cooling system, you have plenty of options. Ductless systems are worth considering for several reasons.

You’ll gain control and flexibility over the heating and cooling of your home. You can have as many systems mounted within your home as you need to keep your home comfortable, regardless of the weather.

You’ll save money with a ductless system. Cost-savings range from avoiding the cost of adding ductwork to your home to a more efficient system that is less costly to use which lowers your monthly energy bills.

You’ll have better indoor air quality. Ductwork gets dirty and can be filled with allergens and pollutants. Ductless systems avoid that and include a filtration system to eliminate as much dust, pollen, and allergens as possible.

When you’re ready to discuss upgrading your heating and cooling systems to ductless or another option, contact us here at Sullivan Oil and Propane at 610-813-6555.

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