For decades, the majority of heating and cooling systems sold in the United
States were of the typical whole-home variety. As energy efficiency becomes
a bigger concern, however, ductless systems have been steadily gaining
in popularity. Homeowners who install these systems are enjoying lower
utility bills, more comfortable homes, and have a lower impact on the
Our Virginia Beach can help you enjoy a more comfortable and more energy
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What Are Ductless HVAC Systems?
Instead of having one monstrous air conditioner to cool the entire house,
ductless systems use smaller units installed in each room or zone. Each
unit is equipped with a thermostat, allowing the units to achieve the
desired temperature without overcooling or overheating other areas of
Standard heat pumps are primarily designed for cooling, but mini-split
heat pumps also have a heating mode, allowing them to completely replace
your furnace or boiler as well as your central air conditioner.
The Advantages of Ductless Heat Pumps
These multi-zone cooling and heating systems offer homeowners a wide range
of benefits over traditional HVAC setups.
More Energy Efficient – By heating and cooling only when necessary, mini-split heat pumps can save
a surprising amount of energy. This can not only reduce your utility bills
dramatically, but will also reduce your environmental impact. These systems
also eliminate the bulky ductwork – it’s estimated that traditional
systems lose up to 40% of their efficiency through the ducts.
More Options – One of the coolest (pun intended) features of a mini-split heat pump system
is the ability to heat or cool one room or area at a time. This allows
you to not only save money by not cooling unoccupied rooms, but will also
allow you to tailor each area to your comfort. You can even add a heater
and air conditioner to your garage!
Cleaner Air – Those who suffer from indoor allergies can enjoy cleaner air by eliminating
dirty ductwork. The ducts are notorious for accumulating dust and other
allergens, and then spreading them throughout your home. These systems
are no replacement for a HEPA filter, but they sure can help!
Quieter Performance – To compensate for poorly-balanced central HVAC systems, many people turn
to window or through-wall air conditioners. However, these units are often
very noisy. Mini-split heat pumps, on the other hand, typically offer
superior performance, but with the noisy compressor housed outside.
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