Chances are good that one of your neighbors, friends, or family members now has a ductless HVAC system in their home. Ductless mini-split systems are becoming increasingly popular here in South Louisiana—and for good reason. Ductless allows you to get energy-efficient, high-performance cooling and heating in any part of your home, all without the need for ducts. In this article, we’ll review some of the upsides to upgrading to a ductless HVAC system in your home.
If you’re interested in learning more about ductless cooling and heating and if a ductless mini-split is right for your home, call us. We offer free in-home estimates on new Carrier and Trane ductless systems here in Houma and South Louisiana.
WITH DUCTLESS, YOU CAN BRING COOLING AND HEATING TO EVEN MORE SPACES OF YOUR HOME.
Ductless systems are versatile, efficient, and great for our hot summers here in South Louisiana. Check out our latest infographic for even more on these systems—and why they might be a great fit for your home.
WHY YOU SHOULD INSTALL A DUCTLESS SYSTEM IN YOUR HOME:
Without the need for ducts, ductless systems are able to operate much more efficiently than traditional air conditioners, heat pumps, and furnaces. In a home with standard ductwork, a significant portion of the cooled and heated air is lost while traveling through the ducts to the living spaces of your home. The result is substantial energy waste. While sealing ducts and adding attic insulation can cut down on these losses, the best approach is just to do away with ducts altogether. Ductless systems cool and heat right in the room.
With a traditional HVAC system, cooling and heating could only go where ducts could go. This typically ruled out spaces like sunrooms, enclosed patios, garages, and disconnected guest suites. In addition, if you added to your home, you also had to ensure that you extended the ductwork out to the new room(s), and that your current HVAC system could handle the increased cooling and heating load.
Without the anchor of ducts, ductless systems are far more versatile. They can go into almost any space. Since the indoor blower is wall-mounted, there is not a significant need for floorspace. One new use of these systems is in “mother-in-law suites” that are located on the property, but not connected to the home. In this new decade, many homeowners are bringing cooling and heating to these rooms as a means of better renting them out online and bringing additional income into the home.
A ductless mini-split gives you more comfort options than ever. With a standard cooling and heating system, you turn the thermostat and the unit kicks on, blowing heated or cooled air through the ducts to the rooms of your home. Outside of closing registers and vents—which is not always recommended, since it generally hurts efficiency and air intake!—homeowners had little say over what rooms got that cooled or heated air delivered to them. This all-or-nothing approach to comfort means that either you’re paying to change the temperature of your whole home, even if the entire family is spending the night in just the downstairs kitchen.
As you can imagine, ductless changes this situation dramatically. With a ductless setup, you can “zone” the comfort in your home. Want to heat your kitchen but otherwise leave the bedrooms as-is until the family goes to bed? You can do that. Need to cool down the living room for a party without also air conditioning upstairs? That’s an option. A zoned approach just makes sense and can end up saving you a significant chunk of change on your utility bills.
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At Trahan’s Heating & Air Conditioning, we install high-performance mini-split ductless systems from Carrier and Trane. These two manufacturers are known the world over for their quality construction, energy-efficient design, and eye for superior comfort.
Get started by calling us for a free in-home estimate here in Southern Louisiana. We’d be happy to meet with you and talk about how ductless cooling and heating might be a fit for your home.
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