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All The Reasons to ‘Go Ductless’ This Summer

If you don’t already know what a ductless system is, you are about to! These little systems are efficient, effective, take up very little space, and can provide year-round comfort with just the flip of a switch! (Don’t worry, we will touch more on that later.)

Obviously, we understand that choosing the right system for your home can be a bit of a headache, so below, we’ve decided to give you a bit of a head start. We’ve explained exactly what a ductless system is and the benefits of having one installed in your home. Keep reading to find out more!

What is a Ductless System

As its name implies, a ductless system, or ductless mini-split, is a heating/cooling system that does not rely on a network of ducts. Instead, it utilizes one outdoor condenser unit which is connected via refrigerant lines to air handlers that are installed throughout the home.

A ductless system works much like an air conditioner, moving heat from one place to another. A reversing valve is all that is needed to switch the flow of refrigerant, allowing for summertime cooling and wintertime heating. To cool the home, heat is absorbed from indoors and moved outside, and to heat the home, heat is absorbed from outside and moved indoors.

What are the benefits?

There are various benefits to a ductless system including the following:

Versatility

A ductless system is able to both heat and cool your home, allowing for year-round comfort. Just by flipping a switch, the system can switch from “cooling mode” to “heating mode”, keeping you cool in the summer and toasty in the winter!

Convenience

Installing ductwork can be a difficult and expensive process depending on the layout of your home. Some homes might not have the space for ductwork, so a ductwork system can be a great alternative. Installing a ductless system is less invasive, cheaper, and can be completed in as little as one day.

Cost

Why worry about servicing two different HVAC systems? When you go ductless, you will no longer have to repair, maintain, and replace both a heater and an air conditioner.

Efficiency

Because ductless systems do not utilize a network of ducts, they avoid the energy losses associated with duct leaks. A breach in a forced-air system’s ducts can account for more than 30% of energy waste. A ductless system can save you a ton of money on your utility bills!

Call in a Professional

If you are interested in having a ductless system installed in your home, be sure to call in a professional HVAC technician, who can assess the specific needs of your home and select the system that best suits you!

And sure, while there may be plenty of amateurs willing to provide HVAC services in Killeen, TX for you, remember that an attempt to save money could end up costing you much more in the long run. It is always better to call in a pro and get the job done right the first time around.

To learn more about the benefits of switching to a ductless system, contact the team at Alltek Services Heating & Air Conditioning today!

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