HVAC Growing Trend: Ductless Heating & Cooling

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HVAC Growing Trend: Ductless Heating & Cooling

Someday soon, many new homes won’t have heating and cooling ductwork. Some industry analysts believe ductless heating and cooling is the wave of the future.  Kotz Heating, Cooling & Plumbing believes there’s a lot of truth in that statement. Just look at the excitement about ductless mini-split heat pumps. Some call them ventless air conditioners, but with heat pump technology they can deliver heating AND cooling directly to specific living areas.

In one particular famous old home, it was a fantastic solution because there is no existing ductwork with home heated by boiler or radiant heat source. Check out when our team of professionals were called upon to assist with a Rehab Addict remodel.

Traditional central systems have served us well in millions of homes, but they come with inherent drawbacks. The ducts can often be the weak point. Kotz technicians have found duct problems are often responsible for uneven heating or cooling.

Mini splits are a great supplemental system to help eliminate the problem. They deliver conditioned air through an air handler usually mounted high on a wall. It’s more efficient because moving heated or cooled air through ducts can reduce efficiency by up to 30%.

The air handlers, as many as four, can be connected to one outdoor condenser. Each handler can be “zoned”, meaning it can be set to a different temperature based on personal preference. The result is the hot and cold spots are gone.

Imagine the quiet, peaceful home when these ductless heat pumps end the thermostat battle. No more family feuds complaining about it being too hot in one room and too cold in another.

No ductwork means lower upfront costs. The installation is relatively easy. The only requirement is a three-inch hole to connect the air handlers to the condenser. The outdoor unit can be hidden up to 50 feet away.

Mini splits are the perfect choice for your new office or media room in what used to be an attic or garage. You can heat AND cool those areas without connecting them to your central system.

Let our Kotz experts show you how mini splits manufactured by Mitsubishi can make your home more comfortable.