Originally from Japan, ductless heating and cooling was introduced to the US about 30 years ago. Sales and popularity have been growing since then. It is an efficient and quiet alternative to traditional central AC and other traditional home heating and cooling options.
Saving Money and Energy
Often called split systems or mini-split systems, ductless heating and cooling is one of the easiest places to save money on your home energy bill. Depending on the size and layout of your space, ductless systems can be more expensive to install, however they may reduce your monthly bill by up to 30%. In a traditional central air system you lose energy through leaks and holes in your duct system. A ductless system removes that variable.
Ductless systems are quiet. The only thing in your inside unit is a fan and an evaporator. This significantly reduces the noise from the unit turning on and off.
Improved Air Quality
Installing a ductless air conditioner will improve the air quality in your home. Ductwork is one of the top culprits in poor indoor air quality. Dirty ductwork creates in-home pollution by pushing all the dirt, dust, mites and particles that have collected inside the ducts, throughout the house.
A ductless air conditioner also functions as a heater. With more temperature options than simply cool, you have more control over keeping the temperature in your home comfortable. It has two systems in one easy-to-install, easy-to-use package.