Why Ductless Is the Way to Go
You deserve the most comfort at the best price in your Virginia home or business. You want reliable heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) at reasonable prices. You want fresh, clean air so you and your loved ones can enjoy a healthy home. Try going ductless. A ductless system, or mini split, adds comfort to your home without the hassle of having to extend your ductwork. For new construction, additions, retrofits, and remodeling projects, a ductless system is your perfect heating and cooling solution. At Howell’s Heating & Air, we offer whole-house solutions that help you get the most out of your HVAC investment while adding value to your Ashland home. We believe you should have complete control when it comes to your indoor comfort, safety, and health.
Why Go Ductless?
Air ducts play a vital role in conventional heating and cooling systems—those ducts deliver the goods! But over time, tears and leaks develop in your ductwork that compromise efficiency. The US Department of Energy (DOE) estimates leaky ducts can add hundreds of dollars per year to your heating and cooling costs. Most experts agree leaky ducts allow up to 25 percent or more of your energy to escape. A ductless system eliminates this type of energy loss.
How a Ductless Mini Split Works
There are two main parts to a mini split: an outdoor condenser and one or more indoor mounted units (additionally there is the conduit connecting the outdoor and indoor components). A few small holes and tubing are required to connect the outside refrigerant lines to the indoor units. Our professionals at Howell’s Heating & Air can select the right mini split system to fit your needs and budget, and install it with minimal disruption to your home or office.
Zone Control Systems and Mini Splits
You might already know about zone control systems in which you can set different temperatures in different areas of your home. Zone control systems work especially well in large homes with multiple floors and intricate layouts. With a ductless mini split system, you enjoy the benefits of a zone control system without the ductwork since each interior unit has its own programmable thermostat.
Advantages With a Ductless System
A ductless system uses a washable filter instead of a disposable filter, which is used in traditional system. Best practice involves cleaning the filter frequently—at least once a month, and more so if you have pets or smokers in your home. Annual maintenance tune-ups and inspections will help extend the life of your system and ensure it runs at full capacity when you need it most. Here are some other advantages you will enjoy by going ductless:
- Better air quality—Poorly maintained ductwork contributes to indoor air pollution, circulating dust and debris that infiltrates the air ducts through leaks and tears. Eliminating ductwork reduces the chances of exposing your indoor air quality (IAQ) to airborne contaminants.
- More efficient—A quality central air conditioner has a SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) rating between 14 and 16. A top-performing ductless system will typically have a SEER rating above 20.
- Less noise—Central air conditioners and window units tend to make noise—not so with a ductless mini split. They’re quiet, efficient, and reliable.
Go Ductless Today!
Ductless mini split systems use less energy to provide all your heating and cooling needs in Ashland,VA. These innovative systems are environmentally friendly and simple to operate. At Howell’s Heating & Air, we take great pride in informing our customers about quality products and services that add comfort, safety, and health to your home or business. Call 804-977-0994 or request service online today to learn more about ductless mini splits and similar products.