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Signs That It’s Time to Go Ductless!

woman-sitting-on-couch-turning-on-ductless-air-handler-with-remoteAs we come to the official end of summer, it can be really easy to dismiss your cooling system needs. While it stays warmer longer in our part of the country than in others, it’s still only natural to look forward to when you can start using your air conditioner less and less. But what if you need AC repair in Dacula, GAOr what if AC repair isn’t going to cut it and it’s actually time to replace the system altogether?

A trained and experienced HVAC professional, such as a member of our team, can help you make an educated decision about this. But if you are considering replacing your air conditioner this year, and/or your heater, then you’ve come across the right blog post. It may very well be time for you to think about going ductless. There are many reasons to do so. Read on to learn what they are!

You’ll Have Better Control Over Your Home Cooling and Heating Preferences

Did you know that with ductless air conditioning, you can split your home into “zones” without going through the extensive and expensive process of retrofitting a zone control system into your living space? You may be unfamiliar with what a zone control system is–it’s set up like a central air conditioner’s ductwork, except there are a series of dampers in the ducts that effectively split the home into different zones. Each zone has its own thermostat and can be controlled separately from each other, or all together.

The problem? Retrofitting an existing central HVAC system can be difficult and costly, especially if you have damaged ductwork that needs to be addressed. A ductless system, however, has the same effect as a zone control system, but without ductwork and with more efficiency. Ductless systems use individual, independently controlled air handlers that can be mounted to the walls in high-priority rooms throughout your living space. If there are rooms in your home that are particularly stuffy you can install an air handler there, and eliminate the problem.

You Can Lower Your Energy Bills

Ductless systems are very energy efficient. As we mentioned, each of the air handlers can be independently controlled of each other. Not only that, but a ductless system is a heat pump system. This means that during the winter, the refrigerant process can be reversed with the simple flip of a switch, to provide heat to your home. And because heat pumps and ductless systems transfer heat instead of generating heat, this uses far less electricity.

You’ll Have More Flexible Heating and Cooling Capability

As we just mentioned, ductless systems are essentially heat pumps and can both cool and heat your home. But also, the independent air handlers mean you can make your home as optimally comfortable as possible for every person who lives in it. Does one of your kids have different cooling preferences as you? You can turn on their handler while keeping the ones in the rest of the house off, or turn them all on but adjust their air handler to have a different temperature. This has two benefits–it prevents family arguments over the thermostat settings and saves energy!

For quality HVAC services and more, look no further than Wall Heating & Air Conditioning. Contact us today! 

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