Too cold or hot in your house? An increasing popular alternative to a traditional heating and cooling system, is a Ductless or Mini-Split System. These systems are excellent where ductwork isn’t an option, to supplement your existing HVAC system, or in addressing hot or cold problem areas. No matter the reason, call the team at Design Air, to discuss how we can make your Missoula home more comfortable.
A Flexible Solution
Ductless systems are more flexible than traditional heating & cooling systems, because ductless systems don’t use ductwork and are smaller in size. All that’s needed is a small outdoor unit and one or more indoor units, along with access to electricity and a place to mount the units. The indoor heads from an interior design standpoint can be suspended from a ceiling, mounted flush into a drop-ceiling, or can be mounted on a wall. Ductless systems can be installed in a variety of applications including new construction, during a remodel, or anytime for a homeowner who just wants to supplement or heat/cool a specific area. Each head or “zone” comes equipped with its own thermostat allowing you to control the temperature of each space individually.
Depending on the brand and make, ductless systems run efficient, ranging up to 30.5 SEER for cooling and 12.5 HSPF for heating, with operation levels to -22° F to 130° F. Select models are ENERGY STAR® rated as well which means they are more efficient than the minimum standards set forth by the U.S. federal government. In addition to operational efficiency, added energy savings can also be seen with the ability to individually control the temperature of each space. You can simply turn the temperature down or off the unit when the room isn’t occupied if desired.
Ductless units are also well known for their quiet operation that you’ll barely notice. Ask our Home Comfort Advisor about
Improved Indoor Air Quality
Did you know the quality of indoor air is typically lower than that of outdoor air? Ductwork over time can accumulate dust, pollen, bacterial, allergens, and other particulates and require professional cleaning on a regular basis. When you go with a ductless system, you can better your air quality by removing the need for these air ducts. Many ductless systems offer multi-stage filtration that greatly reduces air contamination and creates a healthier indoor environment.
Easy to Install
Most ductless systems can be installed in as little as a day, depending location and number of units required. The linesets and electrical required for the systems only require a three-inch hole that makes them easier to integrate into a building.
Contact the team at Design Air to discuss the possibility of a ductless system in your home. Our knowledgeable Home Comfort Advisors can answer any questions you may have.