Pros and Cons of a Ductless Heating and Cooling System
You can opt for different types of HVAC systems when living in Long Island. One such system that is fast gaining popularity among homeowners is ductless heating and cooling system. This system is known for its very high efficiency. Here are both the pros as well as cons of a ductless heating and cooling system to help you make an informed decision.
What is a ductless system?
A ductless heating and cooling system is just like a split A/C and hence the name. There is a large unit containing compressor outside the home and multiple cooling units that are wall mounted inside the home. Small tubes carry cold and hot gases to cool and heat the rooms of the home.
Easy to install
There is no ducting involved and only a few holes are made to carry refrigerant lines. As such, installing a ductless heating and cooling system.
They have very high efficiency
Ductless heating and cooling systems have very high energy efficiency ratings (30 SEER). Thus, they are able to achieve considerable savings for the homeowner.
Heat loss with this system is zero
As there are no ducts, there is no scope for heat loss when heating the home during winter months. This is a big advantage of ductless heating and cooling systems over traditional ducted systems.
They allow custom heating and cooling for individual units
Ductless heating and cooling system allow for installation of thermostat in different rooms to allow for heating or cooling as per the liking of the consumer.
Their cost is high
The upfront cost of buying a ductless heating and cooling system is much high than traditional ducted heating and cooling system.
Their cooling units are bulky
The indoor cooling units of a ductless heating and cooling system are bulky and not very appealing visually.
They require frequent maintenance
Ductless heating and cooling systems need frequent servicing. Their air filters need to be cleaned every month as the system is unable to work at high efficiency with accumulation of dust. Their expected life goes down if regular care is not taken by the owner.
Limited heating capacity
Ductless heating and cooling systems are infamous for their limited heating capacity. If you feel cold and need more heating, it is better to avoid this system.
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