Ductless heating and cooling has been around for a while, but over the last few years has become very popular with homeowners. There are certain benefits you can get with a ductless system that you may not be able to get with other types of systems. To ensure that you gain these benefits, hire professional heating technicians to perform the installation. APC Plumbing & Heating has installed many ductless heating systems in Denver over the years, and our NATE-certified technicians are trained to offer comprehensive ductless service – call us today!
What Are the Components of a Ductless System?
With a ductless system, there is an outdoor unit that contains the compressor and condenser, and individual indoor blowers that distribute the air. The indoor blowers are connected to the outdoor unit via a conduit drilled into an exterior wall. Indoor blowers can be mounted on walls or hung from ceilings, and an outdoor unit can support up to 4 blowers.
How Does Ductless Provide Heating?
A ductless system that provides both heating and cooling uses heat pump technology. Heat pump technology involves the use of a component called a reversing valve. This valve reverses the flow of refrigerant, which allows the system to switch between heating and cooling modes. During the winter, the refrigerant absorbs heat from the surrounding air, concentrates it, and then blows it into your living spaces; in summer, the refrigerant absorbs the indoor heat and transfers it outside.
What Are the Benefits of Ductless Heating?
As the name states, you don’t need to install expensive ductwork with a ductless heating system. Here are some other benefits to consider:
- Good energy efficiency – heat pumps need only a small amount of electricity to operate, making them very energy efficient.
- Customized heating – each blower operates individually, allowing you to set the temperature as you want it for each one.
- Easy installation – once the outdoor unit is installed, the blowers can be mounted indoors and connected to the outdoor unit via the conduit, making for an easy installation.
- Easy expansion – because no ductwork is needed for this system, it can be easily expanded in cases of renovation or new construction to your home.
Interested to see if ductless heating is a good fit for your home? Call APC Plumbing & Heating today and make an appointment with one of our trained Denver heating technicians today.