Go Ductless With Skradski

Ductless heating and cooling systems offer energy efficiencies and give you more comfort and control.   In traditional heating and cooling systems, you generally have one thermostat that controls the temperature of your entire home. With ductless heating and cooling systems, you can have control over the temperature of each zone.

Ductless systems deliver warm or cool air directly into different zones in your home, instead of routing it through ducts first.  These systems are also referred to as, or called, mini-splits, multi-splits, or variable refrigerant flow (VRF) heat pump systems.   They are an increasingly popular, cost-effective solution to replace inefficient baseboard electric heating and window air conditioners in older homes. They are also used in new construction, home additions, multi-family (condo or apartment) housing, and to improve comfort in poorly heated or cooled rooms.

 

What is a ductless heat pump?

Ductless heat pumps are heating systems that don’t require ducts. They make for an extremely efficient climate control method because they can be used to heat specific areas within a house or building.  They are reversible, two-way heat pumps that use an electric current to transfer heat between indoor and outdoor air.  The pump works much like a household refrigerator with a refrigerant compression cycle.

 

Components of a ductless system

Installing a ductless system is not only easy, but it allows for flexibility in where you deliver heating and cooling in your home without the use of ductwork.  An outdoor unit is placed outside your home and is connected to an indoor unit by small cables and a refrigerant line through a hole in the wall.  The indoor unit is typically mounted high on the wall of the room and can be pre-set to run automatically or for convenience can be adjusted by a remote control.

 

What type of Ductless System?

The mini-split ductless system controls one room or zone by connecting one outdoor unit to one indoor unit.

A multi-split ductless system can connect one outdoor unit to up to five indoor units—depending on the indoor and outdoor model—letting you control the heating and cooling in several zones or rooms independently of each other.

 

Why choose a Ductless System?

A ductless system is a great solution for homes without a central heating and/or cooling system or when a room is added onto a house or an attic is converted to living space.  Instead of extending the home’s existing ductwork, a ductless system can provide efficient heating and cooling at a lower operational cost.

In houses with traditional forced-air heating and cooling systems, ducts are used to distribute conditioned air throughout the house. In a typical house, however, about 20 percent of the air that moves through the duct system is lost due to leaks, holes, and poorly connected ducts. With ductless heating and cooling, duct losses are eliminated – improving comfort, and saving you money.