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How Ductless HVAC Improves Energy Efficiency


If your Milton, Georgia, home is struggling with energy efficiency, you may notice issues with high monthly utility bills, an uncomfortable indoor atmosphere, or an HVAC system that runs constantly and struggles to reach the temperature you set on the thermostat. One way to boost efficiency and improve the comfort of your home is to add a ductless HVAC system.

Lower Energy Usage

Ductless HVAC units, also called mini-splits, are individual indoor air handlers placed in the various rooms of your home. They connect to an outdoor air compressor and don’t use nearly as much energy as a traditional heating and cooling system. The air handler within a ductless unit doesn’t have to send the air through a series of ducts, which means it doesn’t have to work as hard, resulting in less energy waste. Ductless mini-splits have a a convenient remote to control its functions.

Targeted Heating and Cooling

Ductless HVAC systems are also more efficient because they provide targeted heating and cooling. When you adjust the thermostat connected to a standard air conditioner or furnace, the unit will start working to heat or cool the air and start moving it through the house. Unless you have some type of zoning set up in your home, the air will be pushed through the vents in every room, even those that may not be currently occupied. Since ductless units are individually controlled, you can decide which rooms are heated and cooled.

No Ductwork

As the name suggests, ductless HVAC systems don’t rely on ducts to move air. As a result, you don’t have to worry about air loss through gaps or leaks in the metal ductwork. Ducts can also cause poor indoor air quality when they aren’t cleaned properly, so a ductless HVAC system can improve the quality of the air you breathe.

Learn more about ductless HVAC and whether it’s a good option for your home by contacting our team at E. Smith Heating & Air Conditioning at 678-369-8866.

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