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Is A Ductless Heating And Cooling System Right For Your Home?

A ductless heating and cooling system is touted as a way of saving energy, but there are many other benefits that could make it the right choice for your home. There are some drawbacks, too. If you are in the market for a new heating and cooling system, here are some benefits and disadvantages of a ductless system that you should consider.  

Why Should You Select a Ductless System?

One of the main benefits of the ductless heating and cooling system is that it can help save on your energy bills. The system allows you to select the rooms in which it is installed. Instead of heating or cooling the whole house, only the rooms you want are impacted. As a result, your bills are significantly lower.  

A ductless system is also a safer option than other types of heating and cooling systems. The system does not have the same need for combustible fuel or even venting like other systems. Concerns about inhaling harmful substances, such as carbon monoxide, do not apply to this system.  

Ductless systems are also relatively easy to install. An experienced HVAC contractor can install the system in a shorter period of time than a traditional system. You can save on installation costs, which means even more money in your pocket.  

What Are the Drawbacks?

Even though there are many benefits to having a ductless heating and cooling system, there are some disadvantages to having the system. For instance, the initial cost of the system is sometimes overwhelming for homeowners. The system can be as much as $7,000 for a unit for a larger home.  

Another potential problem with the ductless system is that it can be challenging to get the sizing on the unit correct sometimes. If the unit that is installed in your home is too large, it can cause the system to turn on and off frequently. The short-cycling of the system can mean a higher energy bill for you.  

Ductless systems are also installed in plain sight. Instead of having a system that operates in the background, it is noticeable. However, its presence will seem less intrusive as you and your family become more accustomed to the system.  

To learn of other benefits and disadvantages of the ductless heating and cooling system, consult with your air conditioner contractor. He or she can help determine if it is right for your needs and make recommendations for another system, if necessary. To find out more, speak with someone like A & E Heating and AC Inc.

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keeping your duct work clean

How long has it been since the duct work that carries the warm and cool air throughout your home has been cleaned? Many homeowners overlook the need to have the duct work cleaned each year. Have you been suffering from more allergy symptoms than you used to? It could be caused by the dirt and dust that is built up inside the duct work. On this blog, you will find tips that can help you keep your duct work clean and how to know when it is time to have the professionals come out and do a thorough cleaning of the entire duct system.

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