That entirely depends on what you’re looking for in a home heating system. Ductless heating systems are very different from a lot of the more traditional options on the market. The closest thing they could be compared to is heat pumps, with a lot of the same advantages and disadvantages. Here, we’ll cover what a ductless heating system is, what its advantages are, and what its disadvantages are.
What is a Ductless Heating System?
A ductless heating system is comprised of two units, one indoor and one outdoor. The indoor unit is usually secured to a wall or ceiling inside the room to be heated, while the outdoor unit is on the exterior right above or next to it. Like a heat pump, the outdoor unit will draw in thermal energy and shunt it to the indoor unit, where it will be used to warm and circulate air into the room. It is called a ductless system because the unit delivers the warm air directly to the target area, instead of moving it from one side of the house to the other through ducts.
What are the Advantages?
First off, a ductless heating system is quite energy efficient. It’s not a combustion heater, so it doesn’t have to burn fuel. All a ductless heating system needs is electricity and heat from the air outside. Since a ductless system only serves one room, it also tends to heat that room much faster, preventing the need for it to be on longer. If you have multiple ductless systems installed, you can set each room to a different temperature. This is a big plus for a lot of homeowners, as they appreciate the precise control that ductless heating provides.
What are the Disadvantages?
Since the ductless system only heats one room, you’ll need to install one in each room you want heated. This isn’t usually more expensive than a central air system, but it is an involved installation process. Ductless units can also take up a fair amount of wall or ceiling space, so it’s wise to take measurements before committing.
If you’re considering having ductless heating installed, call Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. to schedule an appointment with us. We offer professional heating system services in the Farmington area.