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Is A Ductless System The Best Option for Your Home?

Traditional air conditioning and heating systems use forced-air ductwork that is typically installed in attics or crawlspaces, taking up lots of room. While these systems are appropriate for a large variety of applications, your home may benefit from a ductless heating and cooling system instead.

How Ductless Systems Work?

  • Split-System Nature: These systems are versatile, because the individual interior units can be connected to one or more exterior components. This gives the homeowner freedom to choose how flexible they want their heating system to be, allowing for further tailoring, control, and energy efficiency.
  • Easy Installation: Ductless systems are relatively simple to install. The outdoor units are typically less than eight inches deep and mount readily to walls, while the wiring and refrigerant lines can be run throughout a home wherever they are needed. This also means that homes that formerly used window air conditioning units can once again have windows free.
  • Zoning: Because ductless systems can be arranged to deliver air to specific rooms, you can tune each system to a comfort zone. Bedrooms can be kept separate from living areas, or each room of the house can have individual levels of hot or cool air.

Could My Home Benefit from a Ductless HVAC System?

Homes that currently use space heaters or don’t have existing ductwork can greatly benefit from one of these systems. Your air conditioning and heating professional can work with you to examine your home and identify the right size of the system that works for each room. It’s important to note that homes with high ceilings will need an appropriately powerful ductless system, because cold air naturally sinks as warmer air rises. In general, ductless systems offer an efficient and compact way to stay comfortable in your home.

Find out how a ductless HVAC system can benefit your home by calling F.H. Furr Plumbing, Heating, and Air Conditioning at (703) 496-5016. Check out our website to explore the workings of these systems and the advantages they have to offer. Already have a gas furnace? We offer the best furnace repair Fairfax, Va has to offer! Contact us to schedule an appointment.

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