Have Questions About Ductless Service For Your Colorado Springs Home?
Our Experts Are Here To Answer Them For You
From California to Maine to Texas, ductless heating and cooling has recently made a strong showing across the United States. But even though it’s becoming increasingly popular, you may still have some questions before installing it in your home. Our experts are here to provide ductless service to the residents of Colorado Springs, including answering your questions!
What Is A Ductless System?
Central, forced-air heating and cooling systems are designed to heat your entire house. To do that, all the rooms are connected by ducts to your heat source or air conditioning unit. Warm or cool air is channeled through the ducts and comes out through the vents into individual rooms.
Ductless systems, on the other hand, are designed to heat or cool only one room at a time. They have two components: an outdoor unit that heats or cools the air, and an indoor unit that passes the air in your home over hot or cold coils until it’s the temperature you desire. The two are connected with insulated tubing. Since there’s no ductwork involved, these systems are incredibly efficient and can save up to 30% of the heat that would otherwise be lost to your ducts.
Is Ductless Service Expensive?
Whole house ductless heating and cooling systems are typically more expensive to install than central, forced-air heating and cooling. However, they’re the perfect solution for places like add-ons and garages or spot heating and cooling certain areas or rooms, because even with their higher upfront costs, they’re still much less expensive than installing new ductwork would be.
Because they’re so efficient, ductless units also save you a significant amount of money on your utility bills. In fact, the long-term payoff can easily pay for the cost of the unit in money saved, especially if you plan to stay in your home long-term.
Are Ductless Systems Hard To Maintain?
Ductless units require regular monthly cleaning in order to function properly - more often if you have pets or smoke indoors. If they aren’t kept clean, your system can malfunction, which can easily shorten its life. However, these cleanings are usually pretty quick and painless, and you can do them yourself without having to hire a professional. However, we do recommend that you get your system checked and professionally cleaned once a year.
Can I Cover Up My Ductless System To Make It More Aesthetically Pleasing?
Unfortunately, ductless systems can’t be covered or painted over for safety and operating reasons. However, as part of our ductless service, we offer consultation on which system will fit your needs best - including where you can put it in your home to make it blend with the rest of your decor.
Are Swamp Coolers Considered Ductless?
The short answer is yes, but we advise against installing a swamp cooler in your home. They require almost daily maintenance in order to run properly and can cause the growth of dangerous mold and other bacteria. Additionally, an improperly installed swamp cooler can drip onto your roof or floor, causing damage and spreading the area potentially affected by mold. For more information on swamp coolers, we encourage you to talk to one of our professionals.
Our Services: A Quick Reference
As Colorado Springs’s premier HVAC company, we offer a full range of services to take care of all your heating and cooling needs. Our services include:
- Water Heater Installation
- Water Heater Maintenance and Repair
- Water Heater Replacement
- Humidification Systems
- Thermostat Services
- Air Filtration
- Ductless Services
- Home Maintenance Program
If you don’t see a service that you’re in need of listed above, don’t hesitate to contact us anyway! If it’s HVAC-related, odds are we can take care of it for you.
More Questions? Don’t Hesitate To Ask Us!
Brown’s Heating & Cooling is a local, family-run business that treats you like you deserve to be treated. Your home is a precious asset. It provides shelter and safety, warmth when the weather’s frigid, and a place to escape the heat of summer. It’s where you go to rest and enjoy the company of family and friends. It’s your jumping-off point for all of life’s adventures. You deserve to have a safe, comfortable place to live, and it’s our job to make sure that happens.