What Is Ductless/How Does Ductless Work?
What Is Ductless Heating And Cooling - And How Does It Work?
Learn Whether Ductless Is Best For Your Colorado Springs Home
If you’re in the market for a new, more efficient heating and cooling system, then you’ve probably heard about ductless heating and cooling. On the other hand, this may be the first time you’ve learned about it. You may be wondering: “what is ductless heating and cooling?” We’ll go over the basic concepts of ductless units here so that you can make an informed decision regarding your home’s heating and cooling.
What Is Ductless?
Ductless heating and cooling units are much smaller than your average forced-air central heating system. Traditional heating or cooling units are connected to nearly every room in your house through extensive ductwork. Ductless systems do away with air ducts entirely, and are composed of just two units: an outside compressor and an indoor heating or cooling head (or unit). The two are connected via insulated tubing that’s passed through a small hole in your wall.
How Does Ductless Heating And Cooling Work?
Ductless systems work similarly to forced-air systems, except that they’re much more compact and efficient. As mentioned previously, ductless systems have two separate parts: an indoor and an outdoor unit.
A ductless air conditioner cools the air in your home by using a liquid that evaporates at a low temperature. When it evaporates, it takes heat with it, which cools the coils in your indoor head. The air inside your room is circulated over these frigid coils, which cools it. This cold air is then forced out of the head and back into your home.
Once the liquid has evaporated into gas form, it’s caught by the insulated tubing and forced outside into the compressor. There, a fan cools it and it’s eventually compressed back into liquid form once again. It’s then channeled back through your wall and into the indoor head, where it repeats the process all over again.
Refrigerant aside, one of the coolest things about ductless systems is that many of them can act as heaters or air conditioners depending on the season. There are quite a few models that have a very handy ‘reverse’ valve which can cause them to pump warm air into your home during the winter, and pump cold air during the summer.
Options To Suit Any House
Ductless systems are incredibly versatile and easily controlled. Since they’re made to cover only one room, they make zoning much easier and safer than forced-air systems. With recent advances in technology, it’s possible to have one outdoor compressor cover multiple indoor units - and get this: each one can still work independently of the other.
Colorado Springs has a relatively extreme winter climate. But again, recent technological breakthroughs have made it so that ductless systems can handle the extra load that low temperatures bring. They can be paired with your existing heating system as an expense-lowering supplement, they can be placed in a recent addition to your home, and in some cases, they can even be used to heat or cool your home entirely, depending on your lifestyle.
Whatever your needs may be, our technicians are here to help you decide on a unit that you’ll be pleased with for many long years. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you have questions!
Additional Services We Offer
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.
We’ll Help You Make A Good Decision
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.