More and more, our Great Dane Heating and Air Conditioning team is working with ductless systems, also called ductless heat pumps and mini splits, here in the Metro Detroit area. Although you may not be familiar with them, more than likely you have seen them. These small heating and cooling systems offer efficiency and flexibility beyond what more traditional heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems can.
What Is the Difference?
What is the difference between a ductless system and a traditional system? The most noticeable differences are the ductless’s compact size and its lack of ductwork.
A more traditional forced-air heating and cooling system, such as a furnace and air conditioner, is much larger than a ductless system, often taking up a corner in your basement or attic. It disperses its heated and cooled air throughout your Michigan home by way of ductwork, also called air ducts.
Your ductwork carries the conditioned air from your HVAC system to every room in your home having vents and registers. This means your entire house uses the same air supply furnished by your one HVAC system.
Alternately, a ductless system is small enough to install almost anywhere in your house, typically on a wall or ceiling. As its name implies, this powerful system is ductless, not requiring your air ducts to work.
These systems only have a few components to them: an outdoor unit—the condenser; the indoor unit—the air handler; and the small conduit connecting the outdoor and indoor units—comprised of the condensate drain, suction tubing, refrigerant tubing, and power cable. Our Great Dane experts are able to connect up to eight indoor units to one outdoor unit for a zone control system setup.
When to Choose This System
Many Clinton Township, area homeowners choose this system when they have a room or an area in their home that either has uneven temperatures or lack of ductwork. Popular choices are an addition, a garage, a finished basement, or a poorly heated or cooled guest bedroom. Our trained and certified professionals can assist you in the best setup for your optimum home comfort.
Newer homes are foregoing traditional HVAC systems in favor of ductless systems working with many indoor units. In these situations, our ductless specialists expertly install these systems throughout the home for a zone composition. In addition to other benefits, these can be controlled with a remote control.
Naturally, these mighty systems offer the huge benefit of flexibility without needing to use ducts. But in addition to this benefit, a ductless system operates with great energy efficiency. Without the use of ductwork, there are no energy leaks, so the controlled heating and cooling arrives exactly where it should, and when you want it there. Saving energy provides a large cost savings to you.
Another benefit for you is increased indoor air quality. Without the utilization of ductwork, the usual dust and bacteria collecting inside ductwork does not circulate throughout your home. You are breathing in cleaner air, resulting in better health, especially for anyone in your home with chronic illnesses, allergies, or asthma.
The ductless system is also easy and quick to install. Once again, no ductwork involved. They can be quietly up and running in a few hours.
We Will Do It All for You
Our Great Dane Heating and Air Conditioning professionals can assist you in any capacity when it comes to ductless systems. If you are considering installing one or more in your home, we would be happy to visit your home for a consultation to design the best-suited setup for your home and budget.
If you already have a ductless system and are in need of a repair or maintenance, call our friendly and knowledgeable team at (586) 790-2604 or request service online. We will provide efficient service to return your home’s comfort level where it needs to be.
And when it comes to maintenance, since regular maintenance supports higher efficiency and fewer unexpected repairs, talk to us about one of our maintenance plans. Let us help you keep your ductless system running at peak performance for years to come.