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Is Going Ductless a Good Idea?

Monday, February 1st, 2021

woman-using-remote-to-turn-on-ductless-air-handlerPerhaps you’ve heard of a ductless system before, but don’t quite know what it is or why it’s so different from a standard HVAC system.

For starters, it’s a heat pump system which makes it a singular alternative to owning both an air conditioner and a heater—making it a great option when you have an outdated or malfunctioning heater and air conditioner to replace.

Ductless heat pump systems are great for keeping homes warm in the winter and cool in the summer. But is this the right system for your home?

Choosing the right HVAC systems for your household can seem daunting, especially since there are many fantastic options to choose from. Our best advice is to talk to a professional before making any final decisions. After all, not all homes are created equal and a ductless system may not be the best choice for your specific living space. But for many, it’s a very worthwhile investment. Read on to learn more!

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Do Ductless Heaters Have Unique Repair Needs?

Monday, March 4th, 2019

person-turning-on-ductless-air-handlerWhen customers ask us what the best options are for new HVAC systems today, we are quick to suggest ductless heating (and cooling). The reason for this is how efficient and effective these systems are. Rather than operating through a network of air ducts connected to an indoor air handler, like a traditional central air conditioner or furnace, ductless systems have an outdoor unit to which you can connect up to four indoor air handlers. These air handlers are mounted up high on the walls of the rooms in which they are installed, and can be controlled independently of each other.

There are a number of good reasons to go ductless in your home. There are equally good reasons to only trust a professional for the installation! Today, we’re going to look at a downside to ductless systems if yours is not professionally installed. It’s nothing awful, but it requires attention nonetheless. If you don’t know what to look for and expect, you could wind up with significant, costly property damage, and we don’t want that for you. So, what is this downside?

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Why Isn’t My Ductless Indoor Blower Working?

Monday, December 21st, 2015

Ductless systems are very convenient, but one problem that can arise is an issue with an indoor blower. The good news is that because each blower operates independently, one blower having an issue does not mean the others will. However, it is important to have a broken blower repaired right away so that excess strain isn’t placed on your other operating blowers. Why isn’t your blower working? There can be a number of reasons for this, and we’ll explain the more common ones below.

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How Does a Ductless Mini Spit Work for Heating?

Monday, November 10th, 2014

Ductless mini-split systems are a fairly new addition to the heating system market. Though they are gaining in popularity, there are few who know how ductless systems actually work. Let’s take a look at what ductless mini-split systems do, and why you might want one.

What is a Ductless Mini-Split?

Most ductless mini-split systems are essentially heat pumps. Rather than rely on combustion to create heat, a heat pump moves heat from one place to another. A ductless mini-split is constructed of two different units, an interior and exterior. When the heat is turned on, the exterior unit evaporates the refrigerant in its heating coil, drawing thermal energy out of the air and into the coil. This absorbed thermal energy is then sent to the interior unit by way of the refrigerant line, where it is used to warm and circulate the air in the room. A ductless mini-split system has no ducts, obviously, and can only heat one room at a time.

Why Install a Ductless Mini-Split?

The first thing you should consider before choosing a ductless mini-split system is what eschewing ducts can do for you. Systems that use ducts lose about 20-30% of their heat on average to leaks in the ductwork. That’s a substantial waste of energy, and it results in a higher heating bill. Ductless systems deliver warm air directly from the unit to the room, completely avoiding the loss of heat and saving you money. Since ductless systems are already energy efficient (by virtue of moving heat instead of creating it) installing one can save you a sizeable amount over time.

Though you may be tempted to consider it a disadvantage to only be able to heat one room at a time, remember that multiple ductless mini-splits can be installed in a home at once. Each ductless unit will have its own corresponding thermostat, allowing you unparalleled control over which rooms you want heated and to which temperature. This will allow all the members of your household to determine the climate that is most comfortable for them, which central heating cannot do.

If you’re interested in installing a ductless mini-split system, call DB Heating & Cooling. We install ductless heating throughout the Waldwick area.

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