5 Benefits of Ductless HVAC for New Construction
Not every homeowner wants a central air conditioning system. Some homeowners may want to consider a ductless HVAC system. Here’s what builders and homeowners should know about the benefits of installing ductless HVAC in new construction projects.
How Ductless HVAC Systems Are Different
A ductless HVAC system has an outdoor condenser unit that is about the same size as the condenser of a traditional central AC system. The indoor components include a small evaporator that is located within each zone of the home. Each evaporator unit includes a cooling coil and a small fan. A set of tubing connects the evaporator and condenser and allows chemical coolant and power to flow between the two components.
Why Choose Ductless HVAC for New Construction Projects
The benefits of a ductless HVAC system include:
Installing ductwork and air vents in new construction projects can take about one week. In contrast, installing a ductless system takes only a day or two. The installation process involves drilling a hole into the wall for the conduit and running the various components from the outdoor unit to the indoor unit.
More usable space
Ducts take up space in closets, attics and basements. Ductless HVAC systems give homeowners more room for storage throughout the home.
Greater energy efficiency
A central air conditioner system loses air as it travels through the ducts to the various rooms in the home. This forces the system to work harder and waste energy.
Many ductless HVAC systems have fans with variable-speed air handlers, giving homeowners the ability to save energy and prevent unexpected fluctuations in temperature.
Improved indoor air quality
A central air conditioning system collects indoor pollutants inside the ductwork, which are then released into the home. A ductless HVAC system doesn’t collect air contaminants, offering homeowners higher quality indoor air.
Personalized temperatures throughout the home
Ductless HVAC systems allow homeowners to set a different temperature for each zone or area in the home. Family members can set whichever temperature they prefer in a specific room and empty rooms won’t receive cool air. This also means lower monthly utility costs.
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