At Gartner HVAC, we’re committed to helping our friends and neighbors stay comfortable throughout the year by providing the best heating and cooling products available. Some of the most efficient and effective systems on the market today are ductless air conditioners and heat pumps. Even though they’re built on the same technology as standard climate control systems, ductless HVAC systems offer several major advantages that can improve your comfort and help you save on utilities.
Improved Energy Efficiency
Ductless systems cut your energy usage in two main ways. First, they deliver their heating and cooling power directly to living spaces instead of transferring it through the duct system. The average furnace or air conditioner loses about 30 percent of its power to duct leaks. For ductless air conditioners and heat pumps, those leaks aren’t an issue.
Modern ductless units also use variable-speed compressors, which are advanced components that can match your home’s heating and cooling needs in real time. This allows each unit to run continuously, cutting out the constant cycling on and off that leads to wasted power.
Most air conditioners, heat pumps and furnaces are fairly bulky machines. Ductless systems are small, sleek and sit high on interior walls, making them ideal for condominiums, apartments and smaller homes with limited space. Instead of depending on large ducts or taking up entire windows, ductless units require only small conduits to carry refrigerant from the indoor units to the outdoor unit.
The outdoor unit itself can be placed more or less anywhere. Thus, it’s possible to cool the front of the house while keeping that big, bulky unit hidden in the back.
While many air conditioners and heat pumps are fairly noisy, ductless HVAC systems are built with modern noise-dampening techniques to run almost silently. Because they operate continuously, whatever noise these systems do make fades easily into the background.
A standard ductless system comes with up to four indoor units that can be distributed throughout your home. Because each system can be controlled independently, it’s possible to set different temperatures in different rooms according to your preferences. You can even shut off climate control in an unused room instead of wasting power to heat or cool it down. The decentralized design of a ductless system also makes it easier to eliminate drafts and hot and cold spots, making the whole house more comfortable.
Thanks to their variable speed compressors, ductless systems can keep up with any fluctuation in your home’s temperature. Thus, ductless climate control eliminates the uncomfortable temperature changes that come with the constant cycling on and off of a traditional air conditioner or furnace.
Going Ductless with Gartner HVAC
We at Gartner HVAC have been serving the Morton Grove, IL, area since 1985, and we’re proud to offer great ductless systems to help our friends and neighbors keep cool and save money. Our HVAC installation experts can assess your home’s needs, recommend a ductless system that will meet those needs and get it running up to the manufacturer’s specifications.
Give us a call to find out how ductless climate control can improve your quality of life.