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Is a Ductless HVAC System Right for Your Home?

A growing number of homeowners are recognizing the usefulness and practicality of ductless air conditioner replacement systems. Living space has always held a high priority in home design, and people have been embracing many clever space-saving ideas in almost all parts of their home, including their HVAC systems. In this regard, ductless systems have caught the attention of homeowners, designers and contractors alike as one of the top heating and cooling solutions for the future.

Are ductless HVAC systems really all they’re cracked up to be? Let our heating and cooling specialists at Air Pro Heating & Air Conditioning investigate the ups and downs of this popular home comfort choice.

Space Requirements

You don’t have to be an expert cooling and heating contractor to know that traditional duct networks require plenty of space. While these systems work well in larger homes, they’re simply impractical for small apartments or new room additions. Moreover, ductless mini-split systems often only require a small hole for their outside connections, which means they’re much less prone to leakages.

Efficient and Quiet

In addition to their space-saving advantages, ductless heat pumps and air conditioners are comparatively quieter than window-type AC units or baseboard heaters. By foregoing a complex duct network, you’re also getting a system that is, on average, 25% more efficient than a centralized air conditioning and heating system would be.

Disadvantages of Ductless HVAC Systems

Ductless systems, unfortunately, can cost more in air conditioning repair, maintenance and installation costs. In some homes, aesthetics is also an important factor to consider. Consult with your local HVAC company to find out if a ductless mini-split system truly is the right choice for you and your family.

Our professionals at Air Pro Heating & Air Conditioning can help you find a comfort solution that’s 100% right for your home. Call us today at (703) 255-0624 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate on new HVAC installations.

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