HVAC Efficiency Program

Ductless Systems

Ductless heating and cooling systems are a highly efficient technology that delivers warm or cool air directly into different zones or rooms of your home. Because they require no ducts, they avoid the energy loss—which can be as high as 20%—associated with ductwork in central forced air systems.

Why should I consider a ductless system?

  • Enhanced comfort and control: In traditional heating and cooling systems, one thermostat controls the temperature of the entire home. Ductless technology enables individuals to enjoy a customized room temperature. Each indoor unit has its own thermostat, so you can control the temperature of the individual areas of your home - giving you the ability to achieve greater comfort in your home.
  • Money savings: As much as 20% of the air that moves through a typical duct system is lost to leaks, holes and poor connections. With ductless heating and cooling, these losses are eliminated—improving your comfort and saving money. Plus, with separate zone controls, you only have to heat or cool the areas of the house you are using. You can turn the system down or off in unoccupied areas.
  • Easy installation: Ductless systems allow the installation of heating and cooling in homes without ductwork. They are a good choice for home additions or for controlling temperatures in selected areas, such as an individual floor or wing of your home. Plus, they take up less space and do not require remodeling or construction of ductwork.
  • Proven technology: Ductless heating and cooling systems have been around for more than 30 years and are the primary heating and cooling system type used in Europe and Asia.

Talk to your contractor to learn more.



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