Is a Ductless Split System Right for My Home?

A ductless split system is a kind of air conditioner that’s made up of multiple indoor units connected by conduits to an outdoor unit. As the name suggests, these don’t require ductwork, pre-existing or otherwise, to run. This can make them very useful for certain homeowners. However, is it right for your home? Let One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning help you learn more about this system so you can make the best decision for your home.

What makes a ductless split system best for my home?

First off, you should know what makes ductless split systems a popular choice. These systems are made up of an outdoor compressor/condenser and one or more indoor air handling units. The indoor unit(s) send conditioned air into the living space and are connected to the outdoor unit. Instead of ductwork, they’re connected by a refrigerant line, power cables, suction tubing, and a condensate drain line. Not only can ductless split systems cool homes, but they can also heat them.

Now that you know how it works, you have to decide if a ductless split system will work for your home. One key question to ask when considering this is if your home already has good ductwork in it. If it does, you’re probably best sticking with a duct-based system. For those systems, a single outdoor unit can be enough to heat and cool your home. However, if adding ductwork to your home is too expensive or difficult, a ductless split system is a viable option. It’s even better if your only current heating options are electric baseboards or wall heaters.

Some other considerations for a ductless split system include:

  • They have higher upfront costs and have to be installed professionally. However, they have lower running costs when installed.
  • These systems work best in rooms where the heating/cooling load isn’t too much. In other words, it works best in rooms that have good insulation and sealing.
  • In addition, they’re best for smaller homes/apartments or for homes that only need certain rooms heated/cooled.
  • Ductless split systems can split the refrigerant line multiple times, this greatly decreases efficiency.

If you’re still unsure what heating/cooling system you want to use, call our experts so they can schedule an appointment and give their expert opinion.

What makes One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning® of Springfield’s best heating and cooling companies?

One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning has the professional knowledge and expertise to install, maintain, and repair heating and air conditioning systems. Our certified technicians use state-of-the-art technology to diagnose and repair existing systems and always use the finest new equipment for installations in the industry. In addition, we have a Straightforward Pricing ® Guide™ so you’ll always know what you’re going to pay and never have to pay by the hour. If you need professionals to install a ductless split system in your home, call One Hour today!