Ductless systems, also known as ductless heat pumps or mini splits, are becoming the heating and cooling choice for many Columbia area homeowners. With the versatility and high efficiency they provide, it’s not very hard to see why people are switching.
How Is a Ductless System Different?
The most obvious difference with ductless heat pumps is their lack of ductwork—they are entirely ductless. This is the factor giving them an edge in many areas over more traditional ducted heating and cooling units like furnaces, heat pumps and air conditioners (AC). Given its small size and few components, you can understand why a ductless system is so flexible.
Ductless systems consist of three main components—the outdoor unit, the indoor unit and a small conduit connecting the two units. If you want more than one indoor air handler in your home, you will still only need the one outdoor unit. We typically work with up to eight indoor units to one outdoor condenser.
When Would You Want a Ductless System?
A mini split would be an excellent option if you have a room or area in your Columbia home, say a garage, finished basement, addition or even a room with uneven temperatures, where you want heating and cooling.
To achieve the ultimate in precise comfort, ask for a zone control system. Our team can create a unique configuration with several units to suit your home’s needs, all controlled via remote control.
What Are the Benefits of Going With Ductless Heating and Cooling?
Here are some of the reasons we recommend ductless heating and cooling systems:
- Dual-function heating and cooling. Like any heat pump, a ductless mini split can work as both an energy-efficient heating system and a powerful cooling system.
- Reduced energy use. This versatile system saves money and energy since, as a heat pump, it does not actually create hot or cold air. It merely transfers heat from outdoors to indoors during cold weather and sends your indoor hot air outside when outdoor temperatures rise.
- Flexibility. Ductless mini splits give older homes the opportunity to enjoy centralized comfort without having to find a way to construct ducts where there is no room. This also makes them great for new building projects.
- Better indoor air quality. Your indoor air quality (IAQ) will increase without ductwork. Air ducts collect dander, dust, mold and more. Without ducts, you avoid circulating the many pollutants and allergens throughout your Maryland home.
Ductless System Installation and Replacement
Our experienced team of Greenfox Cooling, Heating & Plumbing experts will work with you to design the best location and configuration for your ductless system, based on your particular needs. These systems are easy to install. They require a small hole in your wall for placement, compared to the many air duct wall and ceiling vent openings required for a traditional HVAC system installation.
If you need to finance your new ductless HVAC system, we can make it happen. We have several options to make your purchase as accessible as possible. Just speak with one of our Greenfox Cooling, Heating & Plumbing team members to discuss how we can help.
Ductless System Repairs
Our expertise naturally extends to caring for ductless systems after their installation. If your HVAC system does malfunction at some point, our professionals can diagnose the issue and have it fixed quickly. We will always be honest with you about your repairs, and we will never attempt to upsell you on a replacement if it’s not necessary.
If you have an emergency situation with your mini split, we offer 24/7 service for just such scenarios. We want to be sure you are safe at all times.
Ductless System Maintenance
Regular professional maintenance helps heating and cooling systems enjoy longer service lives, which helps give you a return on your original investment. Maintenance inspections and tune-ups also help to keep HVAC systems energy efficient with fewer repair needs.
Schedule your annual preventative maintenance visit with us if your appointment isn’t yet on the calendar.
We Are Your Ductless System Experts
For all your ductless system needs, call our experts at Greenfox Cooling, Heating & Plumbing. When you are looking for a new installation or replacement, a repair or maintenance, we are the team of professionals for you. Call us at 410-992-8200 or request service online. We will work with you to attain the level of comfort you want in your Columbia, MD, home. Satisfaction guaranteed.