Ductless Systems

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You may have heard about ductless heating and cooling systems, but do you know about their advantages?

A Flexible Solution

The most common HVAC systems are central air conditioners and heat pumps that use ducts to deliver conditioned air throughout a building.

Ductless systems are more flexible than traditional systems, because ductless systems don’t use ductwork. All that’s needed is a small outdoor unit and one or more indoor units, along with access to electricity and a place to mount the units. Ductless systems can be installed in either new or existing construction.

More Affordable

Traditional heating and cooling units can run inefficiently for a number of reasons, costing you money in lost energy. The actual units are larger than a ductless system, also costing you more money overall, because they naturally consume more power. Also, conditioned air can be lost through gaps in the ductwork before it ever reaches its intended destination, illustrating yet another example of lost energy for which you also pay.

Ductless systems are smaller than traditional HVAC systems, which means they use less power. In addition, the temperature-controlled air of a ductless system is delivered directly into a room instead of throughout an entire building. This means that you don’t heat or cool rooms that aren’t occupied. Translation: less needed power, less money spent.

Improved Indoor Air Quality

Did you know the quality of indoor air is typically lower than that of outdoor air? Ductwork collects dust, allergens, bacteria, as well as many other contaminants. Traditional forced air systems blow air directly through these contaminants and consequently throughout your house.

Ductless systems offer multi-stage filtration that greatly reduces this type of air contamination and creates a healthier indoor environment.

Easy to Install

Ducted systems can take several weeks to install. They interrupt daily life in the home and can take up valuable real estate due to their size.

Conversely, ductless systems can be installed in as little as a day, depending on the number of units required. The pipes required for the systems only dictate a three-inch hole that makes them easier to integrate into a building.

Need Ductless System Service?

Contact the experts at Ballard Natural Gas.

Call us at 206-784-8101!

“Mike, Alex, and Jimmy (electrician) were outstanding to work with: very friendly, respectful and committed to doing the job to my satisfaction. I would highly recommend Ballard Natural Gas to any neighbor who asks about HVAC Heat Pump systems. Sincerely, ken berry”

– Ken B.

“Great services, high quality work and competitive price. We went with 4 ductless units for our house and are now ready for the summer. From quote to installation was really easy and thoughtful, thank you so much! Juan was awesome and very friendly!”

– Viet H.

“Our experience with Ballard Natural Gas Service has been excellent. While providing maintenance services for our ductless mini split system, Justin was a polite professional, clear communicator, and respectful of our space. Justin patiently answered my questions, gave sound advice, and offered additional preventative maintenance for our tankless water heater. BNGS is a trusted partner we can count on to keep our systems maintained properly. We will continue to use their services.”

– Kathy B.

“The installation went very well and the system works as expected. The most impressive part was the sales rep Tony. We had received quotes from a couple of other companies over the past few months and we were unimpressed by their knowledge. When Tony came in he did a thorough evaluation of our heating needs and we felt comfortable with what he recommended.”

– Chuck H.


Ballard Natural Gas proudly provides HVAC service to Seattle, Shoreline, Edmonds, and the surrounding communities. Visit our service area page for more coverage details, call us at 206-784-8101, or request service online today.