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.
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.
“Had mini-splits installed a few weeks ago, annoying light flashing on the one above our bed. Turned out it was something we didn’t need so Matt Deehring came over and quickly figured out what it was and we didn’t need it if we weren’t going to operate via iphone. So professional, quick, explained everything, and no more annoying flashing light! Love BNG!”
– Susan W.
“These guys are great. The technician, Norm, was timely, professional and action oriented – resolving my issues in a few short hours. Big thanks to the whole team.”
– Dave N.
“Had mini splits installed last week. Last summer was brutal as our home faces west. Conner and Alegandro were the installers. Mike was the electrician I believe. They were great! Very respectful of our home, explained everything they were going to do and what they did, consistently asked if I had questions, closed my backyard gates when they were done for the day, wonderful clean up! The line hide painting matches perfectly. I’m so impressed with these young men and the service they provided. I will recommend Ballard Natural Gas!”
– Susan W.
“Justin did an outstanding job conducting yearly maintenance on our ductless Mitsubishi system. He recommended we install a surge protector to make sure our system was safe and installed the surge protector immediately. Justin has serviced our ductless system many times and always does a great job. He is friendly and explains his recommendations and results of the service. We look forward to seeing Justin again next year.”
– Dennis L.
“We appreciated the excellent customer service and technical knowledge that Justin provided for our yearly maintenance. He answered our questions and made us feel comfortable. I was thankful that my questions about the cloud system was followed up by Seth and how to proceed. Thank you to both Justin and Seth.”
– Samuel C.
“I also had my tankless gas unit serviced. Garrett was friendly, answered all my questions patiently, and informed me as he worked. Booking was straight forward and pricing transparent. Definitely recommend BNG!”
– Leila E.
“Garrett was an outstanding help to us – out ductless system went out during the peak of the heat wave, and he walked me through how to reset the fuse in the system to get it up and running. Professional, knowledgeable, and levelheaded.”
– Cody C.