Home additions increase square footage, provide more living space, and add value to Ocean City, NJ, properties. However, additions can also get rather costly when you add ductwork to connect to the existing heating and cooling system. Fortunately, ductless HVAC solutions not only reduce this cost but provide other benefits, too.
What Is a Ductless HVAC System?
A ductless system doesn’t require ductwork to move cooled or heated air back and forth to the rooms in your house. Instead, these systems consist of individual air handlers placed directly in individual rooms or designated zones that are connected to an outdoor compressor unit via a conduit. The system allows for greater flexibility and cooling power when it’s not possible to expand ductwork or if you don’t want to install a new HVAC system for your addition. Many people find ductless systems are a cost-effective way to heat and cool home additions as well as finished attic, basement, and garage spaces.
Money-Saving Benefits of a Ductless System
The most obvious money-saving benefit of a ductless system is it’s cheaper to install. You don’t have to spend money reconfiguring or connecting to existing ductwork. However, you might be surprised to learn that a ductless system can lower your energy bills after the addition’s complete.
A ductless system is essentially a zoned system. You control the heating and cooling room by room or zone by zone. If you’re not using the room, you can turn off the heat or AC in that area and save energy.
Ductless HVAC can shave as much as 30-40% off energy costs when compared to a traditional forced air system. For this reason, it’s not only popular with home addition projects but for home renovations as a go-to replacement for electric baseboards or radiator heating.
Ductless HVAC Is Easy to Use
Ductless systems are easy to use and quick to install. If you’re adding to your home and want to learn more about ductless HVAC solutions, contact the experts at Jenkins and Sons Plumbing & Heating today!