Go With Ductless

5 Awesome Features and Benefits of Going Ductless

December 30, 2017

If you’ve ever sought a low-cost, high-efficiency system to heat and cool your Aberdeen, North Carolina, home, ductless mini-splits could be the answer. Perfect for home additions, renovations, and new construction, these HVAC systems heat and cool your home without the use of ductwork, allowing you to place them anywhere you want without having to add ductwork to your plans. Discover the zoning features, increased efficiency, and other perks of a ductless system in your home and enjoy comfort all year long.


Building an addition to your existing home can be a difficult, messy process. You have to have the design completed, hire the right contractors, and find ways to avoid the construction process during your daily routine. However, one of the problems with these plans is that they rarely account for ductwork, and even if they do, it’s not easy to connect your existing HVAC system to the addition.

That’s where ductless systems come in. Because they only need an exterior compressor, small heating and cooling pipes, and a wall-mounted unit, they don’t take up much space. This allows you to bypass a design that might require ductwork and frees up space for furniture, decor, or whatever else you see need.

Improved Air Quality

Another added benefit of ductless systems is that they can improve indoor air quality. In traditional systems, the only defense against harmful particles in the air is the furnace or air conditioning filter. Although these filters do a relatively decent job, your ducts can also get filled with debris and contaminants. When your system cycles on, it spews these pollutants into your home.

Because ductless systems bypass traditional ductwork, they don’t have the same problem. They also have an inner multi-filtration system that eliminates dust, bacteria, mold, pollen, and other harmful substances that ruin your indoor air quality. The result is clean, breathable air and improved air quality that protects your family from illnesses, asthma flareups, and respiratory problems.

Zoning Capabilities

One of the most potential h wastes of energy and money in your home is your HVAC system. These systems have a single control point, and they can only heat or cool the entirety of your home. This means that even if you’re only in one room of your home for an evening, you’re still heating and cooling your entire home.

Ductless heating and cooling systems solve this problem by offering zoning capabilities. Instead of a single HVAC system, ductless allows you to put a separate unit in each room of your home. When synced to a smart thermostat, you can control each room of your home separately and, in some cases, have up to eight separate temperatures in your home. You enjoy the same comfort levels, yet you don’t get stuck with the bill at the end of the month.

Saving Money

Because ductless mini-splits have zoning capabilities, they use far less energy than a traditional HVAC system. In addition, they’re much smaller than an HVAC system, using less energy to heat or cool the same area. The final aspect that saves you money is that you don’t lose any conditioned air in your air ducts. According to Energy Star, up to 20 to 30 percent of treated air escapes through holes, gaps, and cracks in the ductwork. You never have to worry about this with a ductless system.

Quick, Easy Installation

When you install a traditional HVAC system, it disrupts your daily routine. You have to work around equipment, workers, and noise that continues for hours a day in your home. Although you can schedule this work while you’re at your job, you don’t have to worry about it with a ductless system. Installation only requires a 3-inch hole to run small pipes, an exterior compressor, and a small unit to function, taking hours and even days off the installation process.

Once you’ve decided a ductless unit is perfect for your home, you can focus on the rest of your build process. At Sandhills Heating, Refrigeration & Electrical, we have the experience and expertise needed to get your ductless installation done right, as well as any repairs you may need down the road. Give us a call today at 910-338-3723 to schedule an appointment.

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