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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

How have you been staying comfortable in your home addition? If you resort to a window air conditioner in the summer and a space heater in the winter, you should considering switching to a ductless heating system, which is actually capable of both heating and cooling your home add-on.

If you make the switch, you can expect to enjoy three great benefits:

Ease of Installation

Ductless mini-splits are easier to install than you think. In most cases, all you need to connect the outdoor condensing unit to the indoor evaporator and air handler is a three-inch hole in the wall. The conduit passes through this hole and directly connects the two components.

Also, if needed, the outdoor unit can be located up to 50 feet away from the indoor evaporator. This allows you to hide the condenser in an inconspicuous place no matter where you install the ductless heating system on the interior.

No Ducts Required

Ductwork can be pretty inefficient at transferring heated and cooled air. In many homes, 30 percent energy loss occurs between the heating and cooling equipment and the supply registers, increasing energy bills and lowering comfort. A ductless heating system has no ductwork, so it performs at an incredibly high efficiency.

With no ductwork required, a mini-split is also ideal in older homes or additions that lack ductwork. It provides a reliable, efficient way to stay comfortable without the high cost or hassle of installing ductwork in an existing home.

Interior Design Flexibility

A ductless solution has much more design flexibility than a window air conditioner that blocks your view and renders the window unusable. It’s up to you where to install the ductless heating system: high on the wall, suspended from the ceiling or flush with a drop ceiling. Most models are about seven inches deep and come with a sleek, modern jacket that doesn’t detract from the design of the room.

To learn more about having a ductless heating system installed in your home, please contact We are your Chicago area heating and cooling experts.

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