The Bosworth Company is staffed with experts you can trust for all your HVAC and plumbing needs. Part of that means keeping up with the latest trends in improving efficiency and making sure you are educated to make decisions about what’s best for you. In today’s blog, we’re going to discuss ductless HVAC systems, also called mini-split systems, which are growing in popularity, and may be a good fit for you and your home.
In a typical home, you could be losing as much as 25% (!!!) of your energy output because of traditional ductwork. In an age when efficiency is king (both financially and environmentally), going ductless could be a way to solve this problem. They work similarly to older window or wall units, only with some modern features. Unlike traditional window units, ductless A/C unit is small and only requires a small hole for mounting. This helps isolate the unit so that they focus on specific rooms that need to be heated or cooled. The ducts running through your attic no longer have access to the already-treated air that’s costing you money. Proper installation could save 30% in your HVAC bills for the area you are cooling.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
As with any new system, there are some things to consider. In colder climates, the ductless units may not be able to provide the same level of reliable, lasting heat as a gas-powered heater. (Though it does get cold here, this is not much of a concern in Texas.)
One of the big advantages of a duct system is aesthetics. Even though the newer ductless units are minimal, they still exist in your space, and some may not prefer the look. Our sleek models are designed with aesthetics and minimal invasiveness in mind to ensure the best look possible.
Like many of the products we offer, there is often an upfront cost that comes with going with a more efficient system. The same is true if you decide to go ductless. The cost to place ductless units in your entire home can sometimes be more expensive than replacing your ductwork. However, the more efficient system would mean you could save up to 30% on your energy bill going forward.