While ductless HVAC systems have been around for some time, many San Mateo homeowners aren’t familiar with the advantages of this type of system, and how it works. Over the past few decades, most Bay Area homeowners have relied on traditional forced-air systems. While this type of system for air conditioning and heating is fine, ductless systems provide several benefits including:
Elimination of the problems associated with forced-air systems. Issues with indoor air quality, high utility costs each month, and uneven or “spotty” cooling are just a few of the problems some homeowners experience with traditional systems. When you choose a cooling/heating system that’s ductless, you eliminate these problems.
Even, consistent temperatures and individualized control. Ductless systems operate using a thermostat located in a particular “zone” or area of your home. Because of this, you have full control over the temperature in each zone, so you can cool or heat only those areas where you need conditioned air. Some systems can even be controlled using your smartphone!
Better indoor air quality. The air inside your home is far more polluted than outdoor air. Ductless systems improve indoor air quality via multi-stage filtration and, unlike forced-air systems, do not have the ducts that often collect dust, dirt, allergens, even rodent droppings or other pollutants that are blown into your home with traditional air conditioning systems.
Cost savings. You can imagine how you can save money when you have the ability to control the heating/cooling in each area of your home, or even rooms within your home. Combined with the efficiency of heat pumps and the fact that you cool or heat only the areas of your home that need it, you can reduce utility costs substantially.
While a forced-air system that’s properly designed may be ideal for your needs, could a ductless system be even better? The experts at Ortiz Heating & A/C can help you determine which option is best for your needs. Give us a call today!