Shaw's Air Conditioning & Heating Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Ductless Heating’

Is a Ductless Mini Split System a Good Heating Choice

Monday, October 26th, 2015

With the days getting colder, many homeowners are looking to upgrade their homes with a new heating system. While a traditional furnace may be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of a home heating system, it’s not the only option. Ductless mini split systems have quite a bit to offer homeowners who install them in their homes. Let’s take a look at ductless mini splits, how they work, and the advantages they offer.

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What Are the Components of a Ductless Heating System?

Friday, December 19th, 2014

If you’re looking for an effective heating and air conditioning system that won’t raise your bills beyond belief, you probably assume you need a set of ductwork. But if you don’t have any ducts in your house or in your new room add-on, you may be in luck. You can still have a technician install a ductless mini-split heat pump for efficient heating and air conditioning.

Learn more about the outside and inside components of a ductless units with today’s guide. Call Shaw’s Air Conditioning today to learn how you too can get efficient ductless heating in Lemoore.

Outdoor Compressor Unit

Just like with any other standard central air conditioning system, a ductless unit contains both indoor and outdoor components. In the outside unit, there is a compressor which adds pressure to the refrigerant so that it can continue to circulate throughout the entire system. There is also a coil which works to evaporate refrigerant in the winter and allows it to condense in the summer.

See, a ductless heat pump also contains a reversing valve which allows the flow of refrigerant to move in the opposite direction. In the summer, refrigerant removes heat from your home and brings it to the outside as it condenses in the coil. In the winter, heat is absorbed from the outdoors (even when it’s chilly outside) as refrigerant evaporates.

Indoor Air Handler

The indoor unit contains a coil as well, which allows refrigerant to evaporate and absorb heat from your home in the summer or to condense and release heat in the winter. But here comes the big question: how does a ductless unit deliver heat and cool air with no ducts? Well, an indoor air handler is a unit that is simply mounted high on the wall, and it contains a blower fan to deliver the conditioned air into a space.

Usually you’ll need several indoor units for an entire house, but this is advantageous for your family members. You can control the temperature in each room individually with separate thermostats for increased comfort and energy savings. And it’s sure worth saving the trouble of renovating your home for a new set of ducts.

Call on the experts at Shaw’s Air Conditioning to learn more about ductless heating and find out whether this type of system is best for you.

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Why Consider a Ductless Heating System?

Friday, November 21st, 2014

If you are looking for a system that can offer you both heating and cooling, and is easily installed to just about any home, you may want to consider the installation of a ductless heating system. Using heat pump technology, a ductless heating system can both heat and cool your home without needing expensive ductwork. While the system is fairly straight-forward, the installation of a ductless heating system should always be handled by a trained professional. The technicians at Shaw’s Air Conditioning have installed many ductless heating systems in Lemoore, so if you are interested in a ductless system for your home, call us today!

How Ductless Heating Works

Ductless heating systems have the same components as a ductless cooling but with one exception: the system uses heat pump technology to be able to both heat and cool your home. An outdoor unit contains the compressor, condenser and reversing valve, and the indoor blowers deliver the air. The reversing valve is the component that allows your heat pump to switch between heating and cooling. It does this by changing the direction in which the refrigerant flows. As the homeowner, all you have to do is press a button on your dual-mode thermostat and the heat pump does the rest!

Why Consider a Ductless Heating System?

In addition to offering both heating and cooling, there are some other benefits a heat pump offers that are worth considering:

  • Good energy efficiency – heat pumps do not use any fossil fuels and they only use a small amount of electricity to operate. Additionally, there is no potential air loss as there can be with a traditional ductwork system.
  • Easily expanded – to expand the system, simply install another blower. An outdoor unit supports up to 4 blowers, so as long as you have the support, you can easily mount and connect another indoor blower to your system.
  • Customized heating – each indoor blower operates individually, allowing you to customize your heating.

Ductless systems are great for new homes or retro-fitting an older home that doesn’t have ductwork. If you think a ductless system is a good fit for you, contact Shaw’s Air Conditioning today!

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