How Does A Ductless Split Work?
Your ductless split comes standard with heating and air conditioning, providing you with year-round, energy-efficient heating and cooling. Unlike traditional systems, ductless split systems move the cold and warm air rather than create it. In the fall and winter months, the system transfers heat from outside your home to the indoors. Because refrigerant is naturally much cooler than outdoor temperatures, it actually absorbs the heat, even on a -5° day! Come spring and summer, the process is reversed, transferring heat from inside your home to the outdoors.
With ductless systems, an outdoor unit is connected to 1 to 8 indoor units. The indoor units vary by size and style and each creates its own “zone” of comfort, allowing you to heat or cool individual rooms and open spaces. Once your ductless heat pump is installed, simply set each zone to your preferred temperature with the remote control!
One of the biggest reasons why homeowners switch to ductless cooling and heating is overall cost savings. First, more than 30% of energy consumption is caused by duct losses. Since ductless splits have no ducting, they omit those energy losses associated with central forced air systems. Second, since the ductless systems allow homeowners to create multiple zones in their homes, they no longer have to cool or heat rooms that aren’t occupied. In addition to saving money on utilities, homeowners may also be eligible for tax credits or utility rebates for the year they install a ductless system. Express Home Services can easily set up this highly efficient system as a new primary heat source in your electrically heated homes, and aid you in finding the federal and state incentives available for your purchase.