If you’re like most homeowners this past year, you’ve likely had to make a whole lot of adjustments as the world shifted during the global pandemic. Whether you renovated your garage to create a new home office or transformed the guest suite into a room for homeschooling the kids, your house has likely gotten more use than ever before. Ductless air systems can help with these transitions especially if you’ve taken a previously uninhabited space like an attic or garage and transformed it into a livable one.
What is a Ductless System?
A ductless heating and air conditioning system is a convenient and easy way to cool or heat only select rooms in a home. These kinds of systems are a perfect fit for attics, basements, garages, or mother-in-law units in several unique ways.
First, they do not need to be connected to the ducts in the rest of your home’s HVAC system which means installation is cheaper and more convenient than having to connect your old system to an entirely new one.
Secondly, they can be installed in buildings that are not actually connected to the main house like a detached garage, Airbnb cottage, or in-law quarters in the backyard.
The Ductless Benefit
In addition, ductless systems save both energy and money because they allow you to heat or cool only certain rooms at any given time, rather than the entire house. If you’re not using a room, you don’t have to spend money and energy to keep it at a comfortable temperature. This means your energy bill should decrease and you can feel good about having a smaller impact on the environment.
Ductless heating and air systems can also be easier to clean and maintain, as they are typically smaller units that don’t have long networks of dust-collecting ducts. You can clean them yourself in just a few minutes by dusting components such as coils and cleaning or replacing the air filter.
Finally, you can choose to install a mini-split system that can be connected to the smart home control panel in your house so that you can turn the system on or off whenever needed.
The Ductless System Installation Process
Ductless systems are made up of two different pieces, an indoor unit and an outdoor unit. Though you can choose a variety of places to mount it, the indoor unit should ideally be placed away from direct sunlight, furniture, and other heat sources, and should be mounted approximately 6 feet high on the wall.
The outdoor unit needs to be relatively close to the indoor one since the two will be connected via lines that transport refrigerant. Be sure the outdoor unit is protected from direct sunlight and out of the way of patio furniture or other items. These units should always be installed by a licensed heating and air specialist like our professionals here at Maki Heating and Air. Our trained staff is knowledgeable and experienced in installing the units, correctly wiring the electrical, and handling the refrigerant to make sure your system is installed safely and properly.
Maki Heating and Air is At Your Service!
At Maki Electrical, Heating, and Air in Sacramento we can install ductless systems in any room in your home, and we specialize in the energy and cost-savings of mini-split units. We also serve the surrounding foothills and are happy to provide a wide variety of energy saving services that will also help our customers save money. If you need HVAC service performed on your current HVAC equipment, want help installing a wall-mounted ductless heating and cooling system, or just need a deep cleaning of your heating and ac unit, contact us at (530) 885-3449 or (916) 782-9242 to see what we can do for you!