Ditch the Ducts! Ductless HVAC is a Hot Topic

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Some HVAC industry analysts call ductless heating and cooling the wave of the future. They say someday soon most new homes won’t have heating and cooling ducts.

Mast Heating & Cooling doesn’t think that’s far-fetched. Just think about the excitement over ductless mini-split heat pumps. Some call them ventless air conditioners, but with heat pump technology they can deliver heating AND cooling directly to specific living areas.

Traditional central systems have kept homes comfortable for decades, but they come with inherent drawbacks. The ducts are often the weak link. Mast technicians have found duct problems are mainly responsible for uneven heating or cooling.

Mini splits can supplement your central system to solve the problem. They deliver conditioned air through an air handler typically mounted high on a wall. It’s more efficient because moving heated or cooled air through all that ductwork can reduce efficiency by up to 30%.

As many as four air handlers can connect to one outdoor condenser. Each has its own thermostat and can be set to a different temperature based on personal preference, eliminating the hot and cold spots.

Imagine the peace in your house when these ductless heat pumps end the thermostat battle. No more complaining about it being too hot in one room and too cold in another.

Mini splits are the perfect choice for your new office or media room in that converted attic or garage. You can heat AND cool those areas without connecting them to your central system.

The upfront costs are lower since there’s no ductwork. The installation is relatively easy. The only requirement is a small hole to connect the air handlers to the condenser. The outdoor unit can be hidden in trees and shrubs up to 50 feet away.

Another amazing air conditioning solution if you have a radiant or boiler heating system is a Unico cooling system.  While this system has ductwork, it is flexible ductwork and can be added to a home without affecting the aesthetics of the room.  

Let our Mast experts show you how Fujitsu mini splits or Unico cooling system can make your home more comfortable this summer.