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Ductless vs Traditional HVAC Systems

April 28, 2023 | Blog

When you’re looking to make your home sleek and modern, it can be easy to leave your appliances behind in your plans. Luckily, there have been a lot of innovations in the HVAC world to help you upgrade your climate control. One of the most popular is the installation of a ductless system. At Trahan’s Heating & Cooling in Louisiana, we’re dedicated to increasing access to professional mini-split installations for your home!

Finding out your best match for HVAC systems depends on your personal preference, but knowing the difference is key to choosing. The main difference between ductless and traditional heating and air conditioning systems is the way they transport air. Traditional systems use ducts and vents throughout your space to consistently cool and heat your home, while ductless systems use a system of air handlers to cool individual rooms.

Ductless Cooling vs. Traditional Cooling

Instead of traditional ducts and vents, ductless systems use an outdoor compressor unit and indoor air handlers to deliver cooled air. This is extremely helpful for houses that need to cool add-ons, garages or workspaces. Ductless ACs are a great option for customizing your home’s climate control.

Ductless units offer lots of different qualities such as greater efficiency, easy installation and the ability to change the temperature of rooms separately from each other. Unfortunately, it’s not as useful for large buildings or extreme climates.

Are Ductless Mini-Splits Right For You?

A large part of traditional HVAC maintenance involves your ducts. These metal tubes that exist throughout your house carry warm and cold air, dispensing them through vents. Ductless systems only use a cable and a box, but the right choice for you depends on factors such as:

1. Size

The size of your home can have a huge impact on which HVAC system will work best for you. While ductless systems are known to be more effective and less costly, larger homes will see less effective heating altogether. This is because ducted systems are able to cover a lot more space than a singular air handler, especially in houses that are over 2,000 square feet.

2. Preferred Aesthetic

While traditional units take up space in your attic and crawlspaces, they’re generally very discreet and don’t often affect the aesthetic of your home. Other than the vents, the majority of the ductwork and the physical units are hidden from view and don’t have a huge effect on the way your home looks. Ductless systems are viewable in your home, which may be a dealbreaker for those who are concerned about visible air handlers on the walls or ceiling.

3. Existing Ductwork

If your home has existing ductwork, ductless AC systems may not be for you. When comparing the cost-effectiveness of your current system, the energy saving cost easily goes to the ductless system. However, when considering the combined cost of eliminating the ductwork and installing a ductless AC system, it’s best to install this type of unit in houses that have less existing ductwork. Instead, opt for going ductless in spaces that need additional cooling, like your home office, garage or home extension.

Call Today For A Louisiana Ductless AC Installation!

When you’re trying to escape the southern heat, you need the best HVAC system to help you. Luckily, trying to find the best unit for you doesn’t have to be difficult. By consulting a qualified technician, you can have honest and expert input into what will work best for you.

At Trahan’s Heating & Cooling in Houma, Louisiana, we have dedicated ourselves to helping families. We have been serving Louisiana since 1964, offering 24/7 service to keep our customers comfortable year-round. Whether you’re interested in a ductless AC installation or are looking for comprehensive HVAC services, we’re there for you. Don’t delay – call today for friendly and expert service.

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