Ductless systems are a great option for Oregonians due to the weather we have throughout the year. Since a ductless heat pump system combines heating and cooling in one unit, it can do both with added efficiency. Since Oregonians reliably use both heating and cooling, ductless is a very attractive choice. Still, there is a lot of confusion about ductless HVAC systems. We want to answer some of the most commonly asked questions.
How Can an HVAC System Work Without Ducts?
Inventors in the HVAC field have always known the inherent inefficiency of ducts. As they transport heated or cooled air throughout your home, ducts absorb this energy and can sap up to 30% of heating efficiency. Add that to the dirt and grime that can easily accumulate in ducts and cause unhealthy indoor air quality.
So, when an innovation allowed for a system that bypassed this, it would be inherently more efficient. The way it works is with an outdoor and an indoor unit connected by a small refrigerant line. This directly pumps in heated and cooled air to the rooms of your home with little to no loss of efficiency.
Can a Ductless System Function as an Add-on to My Other Systems?
The answer is yes! Ductless systems are great for additions to your home. We love it especially for garages that almost never have connections to existing ducts in the home. When the winter hits, the garage can become an unusable space without proper heating. Additionally, ductless systems can be great for allergy sufferers since they do not use the same ducts as the rest of the house might. All of that accumulated pollen and pet dander in your ducts can cause major allergies, but not if you use a ductless system.
If you find yourself struggling with any of these common HVAC issues, contact the experts at Morrison Heating & Cooling today at (503) 683-7077 or you can fill out a convenient online contact form. We are taking the COVID-19 crisis very seriously and are taking the utmost care to keep you and your family healthy and protected while we work.