There are plenty of ways to save money on heating and air conditioning services. Investing in proper attic ventilation can cut HVAC bills by 10-12%, and installing a programmable thermostat can save the average homeowner about $180 each year in energy costs. Getting your HVAC units installed properly can also save you from an increase in energy costs of up to 30%.
But if you want to save money and get a system that really works, ductless heating and air conditioning is the way to go.
Ductless systems are extremely efficient and deliver hot or cold air into different parts of your home instead of traveling through ducts. They’ve grown in popularity over the past few years because they are cost-effective and efficient, and many construction companies have adopted them when building newer homes.
Energy efficient ductless heating and air conditioning systems save homeowners significant amounts of money on energy bills, and an Energy Star ductless HVAC system can cut yearly heating and cooling expenses by 30%.
Homeowners with ductless systems also have more control over the climate of their home, since each heating and cooling zone in the house can be adjusted. In traditional systems, you only have one thermostat. When you go ductless, you can change temperatures to suit areas in your home instead of settling for one temperature throughout your house.
Ductless systems deliver heating and cooling from the same unit, so they’re often more convenient than relying on one system in the summer and another in winter.
Of course, one of the most basic benefits is the lack of ducts. Ductless HVAC systems are mounted directly on your wall, so you won’t have to worry about traditional HVAC problems like duct leaks and repairs. Your HVAC units will be more visible, but they’ll also be much easier to repair and maintain, and you won’t have to pay for expensive duct repair ever again.
Talk to your HVAC contractor to see if a ductless HVAC system would work in your home!