Planning to Remodel? Go Ductless!
December 22, 2022
You probably already know about the advantages of ductless heating and cooling systems—and how they can significantly lower your Marble Falls home’s carbon footprint while improving your indoor air quality (IAQ). But did you know that going ductless is the perfect solution for many remodeling projects? A ductless system, also known as a mini split, can add comfort to areas of your Texas home where ductwork cannot reach. Whether you are remodeling or adding new living space, our team at AAA Air Control is ready to assist.
Remodeling and Ductless Mini SplitsYou want to convert an unused room into a workout space or a guest room. It could be the attic, the basement, or even the attached garage. You have plenty of space, but you will need to extend your ductwork for heating and cooling. A mini split avoids that problem. You can supplement your central HVAC system by adding a ductless system to a specific area of your home. No tearing out walls to add air ducts. It’s just much easier to install. Additional new living space in your home means more work for your HVAC equipment. Plus it can supplement your furnace and AC, giving you the coverage your home needs.
Add More Comfort to Your Older HomeAre you purchasing an older home? Many of our charming historic homes here in Texas, do not have ductwork. Mini splits offer the perfect solution. Doing so provides more than comfort—it can save you money: ENERGY STAR® estimates ductless mini splits use 60 percent less energy to heat and 30 percent less energy to cool than central HVAC systems. You can trust our team at AAA Air Control to recommend the best solution for your home or business. We’ve been serving customers in Texas with quality products from leading manufacturers.
How Does a Ductless Mini Split Work?A mini split has two major components: an outdoor condenser and one or more indoor mounted units. A small conduit housing the condensate drain, suction tubing, refrigerant tubing, and power cable connects the two units. You control the temperature using a remote controller, or on a mobile device app when coupled with a smart thermostat. Want to add a zone control system? Ductless allows you to add multiple air handlers throughout your home. Doing so creates zoning since each air handler has a separate thermostat.
Advantages of Going DuctlessThe best advantage comes from money saving. According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), nearly half of the energy costs in the average home go toward heating and cooling. A ductless system can lower those costs significantly. Other advantages you’ll enjoy:
- Less noise—these systems operate whisper quiet.
- More flexibility—ductwork requires grilles or vents you cannot block with furniture. A ductless system has mounted indoor units that attach to the wall or ceiling.
- Improved air quality—dust, mold, and other contaminants can infiltrate your ductwork.