Ductless HVAC Systems in Littleton, CO
Air ducts provide a pathway through which heated or cooled air can travel throughout a home for comfort in every room. So if all or part of your home is without ducts, you may think that central heating and cooling is not really an option for you. Too many people heat or cool their homes with inefficient, noisy, and ineffective portable systems, when central air conditioning and heating is certainly an option—even with no ducts.
Enter the ductless system. These high-wall units are becoming more and more common in our area as homeowners realize they don’t have to do major home renovations to get the comfort they need. You can get your new ductless mini split in Littleton, CO from the experts at Southwest Heating and Cooling. We service all makes and models!
Ductless System Setup
A ductless mini split does not work like a room air conditioner or a window unit. It has a separate outdoor unit, just like any standard central air conditioner. The difference is that there are many indoor units it connects to, rather than just one central indoor air handler/blower unit.
The wall units are mounted up high, sending air directly into the room. Refrigerant moves from the outdoor unit to the inside over and over again, but that doesn’t mean you have to make major renovations. A hole that’s only about 3" wide is drilled into the wall to feed the refrigerant and electrical lines through, and the rest is just proper mounting.
A Ductless Mini Split Is a Heat Pump
Some people don’t realize that most ductless systems are actually heat pumps. That means that they offer high–efficiency air conditioning and heating in one! Refrigerant is able to transfer heat into the home in the winter, and transfer heat out of the house in the summer for air conditioning. While you may need a supplemental system to get you through freezing temperatures, this system works well most of the year.
Ductless Mini Split Maintenance
Ductless mini splits are much more durable and efficient than portable air conditioners and window units. However, you’ll need to keep them maintained to ensure they remain as effective as possible.
Ductless heating and air conditioning systems still have filters, one for each indoor unit. These must be replaced or cleaned (depending on the filter type) according to manufacturer instructions every 1–3 months, or else they may block airflow. In addition, you should have professionals come to maintain your entire ductless system twice a year.
Quality Services for Heating and Air Conditioning
Ductless air conditioning and heating systems need professional services to stay in good shape. That’s just what you’ll get from the friendly team at Southwest Heating and Cooling. We service even those systems we didn’t install in the first place, providing routine maintenance and the repairs you need to keep your system running.
We’ve been in this business for over 40 years, so you can trust us to find the ductless solution your home needs. For quality heating and cooling services in Littleton, CO you can count on us.