In a duct-based HVAC system, air ducts transport conditioned air throughout the home. Many budget-conscious homeowners in Sarasota have turned to ductless HVAC systems to save money and improve air quality and energy efficiency. If you’re considering a ductless system, consider these cost considerations.
Many homeowners resist the need to replace their HVAC components because they’re concerned about the up-front costs, and labor makes up a significant part of the expense. Since ductless systems take less time to install, you’ll pay less for the labor portion of your bill. Plus, you’ll spend less time waiting for the technicians to finish the job, so you can return to work or other obligations sooner.
A split ductless system allows you to control the temperature in different parts of your home independently. If you spend most of your day in your home office, for example, you can still stay comfortable without having to waste energy cooling the bedrooms that nobody’s using. Your monthly energy bills go down because you’re only using the power you need to stay comfortable.
Reduced Heat Loss and Gain
Air ducts add about 30 percent more energy consumption to your whole household use. If you eliminate the need for ducts, you lose less heat during the winter and gain less from outdoors during the summer. This is especially true if your ductwork system runs through unregulated areas in the home like an unfinished attic, basement, or crawlspace.
When you use more modern appliances and HVAC systems in your home, you use less energy. Modern technology brings with it new ways to control your spending so you don’t accidentally exceed your budget. If you can control your thermostat more precisely, you’ll save money in the long run.
Deciding to upgrade your system takes time and considerable thought. Compare the cost benefits of a ductless HVAC system against those of other systems, then give us a call at (941) 758-3080 to schedule a visit from a technician.
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