Heating System Options: Why Go Ductless?

Monday, January 29th, 2018 by Michele Alicky

Winters in Connecticut can be pretty severe, as you well know by now. If you are beginning the hunt for a new heating system this year, remember to take your time so that you can choose your system wisely. Of course you want to have your system in place before the coldest time of the year arrives, but with so many heating options available, you really don’t want to rush through the system selection process. One option that is worth your serious consideration is a ductless heating system. Ductless heating in homes is becoming more and more common. Read on, and let Pelletier Mechanical Services, LLC know if you think that ductless heating is the right fit for your needs. 

How Ductless Heating Works

A ductless heater uses heat pump technology to utilize the heat in the air outside, even on very cold days, in order to heat one’s home efficiently. Refrigerant in the system absorbs this heat, and is then compressed. This increased thermal energy is then used to heat air for distribution throughout the house. Rather than distribute air via a system of ductwork, though, individual, wall-mounted blowers are used to do so. Typically, an outdoor unit can support up to four of these blowers. The indoor and outdoor components of the system are connected via a simple conduit, in which you’d find the power, refrigerant, and necessary drainage lines. The blowers are controlled independently of one another, each with its own thermostat.

Benefits of Ductless Heating

There are few great benefits that you’ll enjoy in utilizing ductless heating. First of all, the heat pump technology used makes ductless heating quite efficient. This efficiency is boosted further by the fact that there is no risk of air loss via leaky or damaged ductwork, as there is no ductwork in such systems. Plus, because the blowers are controlled independently of one another, you can easily take advantage of zone controlled heating. When summer comes around, of course, you can also use your ductless mini split to cool your home. Contact us today to schedule service.


Call Pelletier Mechanical Services, LLC at (860) 283-0316. We service the following towns in Connecticut: Thomaston, Watertown, Oakville, Waterbury, Plymouth, Bristol, Terryville, Northfield, Morris, Litchfield and Harwinton.



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