Ductless HVAC systems, also called mini-split, multi-split, or variable refrigerant flow systems, are more efficient than central heating and air conditioning systems. They’re usually more expensive, but their lower energy costs make them more economical for New Orleans, Louisiana, homes. A ductless system has an outdoor compressor or condenser and one or more indoor air handling units. Instead of ductwork, a conduit that’s only a few inches wide connects the indoor and outdoor units. Ductless HVAC systems are easy to install; you can add zoning, and there’s no leaky ductwork.
A professional can install a ductless system in only a day or two because most parts are assembled at the factory. This makes mechanical problems that waste energy less likely. On the other hand, a central air conditioning system usually takes over a week to install. This makes a ductless HVAC system a great choice for a new addition, a garage, or a home that has never had ductwork. Instead of replacing your central HVAC system, you can add a ductless system to part of your home.
If your ductless system has more than one indoor unit or you have a ductless system in part of your home and another system in the rest of it, you can use zoning. Each area or zone has its own thermostat, so you can set different temperatures for different zones. You won’t have to use energy to heat or cool empty rooms and family members can pick temperatures that make them comfortable.
Ductless HVAC systems can’t lose conditioned air through ductwork with leaks, gaps, or poor insulation. You also won’t have to worry about mold, dust, dirt, or pest droppings that could accumulate in ductwork and spread to the rest of your home. Ductless systems also don’t have to move air through long ducts with many turns.
Bryans United Air Conditioning can help you install, maintain, and repair the best ductless system for your home. We offer a variety of HVAC equipment as well as water heaters and generators. Call us at 504-208-2071 for outstanding service.
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