Ductless heating and ductless air conditioning systems provide some wonderful benefits to homeowners that make them worth considering whenever a new home is being built, a new wing is being added on, or a major upgrade to the heating and cooling system is on the table. Even though we don’t get too many extremes of temperature in the area around Tukwila, Puyallup, Kent, Steilacoom, Graham, University Place, and Tacoma, it’s always best to be prepared with an efficient and effective heating and cooling system, and the modern ductless systems at BTU Mechanical LLC provide exactly that.
The ductless advantage
- When you don’t have to install ducts to conduct conditioned air throughout a home or workplace, that’s one less thing that can go wrong with your heating or cooling system – and ducts do sometimes have problems. They can become obstructed by debris for instance, or anything else that blows through the ducts, or crawls into them. Small birds have even been found in the ductwork of homes and businesses.
- Ductless systems also carry a smaller footprint, with just a compressor stationed outdoors and an indoor unit mounted on the wall of a zone being serviced. Holes drilled through your exterior walls are also much smaller, and interior operation can be almost noiseless, as compared to traditional heating and cooling equipment.
- Much greater efficiency can be obtained through installation of a ductless heat pump or ductless air conditioner, simply because they are not obliged to force conditioned air through a network of ducts, where there will be inevitable leakage and loss. It has been estimated that a typical ducted heating or cooling system may lose as much as 25% of the energy generated to circulate conditioned air. Just think of what that means to your monthly energy bills!
- One other measure of the efficiency of ductless systems lies in the fact that they have inverter-driven compressors, which speed up and slow down automatically, in response to increases or decreases in the need for conditioned air. Traditional air conditioner compressors simply shut off when less cooling is needed, and that means energy-costly startups must follow each shutdown, in order to resume operation.
Some ductless options
All Daikin ductless heat pumps and ductless air conditioning systems have the built-in advantage of an unobtrusive wall-mounted indoor unit, coupled with an almost noiselessly operating outdoor unit, so even under times of maximum stress, the systems can barely be noticed. Units with Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratios (SEER rating) of up to 24.5 are available through BTU Mechanical, to help your home or office enjoy the maximum ratio of consumed energy vs. generated cooling energy. By the same token, heating efficiency can also be obtained with heat pumps having Heating Seasonal Performance Factors (HSPF) of 12.5, demonstrating the same high ratio of consumed energy vs. generated heating energy.
The ideal ductless heating or ductless air conditioning system can be found for any commercial or residential application right here at BTU Mechanical. Expert HVAC specialists can help determine the precise requirements of your home or office, and size your heating or cooling unit accordingly.
Contact us about your ductless system
BTU Mechanical Services is your one-stop shop for all ductless systems in the region, and we’d love to have you join our growing family of satisfied customers. Call us today for information about installing a ductless air conditioner or a ductless heat pump at your residence or place of business. If you like, we can schedule an appointment to evaluate your premises for sizing and other requirements for a ductless system.