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Ductless Air Conditioning and Heating Systems in Birmingham, AL
When most people think of climate control systems, the first thing that comes to mind is central air conditioning and heating. While central AC and heating systems are a viable option for many people when it comes to climate control, they are not the only option. There are plenty of different climate control systems available on the market, each suited to a different set of needs and circumstances. One of those options is ductless systems. Western Sales & Services, Inc. installs, repairs, maintains, and replaces ductless systems throughout Birmingham, AL. If you need ductless services of any kind, call today to schedule an appointment.
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What Is a Ductless System?
A ductless system is a type of heat pump that eschews ducts in favor of air handlers. An air handler is installed in each room of the home that needs climate control, with up to four indoor air handlers connected to a single outdoor unit. Each air handler has its own thermostat, which allows it to operate separately from the rest of the system.
Like all heat pumps, a ductless system operates by evaporating and condensing refrigerant to move heat from one place to another. When in cooling mode, the air handler evaporates refrigerant to absorb heat from the air inside the room. The refrigerant gas is then sent outside, where it is condensed into liquid again to release the collected heat outside of the home. In heating mode, the opposite occurs, with heat being collected from the air outside and released into the home.
Advantages of Installing a Ductless System
Most people install ductless systems, and other heat pumps, because they are able to provide complete climate control services. Rather than having one system for heating and one for cooling, a ductless system can provide you with climate control all year round. Ductless systems also don’t have to burn fuel to generate heat, which makes them quite a bit more energy efficient than traditional combustion–based heating systems.
The advantage that ductless systems have over other heat pumps is that they grant much more control over indoor climate than other systems. Each air handler can operate separately from the rest of the system, which means you can set the ideal temperature for each room without affecting the rest of the house. This will make your home more energy efficient, and more comfortable.
How to Keep Your Ductless System Healthy with Regular Maintenance
Like all climate control systems, ductless systems require the occasional repair and maintenance services if they are to remain in good condition. You’re going to want to make sure to schedule preventive maintenance at least twice a year, once in the spring and once in the fall. Most climate control systems only require maintenance services once a year, but since ductless systems are used all year round they require more maintenance. You’re also going to want to call for repairs as soon as you notice a problem with your system. Ductless issues get worse the longer they are allowed to progress, so the sooner we can get to your system, the better off it will be. Western Sales & Services, Inc. offers a full range of ductless services throughout Birmingham, AL. Call today for an appointment.