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Ductless Heating in Durham, NC by Bud Matthews Services

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For many decades, the standard way that a central forced-air heating system (such as a furnace) warmed up a house was to send the heated air through a network of air ducts leading to the different rooms. Although this is an effective way to heat a large space, ductwork also comes with drawbacks, such as air loss through leaks, consumption of space, and dust and dirt collecting in the ventilation system.

There is an alternative for heating a home that doesn’t require any ductwork at all. A ductless mini split heat pump is a device that provides central comfort for a house but doesn’t have any ducts. If you’re interested in finding out if ductless heating is a good option for your house, call on Bud Matthews Services. We have experience installing, replacing, repairing, and maintaining ductless mini split systems in Durham, NC, and we will be glad to schedule whatever service you may need.

The heating experts at Bud Matthews Services offer ductless heating services in Durham, NC and the surrounding areas.

How Does a Ductless Heating System Work?

A ductless heating system is a type of heat pump. It operates by circulating refrigerant between an indoor and outdoor set of coils, drawing heat from the outdoors and then releasing it indoors. What sets it apart from a conventional heat pump is that a ductless system uses multiple indoor units, rather than a single one connected to ductwork. The indoor units are small air handlers that contain a blower fan and a refrigerant coil. The units are mounted in different rooms, and each connects through the back of the wall to the outdoor unit with a power and refrigerant line. The air handler sends heated air directly into a room, without any need for ducts.

Reasons to Consider Installing a Ductless Mini Split System

Here are some of the benefits to weigh when you are considering having a ductless system installed.

  • Heating and cooling: As with other heat pumps, a ductless mini split can reverse the direction it moves heat and also operate as an air conditioner. You’ll have comfort for the entire year with only a single installation.
  • Energy efficiency: A ductless heating system has smaller mechanical parts than a standard heat pump, so it costs less to run. It also will save you money because it has no ducts that can develop leaks and start to lose heat to the outside.
  • Zone control: Because each air handler can be operated separate from the others, you only have to provide heating (or cooling) to rooms that are currently in use. This is another way that a ductless mini split will save you money.

We Offer Ductless Heating and Cooling Services in Durham, NC

If you don’t have a ductless mini split heat pump in your home, you’re probably intrigued with the possibility of having one installed. They aren’t right for all houses, however: they work best with new buildings and new construction that doesn’t have space for ducts, or for remodeling work and add–on rooms. Let our specialists help you discover if a ductless mini split is one of your best options.

For homes that already have a ductless system installed, you can rely on Bud Matthews Services whenever it’s time to repair it or arrange for its routine maintenance. We have many decades of experience keeping homes in Durham, NC warm.