Are you planning to replace your HVAC system this year? You should consider installing a ductless system in your Palm Harbor, Florida, home. Before purchasing a ductless HVAC system, think about your home’s infrastructure, your budget, and HVAC sizing requirements.
Your Home’s Infrastructure
Traditional HVAC systems rely on ductwork to deliver heat and air conditioning throughout a home. Older homes, however, don’t always have ductwork. Installing ductwork is an expensive project, one that you should carefully consider before any work begins.
Alternatively, ductless HVAC systems are easier to install than HVAC systems requiring traditional ductwork. The connection between the indoor and outdoor units requires only a small hole drilled through a wall to connect the two components. As a result, you can have your new HVAC system installed and operating in a short period of time.
Think carefully about how much you’re planning to spend on the purchase and installation of a replacement HVAC system. An HVAC system is a major investment in your home, and it’s a significant purchase that can impact your household budget. A ductless HVAC system costs on average about 30 percent more than central forced-air systems, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.
HVAC Sizing Requirements
To ensure your HVAC system will correctly heat and cool your home, you’ll want an HVAC service technician to perform a load calculation. This load calculation will help your technician correctly size your new HVAC system for your home.
Ductless HVAC systems require careful sizing of each indoor air handling unit to ensure the best location for installation. Incorrectly located units or oversized units can result in short-cycling. When installed properly, however, ductless HVAC systems occupy less space in the home than traditional HVAC equipment.
Contact Crystal Air Conditioning & Heating today at 727-877-3189 for professional HVAC system installation and maintenance.
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