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Heating and cooling a room doesn’t mean ductwork has to be involved. Check out these ideas for a ductless HVAC system!
Most homeowners hate the thought of having to renew their home’s heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) unit because it’s a lot of work. Upgrading the appliances themselves is easy but the problem lies in the ductwork, which can be costly and time-consuming.
Ducts used to be the heart and soul of a standard home’s HVAC unit but those days are long gone. It’s now more possible to heat and cool your home with literally zero ductwork. Here are a few tried and tested tips.
Invest in a Ductless HVAC System
The best way to cool your room without having to rely on ducts is to simply go ductless! These revolutionary systems are made up of two elements which include an outdoor condenser and an indoor unit. Connecting the two units is a special refrigerant pipe.
The indoor unit is equipped with heat exchangers as well as a fan that can distribute warm or cool air inside your house. It’s a superior cooling and heating system in the sense that it has less maintenance compared to regular HVAC units with ducts. Moreover, you don’t have to worry about the ducts that tend to get leaks and other issues over time.
If your home already comes with a duct, you can upgrade to these new systems instead. While they are more expensive, they are more practical in the long run.
You also have to consider the fact that when getting ductwork done, you’ll spend several dollars more on remodeling purposes. For these units, you only have to pay for the outdoor and indoor units only.
Open Up Windows
If you’re not in an area that doesn’t experience extreme hot or cold temperatures, then you can simply open up windows. Every home benefits from proper air circulation. When it’s summer, simply open up more windows and rearrange your furniture so that air circulates better.
During the cold, close all windows and use thick curtains to prevent the cold from lowering your home’s temperatures. Medical experts also suggest opening up windows to help any contaminants move out of the house. It’s the perfect time to practice opening up windows now that you are most likely stuck at home because of the pandemic.
Move the Furniture Around
Believe it or not, the way your furniture is situated in your home actually affects ventilation. The more cluttered your rooms are, the harder it is for air to flow freely. Your home will benefit from more open spaces and fewer furniture blocking areas where air can flow through naturally.
Moving furniture around is a much better alternative than having to install new ducts inside the room. It’s basically a remodeling of your house to have new ducts.
Ducts used to be the go-to system to ensure that a home is well-ventilated. Thanks to advancements in HVAC technology, as well as housekeeping techniques, you don’t need to rely on such an outdated and flawed system. With our tips above, your home can be as cool and as warm as you want it to.