When you're renovating your home and plan to put in a new HVAC system, you may want to consider installing a ductless HVAC system. These have some advantages over a traditional system that includes ducts. For one thing, you won't have to devote space in your home for ducts, which could be important if you plan to finish the attic or add a second story to your house. Here are some other advantages of a ductless HVAC system.

The Air In Your Home Could Stay Cleaner

One problem with ducts is they collect dust and other particles over the years that can affect the quality of the air you breathe. Rats can invade ducts too, and the air that circulates through your home then blows over rat droppings. It's even possible for mold to grow inside ducts and, every time the HVAC kicks on, the spores are blown around your house. If you have allergies, these things might aggravate your symptoms. This could lead to the need for frequent duct cleaning that adds to the cost of operating the HVAC.

When you install a ductless system, all of these problems are eliminated since there are no ducts at all.

A Ductless Unit Is Usually More Efficient

Because there are no ducts, the ductless systems are more efficient. A lot of variables affect how efficient your HVAC is no matter what kind you have. However, when a system has ducts, the blower sends chilled or heated air through them to distribute the air throughout your house. This can lead to a loss of heating or cooling by the time the air comes out of the register. Also, if there is a gap in a duct, then heated or cooled air will leak out in the attic. By eliminating ducts, no air is lost in a ductless system. The blower is mounted on the wall and air blows directly into the room being treated.

A Ductless HVAC Offers More Control

Depending on the size of your house, the size of the HVAC, and your preferences, you might have a single blower for your house or you may have multiple blowers spread through different rooms. Each blower has its own controls. This allows you to keep one room nice and cool while another room is warmer. That way, you don't waste money heating empty bedrooms and you'll be able to have your own room as cool as you like while the rest of the house stays warmer and more comfortable for kids and elderly parents.

A ductless HVAC system could be perfect for your renovation, and it eliminates the need to pay for ducts and find a place to position them in your home. A ductless system provides both air conditioning and heat through the use of a heat pump, so it can keep you comfortable all year long. To install a ductless HVAC system, contact a local company like Universal Refrigeration.