Do you love the charm of older homes in the Milwaukee area? Do you wish they had the perks of modern-day conveniences, like more efficient air conditioning in the summer and heat in the winter? Did you build an addition on your home or transform an unused attic space into a bonus room, but didn’t have room in the budget (or the walls) to install traditional ductwork? Maybe you are looking for a safer, more energy-friendly option than a bulky window A/C unit or noisy space heater?

If any of these scenarios sound familiar, a ductless split system from West Allis Heating & Air Conditioning may be the solution for more comfortable indoor temperatures and air quality.

How Does a Ductless System Work?

A ductless split system consists of an outdoor condensing unit and an indoor air handler. They are connected by small lines filled with refrigerant that absorbs or releases energy to maintain your comfort. A single outdoor unit can service up to eight rooms. And there’s no energy loss like you get when treated air has to travel through ductwork to reach each area.

The compressor speed has the ability to self-modulate, so the ultra-quiet system only draws energy when needed. And because the system operates at variable speeds, you enjoy steady temperatures, better indoor air quality, and greater savings.

The Benefits of a Ductless Split System

Ductless systems are ideal for hard-to-handle areas, like rooms without ductwork or those that are too hot or cold. Here are the top reasons to choose a ductless system:

More Savings—Ductless systems help you save up to 50 percent on utility bills because you heat or cool areas as needed.

More Customization—Individual, programmable thermostats let you cool or heat specific zones to the temperature of your liking.

More Space and Style—There’s no loss of room space and no need to rebuild walls or ceilings around bulky ductwork.

Less Noise—Significantly quieter—and safer—than a standard window A/C unit or electric space heater.

Less Bulk—The small, low-profile design allows units to be mounted on walls, ceilings, or near the floor.

Less Time—No extensive ductwork means installation can be performed quickly.

Will A Ductless System Work for You?

While a ductless split system isn’t something we recommend for everyone, it can be a beneficial option for certain homes. Contact one of our WAH Comfort Advisors to see if a ductless system may be right for you.