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The Pros of Ductless HVAC Systems

Ductless HVAC systems have gotten many people talking. With the push towards more energy-efficiency and reducing your carbon footprint on the environment, the desire to heat and cool only the areas of your home or office that need it is taking center stage. You may even have been thinking about how to save energy in your home or office as well. So, what exactly is ductless HVAC systems? How do they work? And are they worth the investment?

Atlantis Comfort Systems offers the best commercial and residential heating and cooling systems in Rhode Island. Our top-rated HVAC company offers the highest-quality products at affordable rates with the best customer service. From furnace repairs to air conditioning installation, our HVAC specialists can offer great advice and help you choose the right system to meet your needs and that will comfortably heat and cool your space. Below, we'll go over in more detail ductless HVAC systems. Contact our team to learn more today!

What is a Ductless HVAC System?

Ductless HVAC Systems (also called mini-split systems), which describes how a ductless heating and cooling system is set up. In essence, the traditional HVAC system is cut into two parts in a ductless HVAC system with the air handler being indoors and the compressor/condenser being outdoors. Each air handler connects to a separate room and to the outdoor condenser. No ductwork is used in this system. These HVAC systems are installed either high on a wall, ceiling, an outside wall, or low to the floor.


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You don't need ductwork

This is probably obvious, but since it is one of the most popular reasons why people invest in ductless HVAC systems, it's worth mentioning. Ductless HVAC systems work well in older homes, historic homes, or smaller spaces, making them quite popular here on the East coast.

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Individual room climate control

Each air handler in each room is connected to a separate thermostat, which enables you to set the temperature for each room individually. This is great for when you are not using rooms in your home or office; you won't have to heat or cool them if you choose not to, which can save you a lot in utility bills


They can replace your window units

If you are relying primarily on window units to heat or cool your home, then ductless HVAC systems may be for you. These systems require less space and you don't have to have your unit take up an entire open window to work.

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Easy installation

Ductless HVAC systems are easy to install, requiring only a small hole in an outer wall that will attach to the condenser unit that sits outside.

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Incredibly energy-efficient

Atlantis Comfort Systems in Rhode Island points out that when considering a ductless HVAC system, cost most definitely comes into play. These HVAC systems are highly efficient because they are smaller and are only responsible for heating or cooling small spaces, resulting in lower utility bills. Furthermore, ductwork can lose a lot of heat from the heat transfer effect. Simply by taking out that piece of the airflow, you can save up to 25% or more on your energy bill. In addition the compressors in ductless HVAC systems do not shut off like your furnace or air conditioner would; they simply slow down. Just like starting your car, it takes a lot more energy to start your HVAC system repeatedly.



Ductless HVAC systems are extremely affordable when compared to central air and heating, making heating and cooling your home or office space cheap. The ductwork alone can be expensive, especially if you are installing ductwork in a home with no existing ductwork.



Since only a small hole has to be drilled to install a ductless HVAC system, there is little chance a burglar will enter your home through it, as opposed to a window air conditioning unit that is relatively easy to remove should someone target your home.


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Atlantis Comfort Systems is Rhode Island's best HVAC company. We offer both residential and commercial HVAC services to keep you, your family, your customers, and your employees comfortable all year round. Whether you need furnace replacement, air duct installation, or air conditioning repair, your expert HVAC technicians have got you covered. We offer friendly, courteous service, and we're always on time. We understand that it can be an imposition for your HVAC specialist to come to your home or office. We offer efficient diagnostics and timely service so your heating and cooling can be back up and running in no time. With over 10 years of experience, our certified HVAC technicians can answer all of your questions and offer useful advice. We can help you choose the right heating and cooling system for your home or office space, whether you live in a one-bedroom condo or your need to heat a huge commercial warehouse. We offer free estimates on all of our services. We pride ourselves on offering comparable pricing that is affordable. We offer only the best brands of furnaces and air conditioners to meet any budget.

Atlantis Comfort Systems offers numerous HVAC services aimed at our commercial customers, such as design assistance, constructability evaluation, equipment and material selection, controls, and system performance parameters. We also offer multi-family HVAC services for your duplex, apartment complex, or multi-floor office complex. Contact our HVAC company in Rhode Island today!