How to Go Ductless
Flexibility is the best way to think about going ductless.
Ductless air conditioners and ductless heat pumps—also referred to as mini splits—are the perfect solutions whenever you need to heat and cool a room or building that has no ductwork. They fit any need, any space, any use.
Are you interested in renovating a historic home without ductwork? Ductless mini splits offer the perfect solution for your heating and cooling needs.
Browse through our Dealer Directory to find a nearby Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer for all your ductless solutions. Serving homes and businesses in Southern Colorado, Northern Colorado, Eastern Plains, Western Slope, Denver Metro-West, Denver Metro-East, Denver Metro-North, and the Denver Metro-South area.
How Do Ductless Systems Heat and Cool My Home?
Ductless systems are easy to install and maintain. An outdoor compressor connects to indoor air handlers via a refrigerant line. You can adjust the temperature to your liking with a remote control, or on your smartphone.
You can mount a single air handler to one room or connect multiple air handlers to a single compressor to create zoned heating and cooling. You decide how many air handlers you need and which parts of your home or business would benefit most.
An internal blower inside the air handler helps to circulate conditioned air into the space that it’s in. It also contains a reusable filter that needs regular cleaning to work effectively.
When cycling, the indoor air handler operates much more quietly than a furnace or air conditioner. In fact, new owners often comment that they can’t tell when it’s on.
Is a Ductless Mini Split Right for You?
Here are some factors to consider to determine if a mini split is right for your home or business:
- You live in an older home with no existing ductwork that instead relies on radiators or baseboard heat.
- Your fuel costs keep increasing.
- You want to add heating and cooling to a shed, barn, or garage, where extending the ductwork is difficult.
- You are planning to build a new high-efficiency home without gas-burning appliances.
- You want to eliminate patchy hot or cold spots in your home.
Starting in 2023, under the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), homeowners are eligible for a federal tax credit of 30 percent of the cost, up to $2,000, for qualifying heat pumps. You can also receive a tax credit of up to $600 on qualifying high-efficiency air conditioning units.
Only certain models qualify for the tax credit, and you must have a tax liability from which to reduce your taxes. Consult your tax advisor for advice.
The Advantages of Going Ductless
Aside from tax benefits, here are a few other benefits of going ductless:
- Enjoy Cleaner Air
Ductwork tends to leak over time, allowing outside contaminants to pollute your circulating air. A ductless system eliminates this issue altogether. Plus, mini split filters constantly filter the air in the room where they are located, allowing for improved indoor air quality (IAQ).
- Efficiency Savings
Most ductless systems include variable-speed compressors that can provide up to 40 percent more efficient operation compared to conventional systems. A variable-speed compressor allows your system to run longer at lower speeds, reducing wear and tear on the components and eliminating the constant cycling that drives up your energy bills.
- More Comfort
Multiple air handlers allow you to adjust different temperatures throughout your home, creating the perfect zoned temperature setting for every room.
- Environmentally Friendly
Certified ENERGY STAR® systems used in a whole house setting avoid more than 4,500 pounds of greenhouse gas emissions, on average, over the course of their lifespan compared to standard systems. No combustion means better indoor air quality because there are no direct emissions, such as carbon dioxide or carbon monoxide.
Why Choose Carrier
Carrier has been named the best HVAC company of 2023 by U.S. News & World Report’s 360 Reviews team. This is the second consecutive year that Carrier ranked No. 1.
Carrier requires all its products to be installed by North American Technician Excellence (NATE)-certified technicians who have been trained at their Indianapolis factory. This ensures the unit is installed correctly, and that the technician is qualified to maintain and repair it in the future.
Go Ductless Today
Click our Find a Dealer link in our Carrier Colorado directory to reach a Carrier dealer in your neighborhood. Going ductless is a great way to improve your comfort and lower your home’s energy costs.