Why Go Ductless?

Most homeowners have a love/hate relationship with their ductwork.

We love our furnace and how warm, comfortable air circulates through our air ducts into our living room and other spaces.

On the other hand, we hate that we have little to no control over the ductwork and where it extends. Once you install the ductwork, it’s very labor-intensive to maneuver it around—mainly because you will have to knock down a wall to get to it!

Say, for example, that you want to remodel your attic into an extra bedroom. You have the space up there for a king-sized bed, some dressers, and a TV set—but no air ducts to keep you comfortable.

Perhaps you want to turn your detached garage into a guesthouse. Plenty of space—but no air ducts.

Here’s where a ductless system can help. At Midwest Air Pros, we specialize in connecting homes and businesses in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska with qualified contractors who can handle all your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) services. Need a plumber or electrician? We can help with that too.

The Advantages of a Ductless System

A ductless system (also known as a mini split) pairs an outdoor condenser with an indoor air handler. A conduit that houses the condensate drain, suction tubing, refrigerant tubing, and power cable connects the two units.

The beauty of ductless systems is in their flexibility. Maybe you have one room in your home that never feels comfortable. It’s too hot or too cold. You can supplement your existing heating and cooling equipment by adding a ductless system and installing a single air handler in that one room.

Are you building a new home? You can create a standalone system using a ductless heat pump and multiple air handlers for year-round comfort in every part of your home.

Not sure how you want to set up your ductless system? Midwest Air Pros can quickly connect you to an HVAC expert near your home. Together, you can determine the best ductless system for your home.

Other Benefits From Going Ductless

One of the more pleasant benefits of ductless systems is they run on electricity, making them more environmentally friendly than a gas furnace. You reduce your carbon footprint without compromising your comfort!

Other benefits include:

Low maintenance—your biggest task will be to clean the filter in the air handler. Otherwise, these systems are durable and reliable.

Clean air—forced air systems tend to stir up any dust and debris that might accumulate in your ductwork. A well-maintained ductless system promotes healthy indoor air quality (IAQ).

Comfort zoning—Installing multiple air handlers allows you to create a zone control system. Doing so means you only need to heat and air condition the rooms you are using.

Money saver—the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) estimates leaky ductwork can allow up to 40 percent of your conditioned air to escape through tiny holes and cracks. That’s a lot of money slipping out the door! A ductless system eliminates this issue.

More features—Most furnaces have two options: on or off. You can purchase ductless systems with a variable speed compressor that’s similar to a gas pedal on your car. You decide the speed. A variable speed compressor allows you to run your system longer at lower speeds, saving you money on energy costs. Plus, these systems operate whisper quiet.

Find an HVAC Pro Today

Midwest Air Pros makes it easy for you to find a qualified professional to help with your heating and cooling projects. Whether you want to go ductless or install a new water heater, we can find the right company for you. Our directory covers Des Moines, IA, Springfield, MO, Kansas City, MO, Wichita, KS, and Omaha, NE. Find a pro today!