bryant ductlessMany homes have a room (or two) that just don't seem to get as cool as the rest of the house. Instead of avoiding that room for four or five months every year (in South Carolina), it might be worth investigating if a ductless unit or system is right for you.

 

What Causes Hot Spots?


There could be a number of reasons causing a room to be hotter than the rest. Depending on the size of your home, it could simply be the distance of the room from the cooling unit. Another common cause is the angle and position of the sun shining into that room during the summer months. That sunny room could get significantly warmer without causing the thermostat to kick on the cool air for the entire house (which would also gobble up energy).

 

If the hot spot room is part of an addition to the home, it might not have been set up with ductwork to carry cool air to that space. Not including ductwork in an addition is a common thing people do to try to save some money on their addition. Many homeowners believe that keeping the doors open to that addition will allow enough cool air to flow through and keep it comfortable (it's usually not). A similar situation happens with separate outdoor spaces, such as sheds, workshops and pool houses. Being a separate building from the main house means no ductwork to connect to the main heating and cooling system.

The Ductless System Solution


Ductless systems don't use the ductwork of the main heating and cooling system. They can be mounted in the ceiling, along the floor or high on a wall. You can choose a ductless system that only provides cooling or provides heating and cooling for year-round comfort. Here are a few more benefits of a ductless unit or system to consider:

 

  • Cools (or heats) only the space you need, without impacting the rest of the house.
  • Much more energy-efficient than dropping the temperature on the thermostat to try to get that hot spot to feel comfortable (and turning every other room in the house into a freezer).
  • Many Bryant ductless units and systems are also Energy Star Certified to save you money and conserve energy.
  • Bryant offers ductless options for residential and light commercial. So, if that hot spot space is in your business location instead of your home, Bryant has options for you too.

There is plenty of summertime heat to come in coastal South Carolina. You don't have to settle for hot spots or vacate rooms for the next few months. A ductless system can make every room cool and comfortable. Call Carolina Comfort Systems to explore your ductless options.

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Ductless SingleZone Highwall F cat smA ductless system is useful in a number of situations where traditional ductwork is non-existent or would be much more costly to expand. Bring heating (or cooling) to a variety of types of rooms and spaces in an energy-efficient way. Let's take a look!

Places and Spaces Ideal for Ductless Systems

There are a variety of places and spaces where a ductless system would be an ideal solution to provide heating and cooling without the need for pre-existing ductwork or for costly expansion of the existing ductwork into a new space. Here are a few of those spaces and places:

  • Garages - detached and attached
  • Outdoor work sheds
  • Rooms added on to your home
  • Basements
  • Attics
  • In-law cottages
  • Pool houses
  • Rooms in your home rarely used
  • Rooms in your home that receive less heat from your HVAC system
  • Depending on the size of your home and the layout of the ductwork from your HVAC system and the power of your HVAC system, there might be rooms that just never seem to get enough heat, including rooms farthest from the HVAC system, basements, attics and bonus rooms or additions to your home. Structures detached from the home also may need an efficient solution for heating and cooling as these separate buildings are rarely connected to your primary HVAC system and getting an entire system for a small structure would be too costly. These situations are where ductless systems are an ideal solution.

Ductless Systems Save Energy and Money

Ductless systems are comprised of an outdoor unit that connects to an indoor unit, often wall-mounted, that dispenses the heat (or cool) - no ductwork needed. They save energy by providing heat just where you need it and not in rooms where you don't. Bryant offers 29 ductless systems that are Energy Star qualified for all types of spaces and conserve electricity. Bryant ductless systems also use inverter technology for consistent temperature and quieter operation. Bryant systems also feature a variable compressor that self-adjusts for speed so your ductless unit saves money by running only at the speed it needs and not running on full speed at all times.

Ready to learn more and see if there is a Bryant ductless system that will work for your chilly space? Call Carolina Comfort Systems!

 

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