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Benefits of Using a Ductless System for Gig Harbor Residents

August 28, 2018

If you’re a homeowner in Gig Harbor, one of the concerns you’ll have over the course of the year is heating and cooling your house. Washington State gets the brunt of four full seasons, so there's just as much need for heat in the winter as there is for cooling in the summer.

One solution for maintaining a comfortable environment all year round is a ductless system. But what makes this system a good idea for Gig Harbor? Let's find out!

Perfect for Extensions

Sometimes a homeowner will finally take the plunge and decide to finish an attic to take advantage of all that extra space. Or maybe even enlarge a home by building an extension, such as a sunroom, or additional office space. In these situations, a traditional solution of centralized A/C and heating is far too costly. The time, effort, and money required to lay out new ducts and vents are often not worth it.

A ductless system, however, doesn't need any of this. It runs off the electricity provided by the home and offers similar heating and cooling effects for the same comfort. Don't compromise on sweating in your new attic space or having to keep a window open with an inefficient and noisy window A/C unit, go ductless instead!

More Efficient

If you have a ductless system running throughout your entire home, you can actually experience a significant boost in your energy efficiency in one critical way: room to room environmental maintenance. Centralized heating and cooling systems blow air throughout every room in a home, regardless of whether those rooms are actually in use or not.

With a ductless system, you have more control. If only the bedrooms need to be kept at cooler temperatures at bedtime, the other rooms can be set to reflect different comfort needs. No need to shut the units completely off. In fact, it is recommended that units are kept running rather than turning them on and off all the time, to maintain efficiency.

No Duct Loss

As the name implies, a ductless system has no ducts and no vents, and that means no loss of warm or cold air. Depending on the condition of the vents, whether they are physically sound and clean, up to 30% of the processed air in a furnace or A/C unit may be lost in the vents or to the outside and never actually make it into the rooms of a house.

With a ductless system, this is not an issue. The warm or cold air is generated directly within a room and goes straight to that same room. The unit comforts the room’s occupants with no leakage, "bleeding," or loss because there is no traveling through ducts involved.


If you're looking for an upgrade to your old heating and cooling systems in Gig Harbor, then maybe a ductless system is the answer for you. Get in touch with Alpine Ductless, so we can talk about it and assess your home's needs. You can start benefiting from the convenience, comfort, and greater control that comes from a ductless environmental system today!

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