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The Hidden Environmental Benefits of Ductless Heating and Cooling

June 18, 2018

Homeowners who are interested in installing a ductless heating and cooling system, and those who already have, are probably aware of the environmental benefits of these systems. From energy efficiency to increased air quality, ductless heating and cooling options allow homeowners to feel good about their whole-home comfort.

But did you know that there are hidden environmental benefits of ductless heating and cooling systems? Not only are these systems quiet, controllable, and efficient, but they carry environmental benefits that you might not be aware of, such as:

Many Manufacturers Are Dedicated to Environmentally-Friendly Practices

When it comes to the environmental impact of ductless or mini-split heating and cooling systems, it doesn’t stop at being energy efficient. Many manufacturers of these pieces of home machinery are dedicated to lowering their overall environmental impact and work hard to be future-forward companies dedicated to employee and community well-being.

For example, some manufacturers are utilizing energy-saving technologies to limit the amount of CO2 they emit, while others are increasing air quality by decreasing the number of harmful emissions during manufacturing of ductless heating and cooling systems.

Ductless Heating and Cooling Can Protect Your Indoor Air During Wildfire Season

Although we’d rather avoid wildfires altogether, they are a natural occurrence in the Pacific Northwest. These wildfires often emit harmful air particles, increasing concentrations of them both outside and inside homes. During times when a wildfire is burning, indoor air particle concentrations can create respiratory issues for homeowners and their loved ones.

To cleanse interior air, a ductless heat pumps can help to filter the air. They may also help with reducing the amount of particulate, but we still recommend that the you, as a homeowner, add a good air purification system unit for additional filtering as well, such as Daiken Air Purifiers.

Ductless Systems Extract Heat

Traditional centralized heating and cooling systems create cool air using energy, meaning that a lot of energy is used during times of the year when heating and cooling systems are working at full blast. In contrast, ductless heating and cooling systems extract heat from the existing interior environment, making them energy-efficient and cost-effective.

Not only are ductless heating and cooling systems an environmentally beneficial choice, but they can be a socially conscious one, too. Fujitsu, a ductless heating and cooling system manufacturer, has environmental education activities that create a nurturing environment and helps employees make more environmentally conscious choices, from which they can earn rewards.

Whether you’re interested in a ductless heating and cooling system for its environmental benefits or simply to save the space in your home that is traditionally cluttered with air ducts, Alpine Ductless is here to help. For more information, contact us today.

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