Ductless zoning

What is Ductless Zoning and How Does it Work?

In the past 50 years, residential cooling and heating have made amazing strides. Through new innovations, we can keep our families safer and more comfortable than ever before! In the middle of the 20th century, homeowners in Japan wanted to use air conditioners from the West in their own sweltering homes. Unfortunately, the large, clunky units were not a great fit for their compact housing. As a result, ductless mini-splits were born. Since then, hundreds of thousands of Americans have brought these incredible systems into their own homes.

Achieve the Perfect Temperature Without Compromise

Ductless zoning, or ductless mini-splits as they are sometimes called, allot a single thermostat per zone. This means that you can manage hot or cool spots, as well as please all the members of your family who enjoy different “room temperatures”. No more fighting with your spouse over whether 68 degrees is better than 72. Just adjust the thermostat in the applicable area, and enjoy. Another aspect of ductless heating that is without compromise is the complete lack of, you guessed it, ducts! Installing ductwork can be cumbersome, and some homes won’t even support it at all. Mini-splits allow efficient zoning without all the construction. 

One Outdoor Unit for Multiple Zones

While multiple zones may dredge up images of mountains of equipment, the truth is much more simple. Each zone has its own dedicated air handler. Up to eight of those air handlers are then connected to a single outdoor compressor unit. Larger homes that require more coverage may need a second compressor unit. Remember how we mentioned the thermostats previously? Well, those can be adjusted independently of the other air handlers, giving you truly unparalleled climate customization. 

Why You May Consider Ductless Zoning

These systems are enjoyed by thousands of homeowners across the United States. You may want to consider ductless zoning for your own house if:

  • It has multiple levels that your current HVAC struggles to heat or cool evenly.
  • You keep coming across hot or cold spots. 
  • Your family constantly argues over the “right” temperature. 
  • There are rooms in your home that don’t need to always be heated and cooled.
  • Installing ductwork is just not possible in your home. 

Ductless zoning is a great way to manage your home’s temperature without causing your energy bills to skyrocket. If you’re curious how this type of system could benefit your space, give our team at McMillin Air a call today! 


One Reply to “What is Ductless Zoning and How Does it Work?”

  1. The zoning capabilities of a ductless system really attracted me. We have a few rooms here that don’t need temperature handling most of the time, so I can see a system like this being a better investment for us. Once I find an HVAC expert in the area, this is definitely what I’ll ask from them.

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