How Ductless Systems Handle Extreme Weather Year Round

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How Ductless Systems Handle Extreme Weather Year Round

Air Conditioning | August 28, 2023

As homeowners, we want to ensure that our homes are comfortable to live in at all times because home is where most of our best memories are formed. Nature is not always kind. When summer comes, it feels like the sun is out to roast us and when winter comes, the cold threatens to freeze us. This is why we need a heating and cooling system that can handle extreme weather conditions throughout the year. One system that has been gaining popularity in recent years is the ductless system. Ductless systems provide efficient heating and cooling solutions that can work in all climates. In this blog post, we will discuss how ductless systems operate during very hot summers and even in freezing winters. These are two solutions from the same efficient system.


Summer Operation:

Ductless systems are designed to handle hot summers and provide cooling solutions that keep homes comfortable even on the hottest days. They work by using a heat pump, which is an outdoor unit that contains a compressor, and an indoor unit, which contains a fan or multiple fans in different rooms. The indoor units are installed in the rooms that requires cooling, and the outdoor unit is placed outside the home. The two units are connected by a small pipe that contains refrigerant. This refrigerant absorbs heat from the indoor unit and sends it to the outdoor unit. The outdoor unit then dissipates the heat, and returns cooler refrigerant leaving your house nice and comfortable.

Ductless systems are also designed to be efficient which means they use less energy and they do not operate unless they are needed. Being responsive to indoor temperatures they provide consistent cooling, ensuring that every room in the home stays cool with the least amount of energy used.


Winter Operation:

Ductless systems also provide efficient heating solutions during freezing winters, even when temperatures drop below freezing. They work in a similar way to how they operate during hot summers, just in reverse. The outdoor unit absorbs heat from the air outside and transfers it to the indoor unit, which then heats the air inside the home. It can be a little hard to imagine that ice cold air can have any warmth at all, but in fact, it does. The air simply needs to be warmer than the refrigerant inside the system.
This technology enables them to operate in very cold weather conditions. Using ductless systems homeowners can enjoy a warm and comfortable environment all year round, irrespective of extreme weather conditions.


Tips for Maintaining Ductless Systems:

Basic maintenance is necessary to ensure that they provide efficient heating and cooling solutions throughout the year. Homeowners should ensure that they clean and replace air filters regularly. Dirty air filters reduce the efficiency of the ductless system and if this is neglected for a long time, it may cause it to malfunction.
Homeowners should also schedule regular maintenance with a professional to ensure that the ductless system is functioning correctly. Even though the systems are low maintenance and they are very reliable, routine maintenance can help identify any problems with the system before they become major issues. This is especially true as the systems get older.


Benefits of Ductless Systems:

Ductless systems have numerous benefits for homeowners. They are energy-efficient, meaning that they use less energy to provide heating and cooling solutions compared to traditional HVAC systems. This reduces energy bills and helps homeowners save money in the long run.

  • In the winter time they do not burn any fuels to produce heat. This is good for our environment, as burning fuels contributes to global warming.
  • They are also easy to install and require little to no ductwork. This means that they can be installed quickly without any major construction work.
  • On top of this ductless systems have a much smaller footprint than traditional HVAC systems. This is attractive to homeowners who may not have the space for a large system.
  • Ductless systems are also very quiet, unlike traditional HVAC systems, which can be very noisy.


In conclusion, homeowners do well to consider ductless systems because they provide efficient heating and cooling solutions throughout the year. They are designed to handle extreme weather conditions, including very hot summers and freezing winters. These systems are the preferred solution when trying to reduce your carbon footprint and considering the benefits, it is no surprise why they are the future of residential HVAC.


Delta HVACR specializes in the installation of ductless mini split systems so if you are considering an upgrade, give us a call and we will help you come up with an estimate in order to help you make an informed decision. As a MassSave partner we are a trusted business and we can reliably handle your needs.

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