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Combat Chilliness with a Ductless System

Before you say anything, we get it—it doesn’t get cold very often in Sarasota. However, there are a few nights a year where you’re glad you’ve got a system to keep you cozy. Wouldn’t you want that heating system to be the most reliable and efficient system that money can buy?

Well, let us introduce you to the ductless heating system. It’s an efficient heating system that runs at a fraction of the cost that a normal furnace would run, while being environmentally friendly and perfect for our warmer climate. They don’t require invasive installation procedures and are have improved drastically in the past few years with technological advancements.

If you’ve ever thought about trying to install a heating system that’s perfect for your home, but a furnace doesn’t quite seem to cut it—it might be time to look into ductless systems in Sarasota, FL.

A Flexible Solution

Ductless systems were invented on the premise that they’re versatile for homes that don’t quite fit the need for furnaces. While furnaces might be a handy way to keep your whole home to the right temperature on a chilly night, ductless heating systems produce heat from air handlers that can exist in any home in your house. Each air handler can provide a different temperature in the room, which means you can have a customized heating solution without the hassle of zone control or any expensive additions.

Is your kitchen running too warm but your living room is too cold? Set the temperature lower on your kitchen unit and higher on the living room unit. We’d like to see a furnace that can do that!


In recent years, fuel prices have skyrocketed and it has made homeowners think twice about their home energy use. From electric cars to solar panels, homeowners are looking for any way they can to save money by purchasing less oil, gasoline, or even natural gas. While gas furnaces might be affordable now, fuel prices can change in an irregular manner.

Electricity is an incredibly efficient and easily produced energy source. Not only that, but heat pumps like the ductless heating systems we offer function much more efficiently than other heating systems because they move heat instead of creating new heat. This means less money spent on fuel and more money in your pocket!

No Extensive Installations

Furnaces and other forced-air heating systems require invasive procedures to install ductwork. Not only can this be a pain since it lasts so long and involves every room of your home, but it can be an expensive process as well. If your home is too small for ductwork, or it’s an old home that doesn’t have the structural ability to house ductwork, then a ductless system is the easiest heater to have installed.

A ductless heater is composed of one outdoor unit and up to four indoor units that will heat specific areas of your home. No need to worry about ventilation, air ducts, or anything of that matter. Sounds simple, doesn’t it?

If a ductless heating system sounds interesting to you, contact our team at Jim McDonald & Sons Heating & Cooling Inc. today! Cooling Sarasota and Manatee Counties since 1970.

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