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It’s Time to Go Ductless

Ductless HVAC systems are in huge demand these days and for good reason! They’re incredibly efficient, easily maintained, and provide a versatile comfort experience that is unmatched by other air conditioners or heaters. Here in Florida, we rarely need to use our heaters. For the few times a year that we do need heat, we don’t need very powerful heat. That’s why a ductless heat pump can easily fulfill your heating needs while also providing year-round air conditioning as well!

If ductless heating in Sarasota, FL sounds at all interesting to you, then we urge you to keep reading. We’ve provided a list down below with some of the great benefits that you could enjoy with a ductless heat pump. If you’re on the fence and still not convinced, give us a brief moment to try and convince you! It could save you money in the long run.

Benefits of a Ductless System

Before we go into the many benefits of a ductless system, we’d like to point out that these units do cost more on average than your standard furnace or central air conditioner. While that might be a dealbreaker for some, we honestly believe that having one system to provide year-round comfort could turn the expensive initial cost into potential savings down the line. That being said, what do you get when you purchase a ductless system?


Ductless systems don’t rely on air ducts to pump air through your home. Instead, they use individual air handlers, which reduces the major risk of leaking conditioned air through your air ducts. Also, these systems don’t create heat like a furnace when you use them to heat your home. They simply move heat from outside your home to inside using refrigerant. This means that they function at a fraction of the cost that a furnace would on those chillier days.

Environmentally Friendly

Since ductless heating is much more efficient than a furnace during milder winters, these systems consume less energy overall. Also, since they use individual air handlers and not an air duct system, you can decide to shut certain units off to only cool or heat the rooms you’re currently using. This could save big on your energy bill and be better for the environment.

Customizable Comfort

Having individual air handlers means they can be set to whatever temperature you and your family would like. That means different rooms can be set to different comfort levels. Your kitchen can be cooler when you’re cooking something in the oven while your basement is set to be warmer. Without having air ducts to worry about, these air handlers will send heat or cold air wherever you deem fit.

Basically, these systems are absolutely perfect for our area. Sarasota is hot for most of the year which requires an efficient cooling system while experiencing a few mild chilly days in the winter. Sometimes we don’t need the most powerful heating system imaginable, and a ductless system can just be an easy way to kill two birds with one stone.

If you think it’s time to go ductless, call Jim McDonald & Sons Heating & Cooling Inc. Cooling Sarasota and Manatee Counties since 1970.

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