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The Cost of Ductless Heating and Cooling Systems

When it comes to heating and cooling our homes and businesses, we want to feel confident in the systems we invest in. Ductless heating and cooling systems have long been popular HVAC options, perhaps in part to their accessibility. 


But how much do ductless heating and cooling systems cost? Let’s take a look.


Breaking Down Ductless Heating and Cooling Systems


What is a ductless heating and cooling system?

Ductless systems, also known as ductless heating pumps or ductless mini-splits, are highly efficient heating and cooling systems for electrically heated homes. 


Ductless systems require two units: one indoors and one outdoors. A refrigerant line-set connects the two, allowing the system to act as a two-way heat pump. In the winter, warm air is captured from the outdoors and pumped into the home to heat it, whereas in the summer, the warm air is pulled out of the house.


How much does a ductless heating and cooling system cost?

Small, single-zone systems with complete installation generally start between $3,400 and $5,000 but can increase in price based on the following factors:

  • The size of the unit
  • The type of unit
  • The number of areas (or zones) being heated/air conditioned
  • The degree of difficulty of the installation


What are the benefits of choosing a ductless system?


More Secure

When installing a ductless system, only a small hole is required to be drilled into the wall, making them less vulnerable to air leakage and security problems. 

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Less Noticeable

Ductless HVACs in Calgary are relatively small, therefore making them less visible than baseboard heating. Additionally, the systems are fairly quiet, so you won’t have to worry about being irritated by the noise as it operates.


More Savings

In the average house, you’re losing 25 percent or more of your energy to ductwork. By simply eliminating that aspect of your HVAC system, you can be sure all your money is going directly to heating or cooling your home. Additionally, since less energy is required, you can easily reduce your electricity bill by 25-30%.


How do I know which size of ductless system I need?

When it comes time to invest in an HVAC in Calgary, reach out to a reputable heating company for assistance in determining the size that will work best for you. There is a fair amount of flexibility when it comes to the size of the system based on your needs, so getting input from a professional can only help.


When you need a plumbing and heating company in Calgary, turn to Western Canadian Furnace Company. We have some of the most experienced technicians and use the most modern equipment for all of your needs. Contact us at 403-531-6181 or send an email to [email protected].

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