When it comes to heating and cooling your home, less is more. Ductless, that is.

Ductless heating and cooling systems are finding their way into more and more Maryland homes, and for good reason. Because they require no ductwork, they’re an easier and cost-effective solution for improving home comfort.

Although ductless technology may be unfamiliar to those who are used to central forced air systems, this technology has provided energy-efficient heating and cooling solutions around the world for more than 30 years.

So, what is it about this technology that makes it so appealing? Here are five reasons why you’ll get more with ductless:

1. More efficiency.

Traditional forced air heating and cooling systems can lose as much as 20% of the air that moves through their ducts. Because ductless systems, also known as mini-split, require no ducts, they do not lose air to leaks, holes or poorly connected ducts.

2. More savings.

Less wasted energy equals more monthly savings.

3. More control.

Forced air systems require you to heat or cool your entire home at once. With ductless technology, you can create zones where you want to provide heat or air conditioning. Simply put, you won’t waste energy heating or cooling areas that you rarely use.

4. More comfort.

Do you and other members of your household disagree on a comfortable temperature? No problem! Ductless technology enables individuals to enjoy a customized room temperature. Each indoor unit has its own thermostat, so you can optimize comfort in every room.

5. More room.

Unlike traditional ducted systems, ductless heating and cooling technology is less invasive in your home. The systems include one indoor and outdoor unit and typically can be installed in less than a day. Ductless systems also do not require any construction or remodeling after installation, so you can quickly get back to enjoying your home.

Ductless technology is perfect for homes without ducts, homes with older electric heat systems and new homes under construction. Ductless systems also can provide supplemental heating and cooling options for home additions.

Talk to your contractor today to discuss if ductless technology makes sense for your home.