Ductless Systems

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You may have heard about ductless heating and cooling systems, but do you know about their advantages?

A Flexible Solution

The most common HVAC systems are central air conditioners and heat pumps that use ducts to deliver conditioned air throughout a building.

Ductless systems are more flexible than traditional systems, because ductless systems don’t use ductwork. All that’s needed is a small outdoor unit and one or more indoor units, along with access to electricity and a place to mount the units. Ductless systems can be installed in either new or existing construction.

More Affordable

Traditional heating and cooling units can run inefficiently for a number of reasons, costing you money in lost energy. The actual units are larger than a ductless system, also costing you more money overall, because they naturally consume more power. Also, conditioned air can be lost through gaps in the ductwork before it ever reaches its intended destination, illustrating yet another example of lost energy for which you also pay.

Ductless systems are smaller than traditional HVAC systems, which means they use less power. In addition, the temperature-controlled air of a ductless system is delivered directly into a room instead of throughout an entire building. This means that you don’t heat or cool rooms that aren’t occupied. Translation: less needed power, less money spent.

Improved Indoor Air Quality

Did you know the quality of indoor air is typically lower than that of outdoor air? Ductwork collects dust, allergens, bacteria, as well as many other contaminants. Traditional forced air systems blow air directly through these contaminants and consequently throughout your house.

Ductless systems offer multi-stage filtration that greatly reduces this type of air contamination and creates a healthier indoor environment.

Easy to Install

Ducted systems can take several weeks to install. They interrupt daily life in the home and can take up valuable real estate due to their size.

Conversely, ductless systems can be installed in as little as a day, depending on the number of units required. The pipes required for the systems only dictate a three-inch hole that makes them easier to integrate into a building.

Need Ductless System Service?

Contact the experts at West Mechanical.

Call us at 360-734-7599!

Ductless Mini-Split Maintenance in Bellingham, WA 98225

“Nathan is very personable and answered any questions I had. He listened to my concerns and was able to problem solve for us. I’m very happy with our service. Thanks :-)”

– Brynn F.

Ductless Mini-Split Maintenance in Mt. Vernon, WA 98273

“Nathan did a great job in servicing the equipment and helping with answering the questions that I had very helpful.”

– Ray E.

Ductless Mini-Split Installation in Orcas Island, WA 98245

“I just want to say that both Tanner and Tyler were terrific! They were both very friendly and professional. They checked with me about all the decision points and patiently talked through the pros and cons of various options. So nice to work with!”

– Renee L.

Ductless Mini-Split Repair in Eastsound, WA 98245

“Nathan did an outstanding job diagnosing and repairing my (only 1.5 month-old) heat pump. When the pump unexpectedly stopped operating, Nathan came out to the island the next day and, working with a factory consultant over the phone, traced the problem down to a failed power board. The part was shipped out from the factory by 2nd day air, and Nathan returned with it the day it arrived. Installation of the replacement part went smoothly, and the operation of my heat pump was quickly and efficiently restored. Nathan also took the time to ensure that the outdoor unit was fully sealed against any potential future infiltration of water or moisture. Hats off to West Mechanical for this prompt warranty repair, and thanks to Nathan for his friendly demeanor and excellent service. He is a pleasure to work with.”

– Marc C.

Ductless Mini-Split Maintenance in Ferndale, WA 98248

“On time, vacuumed my equipment, and efficient. Everything turned out great.”

– Robert D.

Ductless Mini-Split Maintenance in Friday Harbor, WA 98250

“Shelby arrived as scheduled and took care of all business in an efficient manner. She educated me for use of the controls which had not been done before. I highly recommend Shelby.”

– Burke C.

Ductless Mini-Split Installation in Eastsound, WA 98245

“Tanner did a terrific job installing our new heat pump, working smoothly and efficiently with his partner, and completing the job even more quickly than had been promised. He is also very personable and pleasant to work with. Unfortunately, his handling of the paperwork was not satisfactory. The rebate form (my portion of which I had filled out while he was still at my house) sat in his truck for a week and a half, instead of being sent in to the utility company immediately, as he had promised he would do. Had I not followed up with the office at West Mechanical, it would likely still be there. Tanner is a good installer, but he needs to get his act together on the rest of his job. Still, he's young, and I hope he'll learn something from this experience.”

– Marc C.

Ductless Mini-Split Installation in Eastsound, WA 98245

“We were delighted with the installation of our new heat pump. Tanner did terrific job, was very pleasant to work with, and everything was done smoothly and efficiently. I'm very impressed with West Mechanical's performance.”

– Marc C.

Ductless Mini-Split Maintenance in Blaine, WA 98230

“Great service, Shelby is a wonderful representative for WM
Explained all the work in detail.”

– Tammy L.

Ductless Mini-Split Maintenance in Bellingham, WA 98226

“Very knowledgeable and helpful. Thank you for the great service!”

– Scott w.


West Mechanical proudly provides HVAC service to Bellingham, Friday Harbor, Orcas Island and the surrounding communities. Visit our service area page for more coverage details, call us at 360-734-7599, or request service online today.