Do you own an older or historical home here in beautiful Frederick County, Maryland? If so, and if you’re looking for a cost-effective way to enjoy both heating and air conditioning in your home, it may be time to consider a ductless system. Specifically, a ductless system is able to heat and cool through the use of an outdoor condensing unit and a series of indoor air handlers that can be installed without the need for new or existing ductwork.
Learn more about the many benefits of ductless systems below, as well as some of the most popular neighborhoods for this technology across Frederick County.
Benefits of Ductless Systems in Older Homes Around Frederick
There are many reasons why ductless systems are so popular in older homes. For starters, many older homes weren’t built with HVAC ductwork in place because HVAC technology simply hadn’t been invented yet. Unfortunately, adding ductwork to these buildings retroactively can be very difficult and costly—which is why many owners of older homes in Frederick County rely on radiant heat or other system types for heating and/or cooling. Likewise, homes that have been designated as historical may have legal protections that prevent homeowners from adding ductwork even if they wanted to.
A ductless system is a logical answer for many of these homes. Without the use of any ductwork, these systems are able to deliver both heat and air conditioning. Meanwhile, individual air handlers have their own temperature control, so homeowners can enjoy the flexibility of setting different temperatures in different spaces of the home to cut down on energy costs while staying comfortable. And of course, because there is no need for ductwork installation, ductless systems are incredibly cost-effective.
Popular Frederick County Neighborhoods for Ductless Mini-Splits
There are many neighborhoods across Frederick County where we have seen an uptick in the demand for ductless systems.
- Downtown Frederick (Frederick Historic District) – With roots dating back to 1800, this historic district in the heart of Frederick was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1973 and boasts many historic buildings and homes.
- Braddock Heights, MD – This small, unincorporated community is perhaps best known for serving as a crossing point for George Washington on the way to Fort Duquesne during the French and Indian War. Today, its population is just 3,075, but much of its unique and original architecture remains.
- Middletown, MD – Incorporated in 1833, this lovely town is situated between the Catoctin Mountains and South Mountain. Today, many of the town’s historic structures remain preserved, including the Middletown Valley Bank and the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church.
- New Market, MD – Although this town has a total area of less than one square mile, it has made quite the name for itself here in Frederick County. Known as the “Antiques capital of Maryland,” this town attracts tourists year-round. Its New Market Historic District, the Henry Nelson House, and the Drummine Farm are listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
- Brunswick, MD – Known for its annual “Railroad Days” festival, this city has roots dating back to 1728, when its first settlement was built. Today, this city is home to nearly 8,000 residents and boasts plenty of historic architecture.
- Walkersville, MD – Incorporated in 1892, the town of Walkersville is a popular place to live and raise a family in Frederick County. It is home to a number of historic sites, including the Crum Road Bridge and the Harris Farm (which are both listed on the National Register of Historic Places).
- Thurmont, MD – Founded in 1751, the town of Thurmont was originally known as Mechanicstown until its official name change in 1894. This town has been designated as a Maryland Main Street Community under the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Are Ductless Systems Just For Older Homes?
While ductless systems are a suitable solution for many older homes and buildings, the applications for ductless technology are limitless. Even those with more modern homes and existing ductwork may opt for a ductless system when adding heating/cooling to an unfinished garage, basement, or attic space. Ductless is also a cost-effective option for adding heating/cooling to new additions.
Learn More About Ductless Today
We take great pride in serving Frederick County with all its ductless heating and cooling needs. If you’re thinking about adding ductless to your home, we’d love to help. Reach out to our team today so we can schedule a free in-home consultation. We look forward to working with you!