Ductless technology is gaining ground in the HVAC marketplace. What began in the U.S. as a niche technology is seemingly setting its sights on mainstream application.
“Almost every contractor in the industry is now selling some version of a ductless product,” said Bryan Rocky, director of residential product management, unitary products group, Johnson Controls Inc. “Those who are not [selling ductless products] will most likely add a ductless unit to their product offering to accommodate certain applications over the next few years. The popularity of ductless units is increasing in add-on/replacement installations, and contractors today are less reluctant to quote ductless products than they were a few years ago.”
With the growing acceptance and increasing evolution of ductless technology, new trends are emerging in this product sector.