I have found I can do a ductless heat pump, mini split, heated flooring or just do a gas fireplace
I am sick of dealing with ductwork. First the ductwork gets dirty a lot. The HVAC system is sucking up some pretty gross things. Your ductwork gets hair, dust and pet dander up in there. Sometimes, due to outdoor ventilation, sticks, dead animals and dirt gets in the ductwork as well. You need to be on with cleaning your ductwork or you have polluted indoor air conditions. You can’t just hire any guy with cleaning equipment though. Another con of ductwork, it is fragile. It is easy to damage ductwork when you clean it. There are seams and turns in the ducts. Along those seams it is very fragile and easy to split open. If there is a popped seam or a hole in the ducts, you are letting your treated hair be leaked outdoors. The energy bills skyrocket and the HVAC system can’t ever turn off. If you keep it up, the HVAC system will require more repairs and prematurely break down. The hole can be microscopic too and cause all of this. You need to find a company that uses a vacuum rather than a scrub brush to clean. They then take a video camera to check the inside of the ductwork to ensure everything is all clean in there. It is a pain owning ductwork and worrying about it. I am looking into duct free HVAC options. I have found I can do a ductless heat pump, mini split, heated flooring or just do a gas fireplace. They don’t require any ductwork. It might be a better fit for me.