Did you know up to 30% of the air that leaves your HVAC system never makes it to the areas you want to be heated? Leaks in the ducts are one of the most common sources of this issue. However, it also stands to reason that warm air will start to cool down as it moves from one place to another.
When you consider that heating and cooling is the most considerable expense in most homes, you can see why you don’t want warm air to end up lost in a crawlspace, basement, or attic. It wastes money and the warmth you want to enjoy as the temperatures drop.
The good news is that you can choose an alternative to a system that uses ducts. Instead, a ductless mini-split heat pump can provide warm air right to the space you need it. This can save you cash and ensure you stay comfortable.
Additional Units Can Add More Savings
If you’ve talked to HVAC contractors, you may know that they frequently recommend ductless climate control systems. While installing a single unit inside is possible, that isn’t the most common choice. Instead, most homes have several units inside to ensure the air is kept at a temperature you like.
Every indoor unit is made to heat one or two rooms, so many homes will need two to four units to keep things comfortable. This might sound like an expensive proposition, but you have to think about the money you can save in the long run. These units are often cheaper to install, create savings on energy, and have fewer maintenance fees.
No ductwork to maintain saves money
There’s no need to deal with air ducts when you use a mini-split heat pump. They don’t have to be installed, cleaned, or maintained. With other heating systems, this isn’t the case. If you don’t already have ducts and choose a central heating unit, the ductwork alone can cost a tremendous amount of money.
You should also consider the repairs and maintenance needed for different HVAC systems. Since there are usually several indoor systems being used, if one goes bad, there will still be warm rooms while you bring in a contractor for repairs. In addition, those repairs tend to be less expensive and take less time.
Mini-Splits Provide Custom Comfort
The use of several units is how you can save money using this kind of system. When a different unit is used in each room, they can be set at unique temperatures. There will be no fights when one person wants a room five degrees higher than the other person!
For instance, bedroom one could be kept warm while bedroom two is cooler and the kitchen is somewhere in between. Each person can choose what is most comfortable for themselves. There’s no need to compromise.