If you’ve seen a ductless mini-split in a home or business, you might be wondering whether it’s a good option for your needs. Ductless mini-splits are highly versatile and more energy-efficient than other HVAC systems. They can be used in condos, apartments, homes, and even historic buildings since they do not require air ducts.
Sometimes, homes have a room or two that are challenging to heat. It might seem as if that room remains cold in the winter months no matter what you do. The good news is that a ductless heating system might be the perfect answer to all your heating woes.
Zoning and Targeted Heating
When you choose a ductless system, a compressor sits outside. It can be used to power around four indoor units. Each of those units is unique and can be used in a different room or zone of the home. This means you can heat up specific rooms to different temperatures depending on your needs.
If you have a room that is overly cold in the winter, a mini-split unit can help with that issue. The heating is targeted to specific areas to avoid energy waste and ensure rooms are comfortable for those who spend time in them.
Air Leaks Aren’t a Concern
Another advantage of a multi-split unit is the lack of a need to use air ducts. Rather than sending air through ducts, it comes straight out of the unit and into the room where you want the heat. Since the US Department of Energy notes that up to 30% of air can be lost in ducts, not using them at all can help with energy efficiency.
Simply switching over to a ductless system will avoid wasting air and energy. It ensures you only pay for heating air that is actually used. On top of that, you can avoid the extra costs associated with cleaning and maintenance of ductwork in your home.
Mini-Splits Work Anywhere
Even homes with ductwork can benefit from a mini-split unit or two. This is especially true in situations where you have an attic, basement, or other space that doesn’t have access to ducts. If those spaces are used regularly, heating them can be challenging without a mini-split heat pump.
Adding a ductless unit will ensure you can heat or cool these areas to match the rest of your home. There is also no need to save money to install more ducts and keep them in good condition simply to have a heated space for you or other family members.
Comfortable Temperatures in Every Room
You can avoid wasting energy with ductless heating options while ensuring the entire home is comfortable. A multi-zone mini-split lets you keep rooms at different temperatures so everyone can be happy in any season.
If you’re interested in learning more about whether this kind of heating and cooling option is right for your home, get in touch with a professional contractor who specializes in HVAC systems. It could be the perfect solution for your home. Call Home Mechanics for your heating, cooling, plumbing, and electrical needs or email us directly at [email protected]. We are always ready to provide you with the best HVAC solutions.
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