The most common way to distribute heat through a home is with air ducts that run from the heater (furnace, heat pump) to the registers. However, not all forced-air heating systems require ducts. Ductless mini split heat pumps, which first started in commercial spaces before transitioning over to homes, bypass the problems ductwork can cause and instead send warm air straight into rooms through individual blower units mounted on walls.
Although not every home will benefit from the installation of a ductless mini split heat pump (they work best for new construction and homes without previously existing ventilation systems), many will. Here are 3 advantages of going ductless to consider. Call our staff at G&S Heating, Cooling & Electrical, Inc. to find out how to install ductless heating in Everett, WA for your home.
- No space-gobbling ductwork: Even the most efficiently put together ventilation system takes up a significant amount of space in a home, and it often dictates design. But ductless systems eliminate this problem, and work particularly well if you are designing a new home or creating an add-on room.
- No dust or other contaminants from ducts: A serious problem that ducts can create for homeowners is the amount of dust they will pick up over time. This dust (and other pollutants like dander and pollen) wafts out into your home to circulate, lowering your indoor air quality. Going ductless takes away this damaging aspect of ducts and means you no longer have to schedule regular cleaning.
- Room-to-room temperature control: Because ductless mini split heat pumps use individual blowers mounted in separate rooms to distribute air, you can control which rooms receive heat. A central heating system with ducts must heat the whole house at once whenever it comes on, but ductless systems only need to heat the rooms that require it. You won’t need to heat guest rooms or empty studies. You’ll see savings on your energy bills each month because of ductless mini splits.
Find out if a ductless mini split will benefit your home
If you already have ductwork in your home for a furnace or an air conditioner, ductless may not be the ideal choice. But if you don’t have ducts, deciding to go ductless will save space and installation costs. A ductless system also works great if you want to add a room to your house, since you won’t have to worry about linking it to the current HVAC system and unbalancing the airflow for your entire home.
For an expert opinion on ductless heating in Everett, WA, call G&S Heating, Cooling & Electrical, Inc. today.