Ductless heating systems have existed for many years, but they entered the residential scene only during the last decade, making the transition from commercial use. They have become popular with new home construction and add-on rooms, and more and more homeowners have started to opt for these systems that use forced-air but bypass the need for a network of ventilation ducts.
G&S Heating, Cooling & Electrical, Inc. installs many types of heating systems, including ductless mini split heat pumps. Call today to speak to our specialists in ductless heating in Lynwood, WA, and they will help you determine if ductless heating and cooling will work for your household’s needs.
3 advantages of ductless heating
Ductless mini split heat pumps operate similar to standard heat pumps, except instead of using a single indoor unit hooked to a network of ducts, a ductless system has multiple blowers installed throughout the house, each hooked to the outdoor unit through a refrigerant line. Some of the advantages of this set-up include:
- Heating and cooling: Because ductless systems are a type of heat pump, they share the major advantage that all heat pumps have: the ability to work as both air conditioners and heaters. Going ductless doesn’t change this at all. When we talk about ductless “heating” in this post, keep in mind that you receive ductless cooling along with it.
- Improved air quality: Forced-air heaters that use ducts often cause a reduction in indoor air quality because of the dust, dirt, and other contaminants that gather inside the ventilation system. This ends up blown out into the house, and the only way to prevent it is through installing special filters and scheduling regular professional duct cleaning. But ductless systems, for obvious reasons, do not have trouble with dirty ductwork. You’ll have healthier air, which is especially good news if people with allergies live in your home.
- Zone control heating: Using individual blowers throughout a home means that you can control the temperature in rooms independent of one another. Instead of warming the whole house every time you switch on the heater, as with a central heating system, a ductless system gives you the choice of which rooms to heat. You can shut down heat in rooms no one is using, and this will save money on your bills. People in the house can also control the temperature to fit their individual needs wherever they are by adjusting the local blower unit.
Ductless mini split heat pumps are best suited for new construction, add-on rooms, and any building without pre-existing ducts. If you already have ductwork in your house, a ductless mini split may not be ideal. Consult with a Lynwood, WA ductless heating installer to find out what options you have and if going ductless will benefit you.
G&S Heating, Cooling & Electrical, Inc. is here to help you with your heating and cooling. Call our skilled technicians for the service you need.