Heating3 Ways Ductless Heating Beats Gas Furnaces

You may have heard about “ductless heating” as an option for home comfort, but weren’t quite sure what it was or how it works. Basically, a ductless mini split system is a heat pump that uses individual blower units to distribute conditioned air throughout your home instead of a single indoor unit that sends air through ducts. These blower units are mounted on walls in different rooms of a house and connect to the outdoor unit through refrigerant lines.

If you are currently considering new heating installation, you should definitely put ductless mini splits high on the list, and call G&S Heating, Cooling & Electrical, Inc. for advice and installation.

Here are three ways that ductless heating in Everett, WA is superior to the standard gas furnace:

1. Heating and cooling

Because ductless mini splits are heat pumps, you get the heat pump advantage of also having air conditioning when you need it. A ductless mini split takes care of your two home comfort needs at the same time.

2. Energy savings

The U.S. government sponsored a study to see how much an average family of four could save on their heating bills if they switched from a furnace to a heat pump. The results showed savings of as much as 30%. The reason that heat pumps are more energy-efficient than gas furnaces is that they only draw electrical power to run their mechanisms to move heat. A furnace, however, must burn fuel to create heat—and that requires significantly more power to do.

3. No problems from broken or dirty ducts

Without ductwork to distribute heated (or cooled) air, a ductless mini split will not suffer trouble because of leaking ducts, nor will polluted ducts reduce the indoor air quality. You’ll also save space without the need for ducts, and if you are building a new home, the lack of ducts will free up your design possibilities.

We need to point out that although heat pumps do have these advantages over a gas furnace (and a few others), gas furnaces have their own advantages, like more powerful heating and longer lifespans. Your home may not be right for ductless, so you should have professional installers look over your home and help you decide if you want to go for ductless heating in Everett, WA. Look to G&S Heating, Cooling & Electrical, Inc. for your installation needs; we’ll make sure you get the right heating system.

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