Heating without using ductwork isn’t a new concept. Boilers have done it for over a century. The modern forced-air ductless systems—ductless mini split heat pumps—have enjoyed commercial use for years. Now, more homes are taking advantage of the benefits of forgoing ducts… one of which is saving money.
G&S Heating, Cooling & Electrical, Inc. has installed numerous systems for ductless heating in Everett, WA since we started in business in 1977. Call us if you think that ductless heating and cooling is ideal for you.
The savings of ductless heating
The primary way that a ductless mini split heat pump lowers your bills is that it permits you to only heat (or cool) the parts of your home that need it. With a central system, you must heat everything or nothing. But mini split heat pumps don’t use a central indoor cabinet and air handler, but a series of smaller blower units mounted on the walls of different rooms, each of which can be locally controlled. You no longer need to send conditioned air to rooms no one is using, like guest rooms or downstairs rooms during the evening. Depending on how you use the system, this could cut your heating and cooling budget in half.
Ductless systems will also save you money because they do not require you spend extra money keeping an extensive ductwork system clean and repaired. Ducts need cleaning every one or two years to make sure they aren’t lowering your indoor air quality, and any breaks or leaks need immediate professional repairs. Obviously, ductless systems don’t have such troubles.
Finally, you’ll receive the regular savings that you would receive from a standard heat pump. Heat pumps only use a small amount of electricity to run their mechanical parts to move heat from one place to another, while furnaces and boilers must burn fuel to create heat. Switching from a gas furnace to a heat pump can save the average family up to 30% from their yearly heating bills. Switching from an electric furnace will save even more.
Find out if a ductless system will work for your home
Despite all these benefits, ductless systems won’t match every house’s needs. If you already have a ductwork system installed, a ductless system is best for when you have add-on rooms, or wish to provide heating and cooling to a space that doesn’t currently have a connection to ductwork vents. (For example, if you want to convert attic space to a room.) For new home construction, however, going ductless may be the ideal comfort solution.
At G&S Heating, Cooling & Electrical, Inc., we are happy to discuss options with you. Talk to our technicians experienced with ductless heating in Everett, WA and learn how you can gain the benefits of leaving ducts behind.