If you’ve read our blog before, you no doubt realize how big of fans we are of heat pumps. Washington really is an ideal climate for these incredibly efficient heating/cooling systems. Did you know, though, that is a way in which you can squeeze even greater efficiency out of this already great technology?
It’s getting late in the year for a heating installation or replacement, but if you’ve got one on your mind, you should really give ductless heating some consideration. Below are some of the benefits unique to ductless mini splits. If you think that using a ductless heating/cooling system in Snohomish, WA may be right for you, give a member of our team a call to schedule an installation.
- Efficiency. The ductless mini split exploits the same heating process that standard air-source heat pumps do. Rather than consuming fuel or using electrical resistance to generate heat, they transfer heat from the air outside into the home. Refrigerant is evaporated to absorb heat and is then compressed to boost its thermal energy. That heat then heats air for distribution throughout the house. The big difference here is the fact that ductless heating is even more efficient, as there is no risk of energy loss via duct leaks.
- Air Quality. The elimination of ductwork is only great for your bank account, but for your indoor air quality as well. Leaky ductwork can definitely let heat out of your air ducts, but it can also let pollutants in. Once that happens, your system can then distribute those pollutants throughout your entire home. When you have no ductwork, you have no such concerns.
- Comfort. Not only do you benefit in terms of efficiency and air quality, but ductless mini splits can also help you to live more comfortably at the same time. How? By allowing for simple zone control. Each individual blower in a ductless mini split system is controlled independently of the others. That means that you can maintain different temperatures in different areas of your home, heatig the hot kitchen and empty rooms less while heating occupied living spaces more.
To learn more or to schedule a great ductless heating system installation, give G & S Heating Cooling & Electric a call today.