Ductless heating and cooling systems (a.k.a. ductless mini split heat pumps) are not a “new” invention, but it’s only during the last decade that they have started to make an impact in homes. Previously, ductless mini splits were mostly used commercially, and were popular for restaurants. Now, the advantages of ductless heating are easily available to anyone. We’ll look at some of these benefits in this post. If you want additional information about installing ductless heating systems in Mill Creek, WA, give us a call at G&S Heating, Cooling & Electrical, Inc. Our installers can help you find out if a ductless mini split heat pump is right for your home.
The advantages of going ductless
- No problems due to dirty or broken ducts: The ductwork necessary for most heating and cooling systems can create numerous issues. The ducts need to be kept clean to preserve Indoor Air Quality and to reduce resistance against airflow. Gaps and breaks along the ducts require repairs to prevent them from lowering the air pressure. You won’t have these additional worries with a ductless system.
- Zone control: Ductless mini split heat pumps work through individual blower units mounted on the walls of rooms. Each blower hooks up to the single outdoor unit. This means that you can shut off the blowers in rooms that do not require heating, and this will save you money on your energy bills. It also gives people in your home the freedom to adjust the temperature to their liking wherever they are. Heating your home is no longer an “all or nothing” proposition with a ductless mini split heat pump.
- Construction freedom: If you are planning to build a new house, or you wish to add on a new room to your current house, ductless mini splits offer you larger design freedom and additional space. You no longer have to factor in space for the ductwork in walls and ceilings. For add-on rooms, a ductless mini split frees you from the necessity of hooking up the new space to the existing ventilation network.
- Heating and cooling: Since ductless systems are basically heat pumps with multiple indoor units instead of a single indoor unit, they retain the main advantage of heat pumps: heating and cooling power in one system.
Will ductless work for you?
In general, homeowners install ductless systems as part of new construction, or if their home never had ductwork in the first place. A house with ducts can still benefit from a ductless mini split heat pump in some places; call up installers to ask about the possibilities.
G&S Heating, Cooling & Electrical, Inc. encourages you to consider a ductless system for your next heating or cooling installation. Trust to our expertise and guidance when it comes to ductless heating systems in Mill Creek, WA.