While forced air heating has long been a common choice among homeowners, there is another idea to consider: a ductless mini split.
Let’s start by sharing an excerpt from our website on ductless mini split systems:
Ductless mini-split heat pumps have come a long way over the years and now lead the industry in efficiency. With 100% heating ability down to 5 degrees, you’ll have clean, efficient ductless heating all year. What’s more – you can turn off the rooms you aren’t using to make your home or business even more efficient.
Benefits of Heating Your Home with a Ductless Mini Split
If you’re looking to upgrade your current heating system, a ductless mini split is an option to consider.
Here are some of the benefits:
- Easy to install: When compared to forced air heating, these systems are much easier to install. If you don’t have ductwork in your home, it’s costly and messy to add it. Most homeowners find that it’s not worth the hassle.
- Energy-efficient: Even if the cost to purchase and install a mini split is greater than forced air heating, you’ll get this money back over the life of your system. Mini splits are second to none in regards to energy efficiency.
- Single-zone or multi-zone: If you have a small home or space that requires heat, a single-zone system may be the right choice. But if you have a larger home, a multi-zone system is an option. This allows you to independently control the heat by zone.
What About Forced Air Heating?
Forced air heating has come a long way over the years, but a variety of pitfalls remain:
- Inefficient: Yes, forced air heating systems are more energy-efficient than ever, but that doesn’t make them as efficient as ductless mini splits. For example, your home’s ductwork is prone to losing air inside wall cavities. You’re paying money for warm air that never reaches you.
- Air quality concerns: If you really want to scare yourself, take a close look inside your home’s ductwork. You’ll find everything from dust to allergens to debris. And that doesn’t even take into consideration things you can’t see with the naked eye. Ductless mini splits don’t have ductwork, so air quality is less of a concern.
- Noise: You’ll know when your conventional furnace kicks on. And depending on the quality of installation of your ductwork, it may pop and creak while your home is heated. All of these sounds can be annoying. Ductless mini splits are designed with this in mind, with the most advanced systems almost impossible to hear.
There is a reason why ductless mini split systems are experiencing double-digit growth in the United States market, and you don’t have to look any further than the benefits above.
If you’re ready to ditch forced air heating and install a ductless mini split, you’re in the right place. Contact us to schedule an in-home consultation with one of our experienced and knowledgeable installation professionals.