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Are Mini-Splits Good For Heating?

With the winter weather slowly approaching (we know, we know — take some deep breaths), it’s time to switch focus to your heating system.

Each fall, your heating system should be inspected and serviced by an HVAC technician to ensure it will work efficiently and not break down on you. However, for homeowners with older heating systems, some of you will need replacements.

If you’ve been hearing about ductless mini-split systems, but you’re not sure about how good they are (especially for heating), then we’re here to tell you what you need to know!

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A Common Misconception About Mini-Split Systems

Over the last few years, ductless mini-split systems have been gaining popularity in American households as the newest way to cool your home. However, this is a BIG misconception.

Mini-split systems can cool AND heat your home, both with extreme efficiency and complete control.

Their ability to create heat is caused by hydronic power (AKA how water heaters work) or traditional space heating methods (AKA using a fuel source like natural gas/propane).

The Advantages of a Ductless Mini-Split System

  • No New Ductwork - When you’re looking to replace your current HVAC system OR you’re looking for a heating and cooling option for a new addition, ductless mini-splits are the route you should take. This will prevent you from having to expand your current ductwork, which can be even more expensive if yours is older and most of it needs replacement. Each unit can easily be installed by a professional and does not require any additional ductwork or vents to be installed.
  • Zone Heating - There’s no reason any home should be heated (or cooled) in its entirety. Uninhabited rooms don’t need to be heated to the degree that the rooms with the most traffic do. With a ductless mini-split system, you can choose to heat rooms like the kitchen, master bedroom, and living room while not heating other rooms like the guest room or dining room.
  • Energy Efficient - Forced air systems can easily lose heated air as it travels through the ductwork due to air leaks. With mini-splits, you won’t experience heat loss like this. As a result, you will experience a roughly 30 percent decrease in your monthly heating expenses. Let the savings begin!

Ductless mini-split systems are a heating and cooling option that can end up being the perfect choice for many homeowners.

If you’re in need of an HVAC technician to inspect your current heating system and make recommendations on what your next steps should be (in terms of repair or replacement) — know that our pros are waiting in the wing to help you out! Just give us a call and we’ll be there!