If you’re in the market for a new furnace or air conditioner, you’ve probably heard about some new-fangled system that provides both heating and air. You’ve heard correctly! These systems are called heat pumps and their popularity has increased enormously.
Heat pumps can be ducted or ductless. When they’re ducted, we utilize your existing ductwork. If your home doesn’t have ductwork, it’s no problem. Your home is the perfect candidate for a ductless heat pump, also known as a ductless mini split. Let’s explain.
What Is a Ductless Mini Split?
A ductless mini split is a two-in-one HVAC system that provides both heating and cooling. As we mentioned, they use heat pump technology to operate. Similar to how an air conditioner works, heat pumps use refrigerant. The difference is that a heat pump can switch the flow of refrigerant, giving it the ability to both heat and cool.
A mini split system consists of one outdoor unit and an indoor unit for each living space of your home. These are called air handlers and are key to what makes mini splits unlike anything else on the market. You can choose which rooms or “zones” receive an air handler which gives you the ability to customize your home comfort in every room of your house.
The Perfect Temperature In Every Room
Is there someone in your home who tends to feel hotter or colder than everyone else in the household? That person can raise or lower the temperature in their bedroom without changing the temperature in the rest of the house.
What about family members who telecommute or stay-at-home parents? This is another scenario where mini-splits become apparent as an eco-friendly solution. You can adjust the temperature for just one room such as an office or family room instead of cooling or heating the entire home. When you heat one room vs your entire home for 40 hours out of the week, you’ll reduce your energy use and save money.
Benefits of Mini Split Systems
They use less energy making them an eco-friendly option. In addition to the benefits of zone control, they use heat pump technology which means they run entirely on electricity. Plus, you’re not losing conditioned air through ductwork. In fact, the average ductless system can save up to 30-40% of energy costs.
They’ll save you money even though your initial costs will be higher compared to a central furnace or air conditioner. Not only are you replacing two systems with one, but you’ll also recoup the costs the longer you own the system.
Eliminates the need for ductwork which means you do not have to deal with the loss of conditioned air through problematic holes, tears, and leaks in ductwork. Allergy sufferers and those who suffer from respiratory illnesses may find their symptoms improve with fewer allergens floating through the air.
If you’re interested in ductless mini-split installation, we’re your contractor of choice in Covington, LA, and the surrounding areas. Contact us today to see if your home would benefit from a mini split system.