4 Benefits of a Ductless Heating System 

Your HVAC system is one of the most crucial parts of your home, and it’s important to make informed decisions about how you go about replacing or repairing it. While traditional forced-air setups have been the standard for many years in HVAC systems, ductless systems—also known as "mini-splits"—have recently been growing in popularity. Since these systems don’t need ducts to provide warm or cool air to homes, sheds, and individual rooms, they’re often a smart investment.

What Are Ductless Heating Systems?

Mini-splits are a two-part system. There is a ventilation unit installed inside of your home—usually towards the ceiling—and an outdoor unit that regulates the temperature of the air it is absorbing. Cold air has the heat extracted from it in the outdoor unit, and warm air is cooled, creating an arrangement that provides both air conditioning and heat to keep your home comfortable no matter what time of year it is. 

Unlike standard central air systems that need ducts to distribute air through a home, mini-splits are stand-alone units that don’t require ducts. As a result, they are easily installed in homes or rooms without ductwork. For example, if you have a work shed unattached to your home’s central air system, a heat pump can provide cool or warm air to your shed all year long.

The Top 4 Advantages of Mini-Splits

As you consider whether a mini-split cooling and heating system is right for you, take a moment to review the top four benefits of heat pumps below:

1. Energy Efficiency and Cost Savings

Heating and cooling bills can add up over time, and this is especially true for HVAC systems that are over 10 years old and in need of replacement. If you’ve noticed that your utility bills have been getting higher and higher over the past few months and there haven’t been any repairs needed, it’s probably time to consider a standard HVAC or mini-split system replacement.

Air that travels through the ductwork in a traditional system will lose a substantial amount of heat. As your HVAC works to make up for the loss in temperature, it will consume more energy, and more energy usage means higher monthly bills for your household. With a ductless heating system, there is no maze of vents for the air to travel through, as it is blown directly into whichever room the mini-split has been installed in!

Ductless heat pumps can also save you money in the long run because they use energy more efficiently than central air. They also tend to have a longer lifespan than a traditional forced air system. If properly taken care of, a ductless heat pump can last up to 25 years, meaning you can save money on replacement costs.

2. Zoned Heating and Cooling Control 

Temperature regulation throughout your home can be a tricky balance. All homes are different, and while it may be cold in one part of the house, another room may not need much heating throughout the year. With a traditional HVAC system, when you need to heat up one room, you end up heating the entire house, regardless of occupancy. 

Ductless heat pumps solve this potential issue by giving you the freedom to decide which areas of your home to heat or cool. Do you like to stay warm in the living room but enjoy sleeping in a cooler bedroom? That type of variation is easy to achieve with a multi-unit ductless setup over a traditional HVAC configuration.

You’ll also save money by not unnecessarily heating or cooling the parts of your home that aren’t in use. Additionally, these units can be added to stand-alone structures or garages that don’t have ductwork, making them an excellent complement to a home with central air.

3. Ease of Installation

If you’re building a home or need to replace your current HVAC system, there may be a need to install new ductwork. These installations can be costly, unsightly, time-consuming, and stressful for homeowners. 

Ease of installation is one of the driving factors in ductless heat pump’s rise in popularity. Compared to the extensive labor required in either installing ductwork for the first time or working on existing ductwork in your home, setting up a ductless heating system can be a less invasive project. 

4. Improved Air Quality

Over time, traditional HVAC systems with ductwork can build up dust, mold, and other allergens, potentially compromising the air quality of your home. If you and your family are particularly sensitive to airborne allergens, this can mean a lot of uncomfortable allergy seasons, and getting your ductwork cleaned can be a hassle and expensive.

A ductless heat pump system solves the air quality issues that a traditional setup may cause through simplicity and ease of cleaning. As long as the filtration systems in your ductless heat pump are checked every month, you can rest easy knowing that your household is breathing clean, high-quality air!

Choose Peter Levi For All Of Your HVAC Needs

If you’re looking for ductless heating system replacement or installation services in Novato, Vacaville, or the surrounding Northern California area, choose Peter Levi Plumbing, Cooling, Heating and Drains. When you turn to us for a heat pump repair, replacement, or installation service, you can expect high-quality workmanship and customer service. We also charge by the job, so you’ll always know how much you’re paying upfront. Say goodbye to hidden charges and hello to honest, reliable HVAC service by one of our knowledgeable technicians. You can also review our coupons to save even more on our services.

Learn more about our ductless heating services today. If you have any questions or want to schedule an appointment, please fill out our online form or call us at 800-605-5713.

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