Modernizing heating systems in older MetroWest houses can be an expensive challenge if extensive ductwork installation is required, but mini-split heat pumps can be a cost-effective alternative for homeowners and provide many advantages.
Read on to learn more about the benefits of ductless systems and find out if installing one is right for your home!
Say Good-Bye to Ducts
The wall- or floor-mounted indoor units provide heating and air conditioning without the need for duct work.
According to Energy.gov, mini-split systems are excellent heating options when the cost of extending ductwork is not feasible:
Ductless, mini-split-system heat pumps (mini splits) make good retrofit add-ons to houses with “non-ducted” heating systems, such as hydronic (hot water heat), radiant panels, and space heaters (wood, kerosene, propane). They can also be a good choice for room additions where extending or installing distribution ductwork is not feasible, and very efficient new homes that require only a small space conditioning system. Be sure to choose an ENERGY STAR® compliant unit and hire an installer familiar with the product and its installation.
They are also more energy-efficient than standard window-mounted AC units, and on top of that, they are more aesthetically pleasing.
Have More Control
Since mini-split heat pumps are installed in individual rooms, they allow zoned heating and cooling. That means that you can heat rooms that need it but not those that don’t. This can translate into lower utility bills as you’re not paying to warm a room that is already at a comfortable temperature.
Other advantages of mini-split systems include:
- Design flexibility
- Quiet operation
- Convenient remote-control use
Help from the Heating Pros
The licensed professionals at Nicholson Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning can advise homeowners on whether mini-split HVAC systems would be a good option for their home. Our experts can also inspect and tune-up your existing heating systems to keep them running at top efficiency.
If you want to make an appointment to discuss the installation of mini-split heating systems in your home or for other HVAC maintenance needs, contact us at Nicholson today. We proudly offer discounts for seniors, veterans and disabled individuals!