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Is a Ductless Heat Pump the Best Option?

Many homeowners are face to face with a conundrum this season. 2024 is indeed a great year to start investing in heat pump technology, but the estimates of ductless heat pump installations when compared to conventional furnaces or boilers can be hard to understand.

For instance, you might see a ductless mini split system quoted at several thousand dollars more to set up than a conventional heating system, even if they’re both providing you with heat. This might seem like a dealbreaker and might shake your faith in heat pump technology, but we promise that there’s a silver lining to all of this. These quotes and estimates, even if they’re accurate, don’t show the full picture of what ductless HVAC in Cedar Falls is and how it might save you money elsewhere.

So, to answer the main question of this blog post–yes, a ductless heat pump is the best option for a lot of our customers. But in order to figure out why, we’ll need to sink our teeth into some data.

The Versatility of a Heat Pump

One big reason why a ductless heat pump will cost thousands of dollars more than a conventional heating system like a furnace is due to its versatility. A ductless mini split is not just a heater, it’s an air conditioner as well. This is a big deal.

If you were to compare the price of an RV camper to a sedan, you’d probably notice a pretty huge difference, right? You’ll be hard-pressed to find an RV that costs the same as your standard four-door sedan. That’s because an RV can double as a vehicle and a home. It serves two purposes in the same system, while a sedan is only designed to be a car.

Think of a ductless mini split like the RV in this situation. It serves two purposes and fills the role of two systems all for the price of one. So, if you’re comparing your new ductless system to a furnace, it’s always going to be more expensive. But compared to a furnace and an air conditioner, it’s actually quite a steal.

Savings and Less Energy Waste

Ductless mini splits don’t save you money on their initial purchase, this is common knowledge. Where they do save money is on energy efficiency.

Without the need for ductwork to transport cooled or heated air throughout your home, there’s no chance of leaking or waste. Sometimes air can leak from ductwork into areas of your home like the basement or crawlspace where you don’t feel it. With a ductless system, that’s not going to happen, and you get to enjoy all of the cooled or heated air right in your living space.

An Eco-Friendly Choice

Want bragging rights at the next block party or big football game? The ductless mini split is the clear choice for eco-friendly home heating and cooling. It’s all-electric and extremely efficient with a sleek design.

Tax Credits and Rebates

There’s more to save! Your heat pump cost might be offset by new tax credits and rebates that are available to folks who decide to invest in this kind of technology. Don’t just assume that this expensive installation cost is all there is to it. Explore your options to save with the help of our team.

At Dalton Plumbing, Heating, Cooling, Electric and Fireplaces, Inc., your comfort is our promise! To set up an appointment in the Cedar Falls area, give us a call at the number above, email or schedule an appointment online. 

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