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Is a Ductless Heater Right For Your Home?

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If you are shopping for a new heating system this time of the year, chances are that you’re in a bit of a rush to find one. We really want to discourage you from rushing into this decision though, since doing so could leave you with a system that isn’t well matched to your specific home or needs. Choosing the right heater can seem like an overwhelming task, but we are here to help! It’s important that you consult with a professional as it’s the only way you can make an informed decision about what’s best for your needs. And a ductless heating system, otherwise known as a ductless mini-split, might be the answer!

Ductless systems are great for keeping homes not only warm in the wintertime but also cool in the summer. They operate on heat pump technology and serve as more efficient heaters than electric furnaces. Read on to learn more and to get help deciding if this would be the right choice for your household.

All About the Ductless Mini-Split

As we noted above, a ductless system is a type of heat pump. This particular system type, as the name implies, does not rely on a network of air ducts. Rather, it uses individual air handlers that are installed throughout your home, instead of a centralized blower that distributes air through ducts into the various vents throughout your house.

As we also noted above, because they operate on heat pump technology, they are capable of serving as air conditioners or heaters. This makes them a very popular and convenient option for home comfort. The system is comprised of an outdoor condenser unit and up to 4 indoor air handlers that can each be controlled individually, making a ductless system versatile, convenient, cost-effective, and efficient.

Versatility

Ductless systems provide both heating and cooling without the need for ductwork. If you live in an aging home that doesn’t have space for air ducts or simply never had ductwork installed, then this can be a fantastic alternative to centralized cooling and heating for you.

Convenience

Having ductwork installed can be a tedious and expensive process, depending on the layout of your home. Installing a ductless system is less invasive and can even be installed in one day, in some cases!

Cost Effectiveness

Switching to a ductless system from a central air conditioner and furnace can ultimately save your household a lot of money. Ductless mini-splits operate on less power than other HVAC systems by transferring heat rather than generating it.

Mini-split systems also enable homeowners to create “zones” in their homes, which means you don’t have to heat or cool the rooms that aren’t being used. This allows everyone in the home to be comfortable and makes the system more efficient overall since you don’t have to “blast” air conditioning or heating into the whole home just so one member of your household can be comfortable.

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 customerservice@daltonphc.com or schedule an appointment online for professional heating installation in Cedar Falls.

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