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HVAC Tips: Consider Ductless Heating

We’re getting there, aren’t we? Slowly but surely, we’ve been shedding the warm summer weather and moving closer and closer to another freezing winter season. If you are thinking about replacing your heating system this year, you really should not wait too much longer before doing so. Before you know it, you’re going to be needing that heater to be working regularly. Of course, that doesn’t mean that you should rush through the heating system selection process, either.

No, what you need to do is familiarize yourself with your home heating options, and make sure that you are choosing the heater that best suits your needs. One that we often find ourselves recommending is the ductless mini split. With a ductless mini split, you can enjoy many different benefits that other systems simply cannot match. Just remember that you’ll only enjoy those benefits to the fullest when you schedule your ductless mini split services with Milford, CT HVAC professionals. Look no further than those on our team.

Why Skip the Ductwork?

Forced air heating systems, such as air to air heat pumps and furnaces, are really great in many applications. There is one issue that they can suffer from which is enough to put some homeowners off of them, though. That is leaky ductwork. Leaky ductwork is tough to spot, as so little of your ductwork is actually visible in your home, and it can negatively affect your heater in a number of ways.

Leaky ductwork allows heated air to leak out into unconditioned areas of your home, resulting in higher energy costs and reduced comfort due to hot spots throughout the house. Plus, it can also allow pollutants to enter the ductwork, and then they can be distributed throughout the house by the very same ducts meant to help you live comfortably.

There is also the fact that installing ductwork in an existing property can be a bit of a hassle. It can also require a bit of remodeling/construction that homeowners with very historic homes may not be happy about.

The Solution

Ductless mini splits use an outdoor heat pump unit, just like an air-source heat pump. However, they also feature individual, wall-mounted blowers. These blowers connect to the outdoor unit via a simple conduit, containing power and refrigerant lines.

Because ductless mini splits still use heat pump technology, they are incredibly efficient. In heating mode, they absorb heat from the air outside by evaporating refrigerant, which is then compressed and used to heat the air inside. In the summer, you can reverse the operation of the system to cool your home with the very same equipment.

You’ll never have to worry about damaged ductwork driving up energy costs or dragging down comfort levels. You’ll also be able to control the blowers independently of one another, meaning that you can maintain different temperatures in different areas of the house. That way, everyone is comfortable! No more arguing about thermostat settings when temperatures fluctuate.

Celco Heating and Air Conditioning is here for your ductless heating needs.

 

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