As heat pumps become more popular as options for home heating, there’ll be an increase in interest in the ductless version of heat pumps: ductless mini splits. These systems have been popular in Japan (where they were first used) and Europe for decades, and now they’re getting into more businesses and homes in the US.
Does your home have a use for ductless heating and cooling? It’s a good question to ask. Not every house will benefit from ductless mini splits in Ellensburg, WA, but many will. Today, we’re going to look at the five best reasons to consider installing one of these systems in your home.
#1. Your home lacks ductwork
Ductwork didn’t become common in homes until the 1970s, when central cooling and heat became popular. Many vintage homes don’t have ductwork at all, relying instead on hydronic heating for warmth and window AC units for cooling (if there’s any cooling). If you have an older, ductless home, you don’t have to go through the expense of having technicians add ducts so you can have central heating and cooling. Ductless systems only need space up on the walls of several rooms to provide comfort all around your house.
#2. You’re planning to remodel your house
You want to make big changes to your house—and it’s a good idea to make ductless a part of that change. Why? Because you won’t have to worry about the current ductwork. This gives you more freedom to make alterations to walls and ceilings and get back some of the space the ducts take up. It’s a simple process to account for a ductless mini split when remodeling your house.
#3. There are people in your house with asthma or allergies
Ductless systems do not blow around as much dust and debris as standard ducted systems. When a standard ducted system turns on, it will blow out the dirt, dander, and other pollutants collected in the ducts into the air. Ductless systems don’t have any ducts, so they won’t stir up any allergens in the air. This can make a huge difference for people in your home.
#4. You want to convert a garage, attic, or basement into a living space
One of the easiest ways to expand your house is to convert these spaces into new rooms. But since attics and garages aren’t heated or cooled, they’ll need to connect to the rest of the HVAC system—and this will throw off the entire balance of heating and cooling. A better way to approach this is to use a ductless system for the new room(s). There’s no need to interfere with the rest of the HVAC system.
#5. There are several hard to heat-and-cool spots in your house
You’ve got a room in your home that’s always the wrong temperature, no matter how you adjust the thermostat. With a ductless system, you have a way of heating and cooling it without making any changes to the HVAC system. Simply have a ductless system installed for that room, and it will have specifically controlled comfort for any time of the year. This works for any part of the house where you need it.
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