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When Is Ductless Heating a Good Option for a Home?

If you are reading this, you’re probably giving serious consideration to putting in a new heating system for your house, or else you’re planning a new home and are thinking about the different options for a heater. Ductless heating systems, also known as ductless mini split heat pumps, are a choice for home comfort that is getting more popular each year, and for some very good reasons. But are these the right reasons for your house and your plans? Let’s take a closer look.

When Ductless Heating Makes Sense

A ductless mini split heat pump runs similar to a standard heat pump, with an outdoor and indoor unit that circulates refrigerant to move heat from the outdoors and release it indoors (and reverse the process in hot weather). But a ductless system uses multiple indoor units, small air handlers, that are mounted on the walls of rooms to send air directly into the space. This is an advantage in a number of situations:

  • New home construction: If you go with a ductless system for a new home, you can get rid of the hassle and the space-concerns of ductwork. The ductless mini split has both your heating and air conditioning need covered without any space used for a ventilation system.
  • Add on rooms: For a remodel that’s adding a room to your house, using a ductless mini split means you don’t have to tamper with the existing HVAC system or make expensive replacements.
  • To deal with allergies: Ducts collect dust and other debris, and when the heating system comes on, these particles get blown out into the air. But ductless systems don’t have this problem, which makes them ideal for households with people who suffer from allergies or asthma.

On the other hand, going ductless isn’t the best choice for a home that already has extensive ducts for the AC and heater. In these cases, it’s much simpler to have a new furnace or heat pump put in. If you want the opinion of a professional on this, simply give our offices a call! We install the finest Mitsubishi ducted and ductless heating and air conditioning systems.

Comfort Flow Heating in Eugene, OR—Quality Service & Install since 1961.

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