The middle of winter here in Staten Island is cold. You’re relying on your heater more than you ever have and the constant use might put a little excess strain on the heating system. The added strain can really start to highlight the problems in your heating system. The longer winter goes on, the more apparent these problems become.
When you’re ready to make the switch, the transition can be a little rocky. There’s so much to know about your home’s HVAC system and how to best fit your system with a ductless mini split. If you’re looking for ductless HVAC services in Staten Island, NY make sure that you contact our team here at Scaran.
The Basics of Ductless Heating
You might have heard the term “ductless heating” or “ductless mini split.” But do you really know how these systems work? Let’s run through the basics.
A ductless system is a heat pump system that doesn’t rely on ductwork in your home. Since this system is a heat pump, it can both heat and cool your house. Ductless systems use individual air handlers installed throughout your home rather than a centralized heating system. These air handlers work autonomously to provide fine-tuned heating (or cooling) to different spaces in your home.
The Benefits of a Ductless System
So here’s why you should go ductless.
- Cost Effective: The biggest downside to a centralized heating system is the energy loss through the ducts. If you let your duct system get really out of shape, duct losses can account for more than 30% of energy consumption. This is especially true if your ducts are in an unconditioned space like your attic. Since ductless heating is more energy efficient you save on energy and, in turn, your heating bills are much lower.
- Increased Comfort: Ductless heating can provide you with better comfort. Have a room in your home that always seems to run cold? You can add an air handler here. You don’t have to use ductless heating alone—if you have centralized heating that just isn’t making the cut then you can add ductless heating to the mix. Many of our customers do this here in Staten Island so they can stay warm during the harsh winter temperatures.
- High IAQ: Ducts lose energy and they also accumulate lots of dust, dirt, and grime. When they accumulate, these contaminants get stuck in a closed loop cycle, the only way to clean it is to have a professional service your system. A ductless system bypasses these problems and offers a home with higher indoor air quality and less hassle.
- Easy Installation: If you want to put a centralized heating system in your home, it’s a huge affair. It takes lots of time and effort to install one of these systems in your home. Ductless systems are great because the installation is relatively quick and efficient—it can be done in the span of just a couple days.