The Advantages of Using Ductless Heating in Your Massachusetts Home
Modernizing the heating in older MetroWest houses can be an expensive challenge if extensive ductwork installation is required, but mini-split heat pumps can be a cost-effective alternative for homeowners.
Advantages of mini-split systems
The wall- or floor-mounted indoor units provide heating and air conditioning without the need for duct work. They are also more energy-efficient than standard window-mounted AC units, and on top of that, they are more aesthetically pleasing.
Since mini-split heat pumps are installed in individual rooms, they allow zoned heating and cooling. That means that you can heat rooms that need it but not those that don’t. This can translate into lower utility bills as you’re not paying to warm a room that is already at a comfortable temperature.
Other advantages of mini-split systems include:
- Design flexibility
- Quiet operation
- Convenient remote-control use
Alternatives to ductwork
According to Energy.gov, mini-split systems are excellent heating options when the cost of extending ductwork is not feasible:
Ductless, mini-split-system heat pumps (mini splits) make good retrofit add-ons to houses with “non-ducted” heating systems, such as hydronic (hot water heat), radiant panels, and space heaters (wood, kerosene, propane). They can also be a good choice for room additions where extending or installing distribution ductwork is not feasible, and very efficient new homes that require only a small space conditioning system. Be sure to choose an ENERGY STAR® compliant unit and hire an installer familiar with the product and its installation.
We can help
The licensed professionals at Nicholson Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning can advise homeowners on whether mini-split HVAC systems would be a good option for their home. Our experts can also inspect and tune-up your existing heating systems to keep them running at top efficiency.
If you want to make an appointment to discuss the installation of mini-split heating systems in your home or for other HVAC maintenance needs, contact Nicholson today at 508-881-1500 or visit www.nicholson-hvac.com. We proudly offer discounts for seniors, veterans and disabled individuals.