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5 Benefits of Adding Ductless Heating to your Home

Updated: Feb 16, 2023

Ductless (mini-split) systems continue to be a popular heating option for homeowners— with good reason. These units provide an efficient and convenient process for heating one or all rooms in your home. If you’re in the market to add heat to a new home addition, refinished basement or attic, or to just warm up a cold room, mini-splits might be a good option for you. Here’s why:


Ductless Systems are Small but Mighty

Mini-split systems use a compact outdoor unit connected to one or more indoor units through a thin conduit. This configuration allows for the transfer of refrigerant and power in an efficient manner. Other benefits include:


1. Energy Efficiency

One of the main benefits of a ductless heating system is its high level of energy efficiency. The lack of ductwork reduces the amount of energy that is lost during the heating process, meaning you'll use less energy to heat your home, reduce your carbon footprint, and enjoy lower heating bills. In addition, all ductless systems follow ENERGY STAR guidelines, making them a strong candidate for an eco-friendly, energy-efficient heating system.


2. Increased Comfort

A ductless heating unit allows you to program the temperature for each room or “zone” according to your desired preference. It distributes heat evenly, eliminating hot and cold spots of your home, for a comfortable and consistent heating experience. You can also install a ductless system that has cooling capabilities to meet your air conditioning needs during the warm summer months.


3. Easy Installation

Compared with traditional heating systems that require opening walls to install ductwork, ductless units are much less invasive to install. They are a great option if you’re looking to add heat to a newly finished addition or renovation. In fact, depending on your heating needs and the size of your system, a mini-split can be installed in a matter of hours with minimal disruption to your home and family.


4. Cost Effective

Installing or switching to a ductless system can help you save on heating and repair costs if your home’s current heating system is inefficient, outdated or broken. Ductless systems not only operate on less power, they are highly efficient.


5. Improved Indoor Air Quality

Mini-splits can improve your home air quality by dehumidifying and filtering out dust, debris and allergens helping to prevent sickness or health complications. To keep your heat pump operating at a high level (and your home air clean and fresh), be sure to schedule an annual maintenance appointment with the Main Stream Mechanical team.


Home Heating Installation, Service, Maintenance and Repair

Easy installation, increased efficiency, decreased energy costs, and premium comfort make ductless heating systems a desirable choice for homeowners. If you’re thinking about adding a mini-split to your home, contact the home comfort specialists at Main Stream Mechanical.


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