If you’re in the market for a new HVAC system, you have many more choices to consider than homeowners of the past. One option not available until fairly recently is the ductless mini-split heat pump, which differs from a traditional centralized air system in a number of key ways.
Here are some of the highlights to keep in mind when assessing this modern temperature control system’s usefulness for your home.
How Heat Pumps Differ From Furnaces
When you turn on a heat pump, the unit does not burn fuel like a traditional furnace, or activate a heating element like an electric furnace. Instead, it funnels existing heat from the local environment (most often from the outside air) and uses a blower to direct that heat into your household’s interior spaces in the winter. During warmer parts of the year, a heat pump’s blower can run in the opposite direction and serve as an air conditioning function by pulling warm air out of and cooling your home.
Ductless Heating And Cooling
If you’re like most Americans, your HVAC system relies on a network of indoor ducts to circulate, heat and cool the air in your home. These metal run through spaces above your ceilings, behind your walls and/or under your floor joists.
A ductless system does not rely on an indoor ducting network for heating, cooling or air circulation. Instead, this type of system features compact heating/cooling units installed in rooms throughout your household. Small tubes known as conduits run from each of these units through a floor or wall to your home’s exterior, then travel onward to the heat pump’s enclosure.
Mini-Split Zone Systems And The Benefits
In a mini-split heating/cooling system, you’re not forced to circulate air to all of the rooms in your home simultaneously. Instead, you can create separate temperature zones by remotely adjusting the settings of the room-mounted units you have installed. In any given zone, you can set a temperature that differs from the temperature maintained in other zones. You can also shut down all heating and cooling functions in a zone, if you so desire. In addition to improving the comfort of your home, this flexibility can help you control the amount of money you spend on utilities each month.
A ductless mini-split heat pump combines the advantages of heat pumps, ductless heating/cooling systems and mini-split zone systems. In the U.S., residents of many regions live in climates that make this heating/cooling setup a potentially attractive option. Typically, the only weather-related factor that makes the setup impractical is exceedingly cold wintertime temperatures. If you live in a more temperate region, a ductless mini-split heat pump may prove just the right fit for your heating and cooling needs.
Chandler HVAC Experts
If you’re still wondering which heating and cooling system is right for you, give the Chandler HVAC industry experts at Bruce’s Air Conditioning & Heating a call. Our knowledgeable techs will listen to your needs and assess your home to find out which quality system will work best for you and your family. We also offer 100% satisfaction guaranteed.
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