The way that you heat your home is an important consideration; the wrong method could not only cost you more money and be less energy efficient, but could also affect the comfort of you and your loved ones during the coldest months of the year. What’s more, if you are adding on to your home, renovating, or constructing a separate, unattached dwelling, the wrong heating system could cost a fortune to install. At Van Drunen Heating & Air Conditioning, we realize that there are multiple ways to efficiently heat a home, business, or church. Our job is to help you explore those options and come up with the solution that meets your specific needs. One type of heating that we love – and which is energy efficient and affordable – is ductless heating.
Ductless heating is a great heating option for homeowners who spend a lot of money on electric heat every winter, do not have ductwork running throughout their home, need to heat a separate unit (like a mother-in-law apartment or unattached garage), or want to provide heat to a specific area of the house, especially one that isn’t used year-round.
Ductless heating relies on the installation of an indoor unit which is attached to an outdoor unit, and connected via refrigerant lines. This installation is not invasive; the refrigerant lines need a small hole in the wall – about three inches in diameter – in which to enter the home. A single outdoor unit can support up to eight indoor units, which means you can provide heat to multiple areas of the home without hassle.
While central heating solutions can be a great way to heat your home when ductwork is present and heating costs are minimal, ducts can also be extremely energy inefficient. In fact, the amount of heat that is lost through poorly insulated or damaged ducts accounts for about 30 percent of the average home’s heating costs!
When you make the switch to ductless heating, you can be certain that zero percent of energy is being lost; heat is expelled from the ductless heating unit directly in the room or area where the unit is installed. These units are also extremely energy efficient, and may reduce the average homeowner’s heating bill by half! When compared to space heaters, there is no comparison – ductless heating system are much more efficient.
There are a couple downsides to ductless heating systems in some cases, although often times, these negatives are completely avoidable.
The first downside to a ductless heating unit is that in some cases, the installation may be more expensive than the installation of other heating systems. However, because these units are so energy efficient, these losses are often made up for over time.
The second downside to a ductless heating unit is that the location of their installment is a crucial aspect of their efficiency; one that is oversized, installed incorrectly, or is installed in a place where air cannot circulate does not provide the correct temperature and humidity control, and wastes energy. This is part of the reason that it is essential to make sure that an experienced professional handles all of your ductless heating installation needs.
To learn more about ductless heating and why our team at Van Drunen Heating & Air Conditioning is the best choice for the job, contact us today. You can reach our Dyer professionals now online, or contact us by phone at 708-339-6444. We have 50 years’ worth of experience, and know how to install a ductless heating system that will work well for you and save you money!
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