Keeping Your Home Warm with Lansing Ductless Heating
If you live in Lansing, then staying warm during the wintertime is surely a top priority. When temperatures drop below freezing, you want to be confident that your home or business’s heating system will do its job, efficiently heating your house without costing a fortune in energy expenses. Unfortunately for many homeowners, churches, and businesses in Lansing, when wintertime rolls around, energy costs skyrocket, and overpaying for heating seems like a must. At Van Drunen Heating & Air Conditioning, we want you to know that there is another options: ductless heating.
Ductless Heating: An Overview
A traditional heating system heats air (or water) in a single location, and then forces the hot air (or steam) through ductwork in the house, distributing it to different rooms. In newer homes, smaller homes, or homes that rely on natural gas, this is an efficient method, and effectively heats while also remaining affordable.
For many people in older homes or those who rely on electric heat, though, the heat-distributed-by-ducts system doesn’t do it’s job. For these people, a ductless unit may work better. A ductless unit provides zone-heating, and is comprised of an indoor unit – or multiple indoor units – that is attached to a single outdoor unit. Rather than traveling through ducts, the ductless heating system forces air directly into the room that it is heating, resulting in fewer energy losses.
Advantages and Disadvantages to Ductless Heating
There are pluses and minuses to a ductless heating system, which need to be considered on a case-by-case basis. Some of the advantages of ductless heating include:
- Energy efficiency. Ductless heating systems have a reputation as being much more energy efficient than are traditional heating systems. In fact, these systems are so efficient that they have the potential to reduce a homeowner’s heating costs by more than half!
- Flexibility. Another reason that ductless heating systems are preferred by many in Lansing is that they provide a lot of heating flexibility. For example, ductless heating allows for zone heating, meaning that temperatures can be controlled individually in each area of the house, and heating can be turned off when an area is not in use. Ductless heating units can also be installed in unattached dwellings, like an extra garage, without the installation of ducts.
- Ease of installation and little maintenance. These units are easy to install, and require much less construction than does the installation of ducts. They are also long-lasting, and require little maintenance and few repairs over the years.
There are, however, some potential downsides to ductless units, too. These include:
- Expense of installation. In some cases, installing a ductless heating system may be more expensive than is the installation of other heating methods, especially when ductwork in a home is already present. However, over time, energy savings with a ductless unit may outweigh these costs.
- Potential for energy loss. There is a potential for energy loss when a unit is not installed properly, is oversized, or is installed in a location that doesn’t allow for the most efficient heating of a home. This problem can be completely avoided when the unit is properly installed by an experienced professional.
Why Choose Van Drunen Heating and Air
If you have questions about efficient and cost-effective heating solutions in Lansing and want to learn more about ductless, contact our team at Van Drunen Heating & Air Conditioning today. We have been in the heating and cooling business for 50 years, and know everything there is to know about the best products, practices, and installations.
You can give our team a call today at 708-339-6444, or you can tell us more about what you’re looking for or ask us a question using our online form. We are eager to help you!