Are you looking to upgrade your HVAC system? There are many advantages of installing a mini-split heat pump in your Brighton, IL home. This ductless option is especially ideal for homes with additions where it is difficult to expand the existing ductwork.
A mini-split heat pump has a compressor/condenser and an indoor air-handling unit. Linked to one another by a conduit, the air-handling unit will contain its own thermostat, making it simple and efficient to regulate the air temperature in the room where the unit will be installed. Here’s a look at four reasons you should install a mini-split heat pump.
When installing a mini-split heat pump, you can easily maintain the existing decor and design of the room you are placing it in. The air-handling unit and its components can be affixed to the walls, mounted from a drop ceiling, or even completely suspended from the ceiling. If you prefer, you can also opt for a floor model.
Enhanced Energy Efficiency
Did you know ducts can lose up to 30 percent of the heat flowing through them? Not only does this lead to an inability to keep your home at a comfortable temperature level, but it can greatly increase your utility bills. Since mini-split heat pumps don’t require ductwork, energy efficiency is greatly increased, which can result in lowering your energy bills.
Easy to Install
Ductless mini-split heat pumps are easy to install compared to traditional HVAC systems. A technician only needs to drill a three-inch hole in your wall to connect the outdoor and indoor units. Because a mini-split doesn’t require ductwork, it will generally only take a technician a day to install it. There will be little disruption to your routine, and you won’t have to worry about the design of your house being drastically altered.
Improved Cooling and Heating of Individual Rooms
If you’re looking for a way to cool or heat rooms individually in your home, you’re going to enjoy the effectiveness of a mini-split heat pump. Unlike a traditional HVAC system that cools and heats the entire home, a mini-split heat pump can be used to cool or heat only the rooms that are occupied. This benefit of mini-split heat pumps further increases energy efficiency and helps reduce heating and cooling expenses.
To learn more about the numerous benefits of mini-split heat pumps, contact Den Son Inc. Cooling & Heating.
Originally published in September 2018, updated in May 2020
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