September 26, 2014
One of the biggest challenges for today’s homeowners is choosing the right type of heating system when preparing for a retrofit. There are a number of different options to choose from, each of which comes with its very own set of pros and cons. As technology progresses, however, some heating systems stand apart from the rest, and mini-split heat pumps are at the top of the heap right now.
There’s no getting around the fact that ductless mini-splits are all the rage right now, and understanding the benefits that come along with installing such a heating system will help to give you a better idea as to whether or not they may be a good fit for your home. Here are just a few reasons to embrace mini-splits, each of which is more than worth considering:
Every homeowner wants to save as much money as possible on their energy bills throughout the year, and doing so can be tricky at times. According to Energy.gov, “Duct losses can account for more than 30% of energy consumption for space conditioning, especially if the ducts are in an unconditioned space such as an attic.”
Mini-split heat pumps have no ducts and are exceptionally efficient (2-3x more so than electric baseboards); especially the Mitsubishi mini-splits that Tom Rostron installs. If you’re looking to save money on your heating bill throughout the winter, mini-split heat pumps are the perfect solution.
Simple Installation for Home Retrofits
A lot of people overlook the importance of choosing a heating system that is easy to install and minimally invasive. Since mini-splits generally require only a three-inch hole to support a conduit between the indoor and outdoor units, you don’t have to worry about doing any excessive damage to your home or leaving open the possibility of a security breach. Easy installation also means you don’t have to worry about spending more than you can afford on a heating system, as tricky installations can be costly.
Winter Heating, Summer Cooling
Conditioning a home can be tricky when you have to deal with the vast temperature differentials of Monmouth County NJ. You can focus all you’d like on winter heating, but you need to ensure that your home is cool enough in the summer as well. Mini-split heat pumps handle both heating and cooling, resulting in a single-system option that keeps you and your family comfortable throughout the entire year and doesn’t require you to install an additional system for air-conditioning.
No Excessive Costs Associate with Gas and Oil
As the winter approaches, many people cringe when thinking about what their heating bills may come to. Oil and gas prices are extremely volatile, which can make planning and budgeting for the winter a difficult process. When you install mini-split heat pumps, the concerns associated with high or unstable fuel prices disappear.
Mini-splits are quickly becoming heavily adopted, and the interest isn’t going away anytime soon. The benefits mini-splits can have on both the heating and cooling of your home are undeniable, and making the switch is easy.