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Why Go Ductless This Winter?

December 20, 2018

Homeowners here in the Harrisonburg area understand how important it is to have a reliable heating system come winter. But with so many heating system options, from furnaces to boilers to heat pumps, how are you to decide which type of heating system is best for you and your family? May we suggest one option that has been growing in popularity in the Shenandoah Valley: ductless heat pumps.

Ductless heat pumps go by many different names: ductless mini splits, ductless mini split heat pumps, and mini split heat pumps, to name a few. We also hear many homeowners refer to them as mini split AC units and split air conditioners — though these names can be misleading, and make it sound as though mini splits provide only cool air for your home.

For targeted heating that conveniently turns to cooling in the summer, consider going ductless with a ductless heat pump.

What Is a Ductless Heat Pump & How Does It Work?

Ductless heat pumps are small units which provide both heating and cooling for your home. Rather than using ductwork to distribute conditioned air throughout the house, you install one or more indoor air handlers precisely where they are needed. You might install one in a hard-to-condition bedroom, or multiple throughout your home for a complete comfort solution. These indoor air handlers are then connected to an outside condenser unit via refrigerant lines.

In the winter, the outside condenser unit collects heat in the surrounding air (even at below-freezing temperatures) and sends this heat indoors. In the summer, the ductless system uses a reverse process to send unwanted heat outdoors. The result? Energy efficient, year-round home comfort.

The Benefits of Going Ductless

You may be wondering, “Why choose a ductless heat pump system over other heating system options?” Here are just a few of the benefits that set ductless heat pumps apart:

No Need for Leaky Ductwork

When not properly sealed and maintained, ductwork can become leaky and waste increasing amounts of energy over time. Ductwork is also prone to issues like condensation, dust, and dirt buildup. Ductless heat pumps eliminate the need for ductwork, helping you avoid these energy efficiency and indoor air quality (IAQ) issues.

Conserve More Energy

Unlike furnaces and boilers that burn fuel like gas or oil to generate heat, heat pumps move heat from one place to another using electricity. This makes them one of the most energy efficient heating options available.

Lower Your Heating Costs

With greater energy efficiency comes lower heating costs from month to month. It’s as simple as that.

Customize Your Home Comfort

Because you choose exactly where to install the indoor components of your ductless heat pump system, you have complete control over your home comfort. Our team can help you design the perfect ductless solution for your home.

Start Experiencing the Ductless Difference with Excel

Ready to start enjoying benefits like greater indoor comfort, lower heating costs, and healthier indoor air quality? Ask the team at Excel Heating & Cooling about ductless heat pumps. We’ll show you what a ductless system might look like in your home and help you determine if it’s the right solution for you.

Go ductless and save more energy this winter. Call (540) 870-0423 or contact us to learn more.

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