Keeping your home warm during the wintertime is a necessity more than luxury. It’s vital to have a system that can keep your home feeling toasty in order to maintain comfort, but you also want a heating system that’s as efficient as possible in order to reduce heating bills. Thankfully, there are a myriad of options available. One choice to consider is the mini-split heat pump. Basically, mini-split heat pumps have two main components: an outdoor compressor/condenser and an indoor air-handling unit with a conduit linking the two units. Despite its similarities with a conventional heat pump, the mini-split actually offers certain advantages over its more generic cousin. Here are some benefits of using a mini-split heat pump for your home.
Better heating for individual rooms
Since a mini-split uses an individual air-handling unit that can be adjusted to occupy a specific room or area, it’s much more effective in heating that given room or area. Most other heating systems only provide a uniform heating level throughout your home.
More placement options
As noted earlier, the air-handling units of mini-splits can be easily moved throughout the home. You can install them along a wall, suspend them from a ceiling, or even mount them from the floor. Other systems aren’t nearly as flexible.
Since mini-splits are ductless, they don’t experience the same type of energy loss that’s common among duct-based heating systems. This leads to better efficiency, which in turn leads to lower utility costs.
Mini-splits tend to be much quieter than traditional heat pumps because their two components generate less noise.
It’s also important to note a couple of potential disadvantages of mini-splits. The initial installation cost is often more expensive than other types of heating systems. Also, the indoor air-handling unit may be an eyesore for some people.
Is a mini-split heat pump a good choice for your home? You should weigh the benefits and drawbacks listed above before making your decision. Also, speak with an HVAC professional at SDAir to get more information and weigh the benefits for your particular home. You may find that the benefits of using a mini-split heat pump could mean the difference in keeping your home warm while keeping your energy bills cool.