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Is Ductless Heating Right for Me?

ductless-blowerVery possibly, so it would behoove you to contact a member of our team and to discuss your home heating options before deciding on a new heater for your home. Taking advantage of ductless heating in Stanwood, WA means that you can enjoy many benefits that the design of other home heating systems simply would not allow for. Ductless heating may not be right for every home, but not heater is. That is why our technicians are available to help determine if a ductless mini split is right for your home.

Keep in mind that you will only enjoy the full benefits of a ductless heating system if you schedule your ductless heating installation with qualified professionals. That is why you should keep our number handy. Whether you want to replace your existing heating system with a ductless mini split, or you think that a ductless heater is the right option for a new home under construction, our team will make sure that you enjoy the best that your system has to offer.

Heat Pump Technology…

As you may or may not know, a heat pump is an HVAC system that is capable of reversing its operation. This means that the heat pump doubles as both a heating and an air conditioning system. During the summer, the system acts like an air conditioner. It uses its refrigerant cycle in order to draw heat out of the air in the house, and then to release that heat outside.

In the winter, a component called a reversing valve allows it to draw existing heat out of the air outside, compress its warmed refrigerant, and the use that heat to warm the interior living space. While standard heat pumps use ductwork to distribute this conditioned air, ductless mini splits have another ace up their sleeves — they don’t need ductwork at all!

…and More!

Because of the way in which heat pumps, including ductless mini splits, make use of existing heat to heat homes, they are very efficient. Because ductless mini splits don’t use a centralized duct system, opting instead for individual blower units, they are even more so. There is no risk of air leaks in the ducts, because the ducts are not there to begin with!

That is not the only way in which ductless mini splits can boost efficiency, though. They also allow for simple zone control, since each individual blower is regulated by its own thermostat. That means that you no longer have to heat your entire house — or cool it, for that matter — to the same level throughout.

Perfect for Retrofits

Certain systems, like radiant heating systems, are best installed at the time of construction or during renovations. Tearing up your floors to install a hydronic in-floor heating system, after all, is a big project unto itself. A ductless mini split is great for existing properties, though, and is relatively easily installed by trained professionals.

All that is required for fitting the interior blowers to the outdoor unit is a simple conduit, which will contain power, refrigerant, and any necessary drainage lines. These pass through exterior walls, requiring only that a small hole — typically around 3″ in diameter, be drilled.

Schedule your heating services with Foss Heating & Cooling.

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