Ductwork takes up valuable space in your attic, but it isn’t necessary. A ductless mini split heat pump system offers ductless heating and cooling with a variety of benefits. It’s gaining so much popularity among homeowners and is a near-perfect system because of its flexibility and unique benefits.
If you live in Boulder and need heating and air conditioning, there’s no better time to schedule a free ductless heat pump consultation. Learn more about the benefits of a ductless heat pump unit and then give us a call so we can answer any other questions you have.
It costs more upfront to purchase and install a ductless mini split heat pump unit than a more traditional HVAC system. This is because a heat pump replaces both an AC and a heater. Installation involves mounting multiple air handlers on either the walls or ceilings throughout the rooms of your home, plus the outdoor unit. But you can easily recover these costs over the life of your ductless system because of the energy savings.
Research shows that ENERGY STAR certified ductless heat pump units use up to 60% less energy than a more traditional alternative. Savings can vary based on how much you spend on your energy bill each month, but those savings can still add up quickly for low energy bills.
For example, if you spend $150 per month to heat and cool your home, you can cut that expense down to $60 per month and save $1,080 annually. It’s easy to justify spending more upfront and saving over the life of your unit, especially when you can actually end up saving more than you spend.
A ductless mini split heat pump system can be an eyesore to some homeowners. You’ll have a visible air handler in every room of your home. Although the units are installed high up on the wall near the ceiling, they can still come across as an eyesore to some homeowners. Traditional HVAC systems are almost completely out of sight so it may take time to adjust.
But even your HVAC system has vent grates all around your house servings as entry points for heated and cooled air. When you’re used to seeing those grates, they don’t bother you as much. The same thing can happen with a ductless mini split. Over time, you’ll adjust to the appearance of each air handler and you may not even notice them anymore.
Other Benefits of a Ductless Heat Pump System
The bottom line is that the potential benefits far outweigh any negatives to a ductless mini split heat pump. You have greater control over the temperatures in each room of your home. One person can have their room cooler while someone else has their room warmer. You can also improve energy efficiency since you don’t have to heat or cool your whole home all at once. This is especially beneficial during the hottest and coldest months of the year.
Contact Meyers Heating & Air Conditioning today to schedule an appointment with our professionals.