With 2020 thankfully behind us, it’s time to start setting your 2021 New Year’s resolutions. What better way to kick off the year, than to look for ways to save energy, and money? One of the simplest ways to get started is to consider installing a ductless heating and cooling system. You can cut heating costs by as much as 50%, while also enjoying improved comfort all year-round. Here are the many benefits of a ductless heat pump and how they help save energy.
Ductless Versus Other Systems
Ductless systems use 25-50% less energy than other types of heater systems such as baseboard heaters or electric forced-air furnaces. In fact, the latest models of ductless systems not only look good and save space, but also have superior Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratios, or SEER of between 16 and 33. Their Heat Season Performance Factors, or HSPF range from 9 to 14 or more.
So what does this mean? When you invest in a ductless heating system, you get the best of both worlds: High efficiency to save money on energy and ideal comfort all year long. It’s a no brainer!
Saved Energy = Saved Money
So why do ductless heat pumps help you reduce your energy bills? Basically, ductless systems are designed to work smart not hard. As a result, when compared to a central HVAC system that works to heat or cool the entire house, a ductless system focuses on one room at a time. Because they are less demanding on energy to heat and cool an entire house, your zone based ductless system saves energy and therefore money. That is the beauty of the ductless heating system.
You have complete control over how the rooms in your home are heated and cooled. Not using the room right now? Just reduce the settings so less demand is placed on energy use. Finding one room in the house always too hot or too cold? Not with a ductless system. You can install the indoor units where they are needed most so that south-facing room that heats up in the summer stays cool, or that room above the garage is always nice and warm when temperatures drop. That makes a major difference in how energy is used. It’s a common misconception that you need a ductless mini-split in every room.
No Ducts, No Loss of Hot or Cold Air
Ductless systems are more efficient in delivering conditioned air. Nothing is lost because the air doesn’t travel through leaky ducts. Instead, the conditioned air is delivered directly into the space, so the temperature is easily controlled from room to room or zone to zone. Loss of heat or cool is eliminated when ducts aren’t used. In fact, you might be surprised to hear duct systems can waste as much as 30 percent of a home’s heat!
Great ROI with Ductless Systems
If you are fretting about the upfront costs of a new ductless system, keep in mind you will see savings that help pay for the investment quite quickly. Because the system is so superior in energy efficiency compared to old duct systems, you will see your cost covered in as little as three to five years — the cost of a ductless heat pump ultimately pays you back. You also can look forward to a long lifespan for your new system for up to 20 years.
When installed by a certified company, the warranty for parts, and in some cases labor, can last up to 12 years for additional savings on repairs. You have lower maintenance fees, as you simply rinse the filters off now and then as opposed to worrying about ongoing filter replacement and duct cleaning. Your home will also see increased resale value with a new, high-efficiency ductless heating system installation. Many utility companies also offer rebates to help cover the costs.
Ductless heating is a money-saving investment that shows benefits from the moment the system is installed. You enjoy added comfort, experience less hassle with maintenance and continue to see the savings put more money in your pocket. It is the perfect 2021 New Year’s resolution, with the benefit of making you feel good about being more environmentally responsible.
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