Should You Add Ductless HVAC to Your Current Heating System?

Home and business owners can experience a variety of different challenges with their heating and cooling systems. The solutions are just as varied as the problems; but in many cases, the right solution may be to augment your current heating method with ductless. 

Wondering if a ductless mini split is the right answer for your home or commercial property? If you want to do any of the following, a ductless heating and cooling system can help.

1. Bring Heat to Cold Areas of Your Home

Bring Heat to Cold Areas of Your HomeUnfortunately, a lot of heating systems struggle to evenly heat a home or commercial property. If you have central heating, the duct work may not extend into your basement, attic, or garage. If you want to spend more time in those places, you’ll need to extend it, which can take a lot of time and construction work. Alternatively, you can simplify the process by opting for a ductless system. Ductless systems are also perfect for home or office additions. 

If you use a wood or pellet burning stove to heat your home, you may have several areas that don’t feel warm enough. Often, you have to choose between excessive heat in the room with the wood burning stove or overly cold temperatures in the other parts of your home. A ductless system helps you find the right balance. You can use your wood burning stove to heat most of your home. Then, you can augment with a ductless system in the parts of your home that aren’t near the wood burner.

2. Reduce Work Related to Wood Burning Stoves

Heating your home with a fireplace, a wood burning stove, or a pellet furnace can feel nice, but these heating methods can also be messy and time consuming. Depending on your set up, you may have to find or even chop down firewood. You may have to carry huge bags of pellets, clean out ash, deal with excess dust, or take care of other annoyances. 

Often, this type of heating only works if you’re at home every day and you like tending a fire. To make your life easier, you may want to augment your home heating with a ductless HVAC system. Then, you can use wood or pellets as desired, but when you’re not up for dealing with those challenges, you can simply turn on your ductless units.

3. Avoid Removal Costs

Tired of your old heating solution, but don’t want to deal with the construction mess, time, and effort associated with removing that system? Then, you may want to opt for simply adding ductless units to augment your current heat source. You can leave old radiators, baseboard heaters, fireplaces, and other heating equipment in your home, and your ductless heating installation expert can easily work around those elements.

5. Improve Efficiency

Unfortunately, many home heating solutions aren’t that efficient. Central heating, for example, can cause homes to lose heat easily. As the warm air moves through the ducts in attics or crawl spaces, heat leaks out of the ducts, unnecessarily warming those unused areas. Baseboard heaters are notorious for being inexpertly installed under windows in a way that allows the heat to seep out of the window or out of the wall around the radiator. Old systems, in general, tend to be inefficient. 

If you want to improve the efficiency of your residential or commercial heating system, you may want to make the switch to a ductless system. A ductless heating and cooling professional can help you assess your current efficiency levels and find out how much you might save by switching to ductless.

6. Turn Off Heat to Some Areas

In some cases, you may want to invest in a ductless HVAC system so that you can turn off the heat in some parts of your home or commercial property. If you have rooms or even entire floors that you don’t use, heating those areas may be a waste of money and resources. In these situations, you may want to switch to ductless mini splits so you can only heat the rooms you need to. 

Tired of uneven heating? Trying to be more efficient? Want to split your home or office into different heating zones? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may want to augment your current heating solution with a ductless system. 

To learn more, contact us today. At N.E.T.R., Inc., we provide heating and cooling solutions, installation, services, repairs, and more to homes and businesses throughout Boston and the surrounding area.

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