Surprising Benefits of Heat Pump Systems in Spring

Springs in Boston are one of the most beautiful times of the year here – but they can also come with unpredictable weather, high humidity, and swaths of allergy-inducing pollen.

You might already know that heat pumps have tons of advantages in the winter, but did you know there are also several benefits of mini split systems to enjoy in the spring? Let’s take a look below.

Top 6 Benefits of Ductless Mini Splits for Spring

Explore 6 great advantages of ductless during the spring season:

1. Humidity Control

April showers may bring May flowers, but they also bring a lot of humidity. Salty coastal air can be sticky and hot, making it harder for central HVAC systems and window ACs to keep up.

Ductless systems are much more efficient and also function as a dehumidifier to remove excess moisture from your air, so you don’t have to worry about buying a separate appliance. Not only does this make it easier to control your indoor comfort, it also helps to lower your energy costs.

2. Cooling and Heating In One

Outdoor temperatures fluctuate significantly in the spring, especially as climate change continues to worsen. Because mini splits are heaters too, you don’t have to worry about starting up a furnace or wood stove if the temperatures dip for a few days. Simply switch the setting on your indoor air handler and enjoy instant warmth.

This works great when temps are high during the afternoons but colder at night. Going from cooling to heating and back to cooling again is much harder on a central unit than a mini split and causes a lot of wear and tear.

3. Better Air Quality 

Spring pollen is murder on people with allergies and a bad HVAC system can make it even worse. Central systems push air through dirty ducts, collecting dust and microbes along the way. These get released into your air where they can contaminate your home and worsen health problems.

As their name implies, ductless systems don’t use this method and instead transfer heat from one place to another using thin metal tubing. This eliminates many of the air quality issues other systems present and keeps your home air safe and comfortable to breathe.

4. Lower Electric Bills 

Because mini split systems are incredibly energy efficient, your spring power bills are likely to be the lowest they’ve ever been. Even with switching your system on and off due to the changing weather patterns, ductless heat pumps still outperform other heating and cooling methods and use very little electricity to do their job.

Investing in a mini split does cost more upfront than just buying a window AC or space heater, but the savings over time will eventually pay for the system, leaving you with customizable comfort and rock-bottom energy costs for many years to come.

5. Independent Controls

One of the biggest benefits of a ductless system is the ability to have individual temperature zones that you can control independently of one another. This is extra helpful in the spring when temps are constantly fluctuating.

For example, say you have a four-zone system with one unit in the living room, one in the kitchen, and one in each bedroom. Someone in the kitchen could set their unit low to offset the heat created by cooking, while another person sets the living room unit to a cozy 70 degrees. Still another household member could turn their unit completely off if they were away for the night to avoid using unnecessary electricity.

6. Scheduling Convenience

Heat pumps with programmable thermostats also offer scheduling convenience, so you can set it and forget it. Here are just a few of the things you can do:

  • Set your system to cool more during the hottest parts of the day and less in the evening when it’s nicer out and you can open the windows
  • Set a lower temperature at night to sleep better and save money
  • Turn your system off when you will be away from work
  • Turn your system on just before you arrive home 

N.E.T.R., Inc. Is Your Trusted Boston Heat Pump Installer

N.E.T.R., Inc. is proud to be a top provider of heat pump installation services throughout the North Shore and can help you decide if switching to ductless is right for you. Contact us today to learn more about mini splits or to schedule your free home energy assessment by calling (781) 428-4478.