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Why You Should Consider Ductless Heating

Friday, March 20th, 2015

One of the images in the popular imagination of heating a building is a large furnace hooked up to a network of metal ducts that spread throughout the building. Although this image is a bit out of date (ductwork is often made from flexible material today), it is still true that most forced-air central heating systems must rely on ductwork to distribute heat through a home.

Most, but not all. Ductless heating is an option you can consider for your home. If you are planning to build a new house or remodel your current one, or if you live in an older home without the space for ducts, you should look into the installation of ductless heating. Call JC Mechanical Inc. and speak to our heating specialists, and they will help you decide if a ductless heating system is a good choice for you. We provide full service for ductless heating in Costa Mesa, CA.

The benefits of ductless heating

There are some significant advantages to going with a ductless system for your next installation. Here are a few:

  • Heating and cooling: Ductless systems are a type of heat pump: ductless mini split heat pumps. This means that, like standard split heat pumps, they can both heat and cool a home. During cold weather, they absorb heat from outside and release it inside. During warm weather, they absorb heat from inside and release it outside. Although ductless heating can experience some efficiency trouble in heating mode when the temperature drops below freezing, this almost never happens in Costa Mesa.
  • Energy efficiency: The lack of ducts helps a ductless mini split heat pump obtain higher efficiency than other systems. This is because there is no heat loss along the length of the ducts. Individual air handler units send the air straight out into rooms.
  • Improved air quality: Ductless heating is advantageous for homes that have residents who suffer from asthma and allergies. Ducts will pick up dust, pollen, dander, and other debris over time, which the airflow will then blow out into the rooms. Ductless mini splits don’t have this concern, making them a great way to cut down on allergens in your air.
  • Excellent for smaller and older homes: If you want to enjoy the benefits of central heating, but you don’t have space for ducts and a boiler is not an option, then a ductless mini split is a great choice. Installers can put a unit in quickly, and you can start enjoying central heating where you never thought it was possible.

Ductless mini split heat pumps are not right for every home; if your house already has a duct network, it is probably best to stay with a standard heat pump or furnace. However, if the description above makes it sound as if a ductless system is the right match for your current or future home, call JC Mechanical Inc. today and set up an appointment to learn more about our professional heating service in Costa Mesa, CA.