Lately, more and more homeowners in the Festus, MO area have chosen a mini-split system to heat their homes. However, many more homeowners seem to believe that mini-splits are only useful for cooling. In reality, nothing could be further from the truth. Here are all of the reasons why a mini-split system might be the ideal way to heat your home.
Mini-Splits Offer Efficient Heating
Although plenty of people don’t know it, mini-split systems — particularly with heat pumps — are among the most efficient heating systems on the market. Part of the reason for that is the fact that they don’t rely on ductwork to carry heat around your residence. A home’s ductwork can be a big source of heat loss, forcing the heating system to work harder than necessary. In some homes, the U.S. Department of Energy estimates that ductwork heat losses can account for more than 30% of the energy used each winter.
Plus, mini-splits with heat pumps don’t use electricity to generate heat. They only use it to capture heat from the outside air and carry it into your home. In some cases, a mini-split system may be up to four times as efficient as even the most efficient gas-powered furnace available. In other words, they save homeowners some serious money on their heating bills.
Mini-Splits Offer Zoned Heating
Another excellent heating benefit you’d get from a mini-split system is the ability to only heat the parts of your home that you’re using. Whole-house heating systems typically don’t let you turn off the heat in the rooms you’re not using, and if you close the vents in those rooms instead, you’ll harm the system’s efficiency.
Mini-splits, however, rely on a separate indoor unit for each room in your home. You can set independent temperatures for each unit or turn them off when you don’t need them. That flexibility allows you to customize your home’s comfort and only pay to heat the rooms you want to heat.
Mini-Splits Are Quiet
At one time, mini-split systems had a reputation for noisy operation. However, that hasn’t been true for a very long time. Today’s mini-split systems operate just as quietly as any other type of heating system. In most cases, you wouldn’t even notice that they’re on unless you stood right next to one of your indoor units. Also, the outdoor units of today’s mini-split systems are just as quiet and won’t bother you or your neighbors when they’re on.
Mini-Splits Both Heat and Cool
Another major benefit of installing a mini-split system to heat your home in the winter is that the same system will cool your home in the summer. It’s costly to install and maintain two separate HVAC systems in your house, and you must pay to maintain each one and replace each individually if they fail. Since mini-split systems can both heat and cool your home, you’ll need half as many maintenance visits each year. In addition, today’s mini-split systems routinely last between 10 and 15 years before needing replacement. That means you’re set for heating and cooling for at least a decade if you install a new mini-split system.
Mini-Splits Have Remote Controls
If you’ve ever woken up on a cold morning in a home with a traditional heating system, you know the dread of getting from your bed to your thermostat to raise the temperature. With a mini-split system, you’d never have to experience that again. Mini-splits come with remote controls so you can regulate the temperature of a room from anywhere in it. Also, some mini-splits support Wi-Fi connections, so you can control the temperature of every room in your home from a smartphone app.
Yes, You Should Get a Mini-Split to Heat Your Home
By now, it should be quite clear that mini-split systems are an excellent home heating option. What’s more, Bone Heating & Cooling is the best place to turn to get one installed in your Festus, MO residence. We’re a family-owned and -operated business that has served this area conscientiously since 1978, and we have a team of highly trained and experienced technicians at your disposal. We offer a wide range of residential heating and cooling solutions, including ductless mini-split systems. We also offer sheet metal fabrication services and flexible maintenance agreements to help you care for your home’s HVAC system. Whenever you need repairs, rely on us for that too.
So, if you’d like to install a mini-split to heat your home this winter, contact us at Bone Heating & Cooling today, and we’ll take care of the rest!