Before installing a mini-split HVAC system in your home, you’re likely to have a variety of questions.
Here’s one of the most common: is it harder to heat a cold home or cold room with a mini-split, when compared to other systems?
In Boston, temperatures during the winter months often remain below freezing for weeks on end. And that doesn’t even take into consideration the wind chill factor.
So, it’s clear to see that you need a powerful HVAC system that will keep you and your home warm until the spring months arrive.
Fortunately, you’re in luck if you have a mini-split or want to install one in the future. These systems are designed to work efficiently in temperatures as low as -13°F.
But is it a Good Idea?
Now that it’s clear that you can heat a cold room or home with a mini-split, you have to decide if this is right for you, your home, and your budget.
There are many benefits of a mini-split, including but not limited to:
- Control over multiple evaporators: With this, you can provide heat to every area of your home, not just a single room (as is the case with a space heater).
- Quiet operation: With a traditional gas furnace, the noises alone are enough to drive you nuts. Not only can the unit be loud, but the same holds true of your ductwork as it heats and cools. Mini-split systems are designed for quiet operation.
- Efficient operation: Are you tired of high energy bills during the winter months? A mini-split can put your mind at ease, as you’re likely to save money over the course of this season.
- It cools, too: An air source heat pump will also help you during the summer season, as it can generate cold air through the use of an evaporator and refrigerant lines.
- Cleaner air: Have you ever looked inside vents and/or ductwork? Even if it’s a relatively new home, they’re typically caked in dust, allergens, and other debris. A mini-split works without ductwork, so you never have to worry about this. The air is cleaner, and that’s a big deal from a health perspective.
Are You Still Concerned?
If you still have concerns and/or questions about the efficiency, power, and functionality of a mini-split, here are two things to keep in mind:
- You don’t have to get rid of your old system. For example, if you have a furnace or wood burner, you can keep it in your home so that you have a backup heat source if needed.
- You don’t have to tackle this process on your own. In fact, you shouldn’t. By consulting with an experienced installation professional, you’ll come to better understand the benefits and process. And of course, you don’t have to do any of the heavy lifting.
If you’re interested in learning more about how a mini-split system can heat your home, contact us online or via phone at (617) 915-2803.