Advantages of Using a Ductless Heat Pump in Your Massachusetts Home

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ductless heat pumpHome heating and cooling expenses are always on the rise, especially in eastern Massachusetts, where weather changes vary from frigid cold to blazing heat. Money, comfort and energy efficiency are always priorities with homeowners, so the advantages of a ductless heat pump should be taken into serious consideration.

Also called a mini-split system, variable refrigerant flow (VRF) heat pump or multi-split system, it’s an environmentally-friendly, money-saving solution to inefficient window-mounted air conditioners and baseboard heating, especially in older homes.

  • A ductless heat pump can be easily retrofitted to any home with an existing ductless system, including those with hot water heat, propane, kerosene or wood-fired space heaters or radiant electric panels. If you’re expanding your living space, they can be installed in any room addition, especially if extending extra ductwork into the space would be unfeasible or prohibitively expensive.
  • This system is a highly efficient, low maintenance unit that delivers heated or cooled air directly into different areas or rooms in your home without routing it through ducts. Up to 20 percent of the air being circulated through your home can be lost due to holes, leaks or poorly connected ducts, adding to your annual utility bills.
  • Budget-conscious homeowners are aware that the cost of heating and cooling expenses for a family of four can average up to or more than $1,000 a year, nearly half of the home’s total energy allowance. Replacing your current system with a ductless heat pump can cut those costs by about 30 percent.
  • With traditional HVAC systems, you usually control the temperature of your entire home with one thermostat. A ductless heat pump system is designed to work in zones, giving you better control over the temperature in different rooms or areas.

Ductless system technology has been around for more than 30 years, offering a convenient solution to traditional heating and cooling systems.

For more expert information about the advantages of a ductless heat pump, contact the HVAC professionals at Rodenhiser Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning. We’ve been serving homeowners in the Route 495/128 area of Massachusetts for more than 80 years.

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