Creating a comfortable environment in your home without sending energy costs through the roof is a constant one. Trading cost-efficiency for better temperatures isn’t something you can always afford to risk, so what are you to do?

One solution may be to consider a ductless heat pump. These handy heating and cooling systems can provide a wealth of benefits that you wouldn’t receive with a traditional system. Is a ductless heat pump right for you? Here are a few handy tips from the heating and cooling experts at American Air, Plumbing & Electric to help you find out!

Added Flexibility

Arguably the most enjoyable benefit that ductless heat pumps provide is the ability to add several individual units, all of which you can control separately. Your home splits into “zones,” where each zone is heated or cooled by a single heat pump.

With this system in place, you’re able to regulate temperatures throughout your home instead of applying one blanket temperature to the entire floorplan. If someone likes their room cooler than the rest of the home, that’s not a problem. If you don’t use a certain floor or room as much as the rest of the home, simply adjust that area’s temperature and you’re good to go!

Cost-Saving Benefits

By installing a ductless heat pump, you’ll also reap plenty of financial rewards. Being able to control each zone individually, you cut out the extra energy an HVAC unit would need to heat or cool an entire home to a uniform temperature. You can even forego activating other zones entirely if you’re just going to be in certain areas of your home.

Easier to Install

Traditional heating and cooling units are bulky, heavy, and take up a ton of space. A lot of work goes into hooking it up to ductwork – which has to be installed if it wasn’t already – and sometimes it’s all just too much.

Ductless heat pumps, though, are much simpler. They go on your wall, which connects via a tube that only requires a small hole in your wall. That’s it! Compared to the entire installation operation of a regular HVAC unit, this is a walk in the park.

Some Drawbacks, However

Of course, there are some things to consider when you think about installing ductless heat pumps. The most notable thing that might give you pause about installing one is the upfront installation cost.

It’s higher than it would be with a traditional HVAC system, and although it’ll balance out over time, not everyone wants to take that plunge right off the bat. You also might not love how these wall-mounted units look in your home, but you could just as easily incorporate them into your home’s aesthetic.

Give American Air, Plumbing & Electric a Call!

Do ductless heat pumps sound like something you and your family could benefit from? Whether you’re ready to begin the installation process now or are on the fence and just need some more information, we’re here to help. American Air, Plumbing & Electric’s team has the knowledge and expert advice you’re looking for, and we’d be glad to guide you along with it no matter what you’re on the lookout for.

Get in touch with us at (407) 512-9337 today!

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