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Are Heat Pumps Worth the Hype?

Heat pumps are all the rage these days, while we think there are benefits to all types of air conditioners, there is some truth to the rumors. Ductless air conditioners, or mini-splits as they’re called, these powerful systems are an effective and efficient alternative to those who don’t want extensive ductwork installed in their home. Just because your home is too small or too old for air ducts to be installed, doesn’t mean you can’t benefit from high-quality cooling!

There are many advantages that come with a ductless air conditioner that we will be going over. However, the fact of the matter is, they are definitely worth the hype and if you’ve been thinking about making the switch then this post is just for you. Remember that these big switches should never be considered alone. It’s always a good idea to contact a professional technician when considering a new AC system or for air conditioning repair in Lake City, FL.

Heating Mode and Cooling Mode

One of the more interesting and phenomenal aspects of a ductless heat pump system is the fact that it functions both as a heating and cooling system. A ductless heat pump functions as many small air handlers that fit throughout your home and connect to an outdoor cabinet by refrigerant and power lines. The ductless system contains a switch that will reverse the flow of refrigerant and cause the system to draw heat from outside of your home and deposit it inside, basically the cooling process in reverse. This basically allows you to purchase a heating and cooling system all in one that is incredibly efficient and reliable.

No Ducts No Problems

Ductwork can be an expensive thing to install and maintain. Not only that, but leaking air ducts can contribute up to 40% of conditioned air loss through leaks and holes. This means that a central air conditioner could be functioning 40% less efficient than a ductless system. This means that you’d be spending more money on your utility bills for absolutely no reason!

No Breakdown Panics

When an air conditioner or heating system breaks down, it can be a pretty stressful event. Whether it’s a busted AC during a heatwave, or a failed furnace during a blizzard, you don’t want to be without your HVAC! Luckily, all the air handlers of a ductless system function independently of one another, which means that in the event of a breakdown, you’ll still have some functioning heating or cooling that you can use in the meantime.

An Efficient and Affordable Solution

Ductless air conditioners may be more expensive outright than a central air conditioner. However, with the various benefits we’ve mentioned, coupled with the fact that these systems run incredibly efficiently on their own, heat pumps end up paying for themselves drastically. So, if you can afford the initial investment, you’ll most likely be saving money in the long run.

As always, it’s imperative to have these systems set up by a service professional who knows exactly what they’re doing.

Looking for more information about a heat pump installation? Contact North Central Florida Air Conditioning today!

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