With winter in full force, homeowners often struggle to keep their homes consistently warm. The problem is, especially on colder days, your home probably doesn't heat evenly. Some rooms are going to be colder than others. There are a few ways that you can improve the efficiency of your heating system and airflow, but this article takes a specific look at ductless heat pumps. Investing in heat pumps can be a perfect solution for adding some heat to your home, but they aren't suitable for every property.
Heat Pumps are Convenient
Heat pumps are extremely convenient and affordable. The beauty of a ductless heat pump is that it only needs electricity to run. Basically, you buy it at a store, bring it home, take it out of the box, plug it in, and just like that you will have a new source of heat. The set up is simple, unless you have a wall-mounted unit. Wall-mounted units just need to be attached to the wall using power drills. Some people prefer these unites because it gets the pump out of the way and it takes up less space.
There are also portable units which sit on wheeled carts. This means they can be moved around from room to room. However, having a power plug strung across the room can be a little annoying.
Evenly Heating Your Home
Heat pumps, whether you get a wall-mounted or a portable unit, are extremely convenient when it comes to heating up rooms that are colder than other rooms in your home. No matter how powerful the HVAC system is, some rooms are going to be colder than others, just because of where they are located. Instead of compensating for this by turning up your heat, you can power on your pump and make that room much more comfortable without overheating the other rooms.
Ductless heat pumps are great in small spaces, but you don't want to be running one all day, every day. Since they run just an electricity, they can use a lot of power. There will be a noticeable increase in your electricity bills if you are running your heat pump at all hours of the day. A ductless heat pump is definitely not going to heat your entire home, unless you live in a small studio or one-bedroom apartment.
As you can see, ductless heat pumps have various uses, but they usually aren't the best solution for large homes. For more heating options and assistance, contact a professional HVAC company, such as I C E Heating & Cooling.Share