Heating systems come in all shapes and sizes in the Kerrville, TX area. Every home is different, and in a place as individualistic as our neck of the woods, homeowners need to tailor their heating to fit their living space the best. Most homes rely on traditional forced-air furnaces or similar centralized models.
They work well and do their jobs without costing you an arm and a leg in most cases. But depending on your circumstances, you might do better with an alternative model of heating, especially a ductless mini-split system which provides a number of advantages.
Centralized heating models use one single unit to generate the heat, then distribute it through your home via ducts (or pipes in the case of boilers). Ductless systems, on the other hand, distribute the workload through multiple units spaced throughout your home. Each unit can be operated independently of the rest of the system, allowing you to raise and lower the temperature in different parts of the home separately.
That provides two very distinct benefits:
- On a level of pure luxury, it helps avoid family squabbles over the thermostat by letting individual members set the temperature to taste in different rooms. So you can lower the heat in the kitchen while cooking over a hot stove while your spouse can read or watch TV in the living room without freezing.
- On a far more practical level, it allows you to turn off the heat in parts of the home that no one is occupying, while running it in rooms you do occupy. This can lower the monthly costs of heating — especially in larger homes — as well as reducing wear and tear on the system as a whole. Over time, that can save you quite a bit of money.
Call the pros at D’Spain Sales & Service, Inc. for more on ductless heating systems!