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Keeping your Easton, MD home comfortable during the colder months can be a difficult and costly task. Many people think space heaters are the most efficient way to heat a home, but that is not always the case. Ductless mini splits are a much better option for the following seven reasons.

1. High Cooling Capabilities

A ductless system can both heat and cool your home. In summer, it can serve as an air conditioner; in winter, it functions as a heater. This is unlike space heaters that can only generate heat and warm up a single room.

Ductless systems automatically switch from cooling to heating mode and vice versa, depending on weather patterns. It only takes a few minutes for it to adjust. This capability means that you don’t have to buy two different systems for your home.

2. Low Maintenance

Ductless mini splits are low maintenance since there are no ducts and filters to clean. On the other hand, space heaters require regular cleaning and maintenance to prevent them from overworking and breaking down.

However, ensure you schedule regular maintenance to check the refrigerant levels, coils, and other pieces of equipment. Regular maintenance is important to prevent your system from breaking down and prolonging its lifespan.

3. Zoned Cooling and Heating

Another benefit of going ductless is being able to control the temperature in different areas or rooms of your home. This isn’t possible with space heaters. With space heaters, you can only heat the room where it’s located. Plus, the temperature may not be to everyone’s liking.

Ductless systems have an indoor and outdoor unit. The outdoor unit connects to the indoor unit through small refrigerant lines. Each indoor unit has a thermostat that allows you to set the temperature for that particular zone. For instance, you may prefer a cooler temperature in the living room versus your home office or the kid’s bedroom.

The ability to customize the temperature in each room also makes ductless mini splits more energy-efficient since you only heat or cool the areas you use. You can also set the timer so the system will adjust automatically when you’re not home.

5. Easy to Install

Ductless mini splits are very easy to install since there’s no need for ductwork. All you need to do is schedule an installation appointment with a qualified HVAC company. A member of their team will come out and install the indoor and outdoor units, show you how to adjust them, and the rest is up to you!

At the same time, space heaters take only a few minutes to install. But again, they can’t heat more than one area at once.

6. Cost-Effective

The initial cost of purchasing and installing a ductless mini split may be higher than that of a space heater. However, you’ll save more money in the long run because of its high energy efficiency. You’ll also save on repair and maintenance costs since these systems are easy to maintain. However, that doesn’t mean skipping routine maintenance visits is okay.

7. Safety Level

Ductless mini splits are much safer to use than space heaters. Space heaters can pose a fire hazard if you don’t use them properly. When using them, you should be aware of the environment so that you don’t place them near flammable materials such as curtains or bedding.

Ductless mini splits don’t have these risks since they only circulate already cooled or heated air in your home. An experienced company will alert you of any potential risks during the installation process.

Ductless mini splits are the best choice for heating your home during the winter, especially if you live in an area with harsher weather. Contact us at Griffith Energy Services to find out more about ductless mini-splits and how we can help you choose the best system for your home.

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