Homes in the Rye, NY area typically rely on centralized heating systems such as forced-air furnaces, which generate hot air in a single locale before blowing it to the various rooms of the home via a series of ducts. The system is elegant and efficient, but it might not be possible in some homes, and might make a poor fit in others.
The solution is the installation of a ductless mini-split system in the home, which gets rid of the ducts in favor of a decentralized HVAC system. Instead of a single unit heating the air (or cooling it in the summer time), a series of smaller individual units are placed in key areas throughout the home. Each unit is charged with heating or cooling a single room or section, and each can be programmed independently of the other units in the system.
That provides a number of tangible benefits over other types of heating:
- Homes built without the ability to support ducts—particularly homes built before the advent of central heating and air conditioning, which are not uncommon in this part of the country—can enjoy total heating and air conditioning. Otherwise, such households must rely on inefficient space heaters and the like, which aren’t especially practical.
- By turning off the heat in unused portions of the home, residents can lower bills tremendously without skimping on heat in parts of the home they are using. This also reduces the strain on the system overall.
- By adjusting the temperature in different parts of the home separately, residents can avoid fights or squabbles over the thermostat settings. This is true in most households, but is particularly true in boarding homes, hospices, and similar buildings housing a number of occupants.
If ductless mini-split systems sound appealing, contact the professionals at Yost & Campbell Heating, Cooling & Generators to discuss the possible options.