Most homeowners have heard about ductless HVAC or “mini-split” systems for cooling their homes, but you may not know that these systems are also able to provide efficient heat during the winter months. You may not want to consider this option if your current HVAC system is doing its job, however if it’s time to replace your current heating system you should know about the benefits of a ductless mini-split.  Our Austin heating experts will enlighten you below.

While a ductless HVAC system isn’t a good choice in regions that get super cold in the winter, they are ideal for heating homes in central Texas.  With highs often in the 60s and lows that rarely drop into the single digits, you can enjoy a cozy, warm home throughout the winter.

One of the primary benefits of a mini-split system is you can control the temperature in every area of your home.  For instance, 72 degrees F may be where you’re most comfortable in the living/kitchen area, while 62 degrees F is perfect for sleeping in the bedroom, or rooms that aren’t occupied.  Greater comfort, lower energy bills.

Here are some of the reasons you may want to switch to a ductless HVAC system before winter arrives:

  • You prefer electric over gas or burning wood. A fireplace is cozy, but it can also create a mess – and the amount of work required to carry in wood is more than many homeowners want to deal with.  Gas furnaces cost more to operate than heating systems that use electricity.
  • You will likely have to replace your AC before next summer. If you have had issues with your current cooling system that require constant repairs or your AC unit is getting old, it’s the perfect time to switch to a ductless system for all your heating and cooling needs.
  • You have expanded a room, closed in a carport, or done other renovations on your home. When the rooms of your home have changed or you have added a room on, it’s often very difficult to integrate an old HVAC system and existing ductwork into those spaces.  This is a great time to enhance comfort through all of the rooms of your home so that you don’t experience hot or cold spots.

If this innovative heating and cooling system sounds good for your needs, our Austin HVAC professionals are ready to answer any questions you may have and work with you to come up with the right solution.  Contact Schneider Mechanical today!