May 31, 2017
Many homeowners in the Berkeley, El Cerrito and Oakland areas have spent years dealing with what are often referred to as “problem rooms.” These rooms are seemingly impossible to heat during the winter months and can be overwhelmingly hot during the summer.
If you’ve air sealed the room, beefed-up insulation and are still experiencing problems, the answer you seek may be found in a ductless mini-split heat pump.
What is a Ductless Mini-Split?
A ductless mini-split is a heating and cooling unit that operates independently from your home’s ductwork. Like central air systems, ductless mini-splits have two essential components—an indoor air handler, coupled with an outdoor compressor. These two pieces of equipment are linked by a conduit, thus completing the system.
What sets mini-splits apart is that they can be used to both heat the home in the winter and cool it during the summer months. Because they can be installed in rooms where ductwork is not present, they’re ideal for controlling temperatures in rooms that have historically been difficult to keep comfortable.
Mini-splits are ideal for conditioning “problem rooms,” but they come with more benefits than just this. Their small size and flexibility allow them to literally go anywhere, and some units feature multiple zones that can all be hooked up to the same outdoor unit. Mini-splits are easy to install, with a less invasive process than what’s typically associated with traditional HVAC systems.
Since they lack ducts, the threat of energy loss (as much as 30%) that comes along with ductwork is not a concern, which means you may be able to reduce your monthly energy bill by installing mini-splits and reducing your reliance on central air. A lack of ductwork also results in better indoor air quality, which is beneficial to the health and safety of you and your family.
Hassler —Your Ductless Mini-Split Experts!
At Hassler, we go to great lengths to help our customers improve home performance and save money in the process. Ductless mini-splits are among the most effective examples of heating and cooling equipment on the market, and their wide range of applications makes them perfect for homes of all shapes and sizes. We’ll work with you to determine whether or not a ductless mini-split heat pump will be a beneficial addition to your home, answering any questions you may have along the way.
It’s time to fix that “problem room” for good. Contact us today to learn more or to schedule an appointment.