Replacing Your Baseboard or Radiant Heating System? Go Ductless.

Is it time to replace the steam heating system in your home? Then you should know there has been a breakthrough in heating technology. Ductless heating has been around for awhile. Up until recently, however, it was primarily geared toward areas that were more temperate. That’s because ductless heating uses a heat pump, which extracts heat from the outdoor air.

In the past, heat pumps simply weren’t built for the rigors of climates like ours in NY and Northern PA. Older heat pumps had to work too hard to extract heat from the air in colder climates. But according to ENERGY STAR, today’s heat pumps have combined advanced compressors and refrigerants to make ductless heating available to virtually everyone.

What is ductless heating?

Ductless heating is, quite simply, exactly what its name implies. It is a heating system that does not require ductwork installation. And that’s good news for people with older homes that use steam or electric heat. The way ductless works is by connecting the indoor unit to an outdoor unit via a small, 3″ pipe. Multiple units can be connected to the outdoor unit. Not to mention, there are numerous additional benefits to choosing ductless heating as a replacement for your home’s heating system.

ENERGY STAR touts several advantages of ductless, including:

Ductless heating systems also provide cooling. You’ll have heat in the winter and air conditioning in the summer when you choose ductless. It’s essentially both heating and air conditioning in one, convenient unit.

Each room is climate-controlled. Because individual ductless units are installed in each room of your home, you have complete control over the temperature of the room you’re in. And, changing the temperature with a ductless unit is right at your fingertips – either via remote control or smartphone for many units.

You can save energy – and money – with ductless. ENERGY STAR-certified units can really help you save on your utility bills, especially if you’ve been using electric heat and room air conditioners. Ductless heating uses 60 percent less energy than traditional electric heating systems. Not to mention, ductless can cut cooling costs by 30 percent. Bonus – no more bulky, noisy AC unit blocking your window view!

At Petcosky & Sons, we can help you get a ductless heating system for your home, so you can start enjoying better comfort and energy efficiency quickly. You won’t have to deal with the mess of renovation and ductwork installation, either! Not to mention, we install high-quality Carrier® ductless heating and cooling products, engineered for the cold climate we live in.

When you need ductless heating from a name you can trust, contact Petcosky & Sons. No matter what your ductless heating needs may be, we’re pleased to offer you quality-crafted Carrier products. Just call our trusted team at Petcosky & Sons at (607) 797-0160, and we’ll be more than happy to assist you with your home comfort needs.

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