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Using a Ductless Mini-Split during the Fall & Winter

Labor Day has come and gone, which means homeowners across Western Massachusetts are starting to prep for colder temperatures. If you or members of your household are working or learning from home, you want to makes sure your house is equipped with the best home comfort systems to keep them comfortable and energy costs low. The good news is there is one all-season system that can do just that: the ductless mini-split. Ductless mini-split systems are most commonly used for A/C in the summer, but did you know that most come outfitted with a heat pump feature? Read this blog post to learn more about how a ductless mini-split system can help heat your home this fall and winter.

Ductless Mini-Split A/C with Heat Pumps 101

Ductless mini-split A/C systems are made up of one outdoor unit and one or more indoor units that work together to efficiently distribute cool or warm air throughout your living space. The indoor units can be affixed to any interior wall and the system does not require ductwork to operate.  This makes ductless mini-split systems a favorite for homes without central forced-air heating systems. They are sleek, unobtrusive, and have advanced features like whisper-quiet operation and remote control.

Cold Weather Benefits of Ductless Mini-Splits

So, why would you consider using a ductless mini-split system after the summer? Because a ductless mini-split heat pump can provide major benefits to homeowners living in Massachusetts that use oil or propane as their primary heat source. Here’s how:

  • Heat when the seasons change
    As the saying goes in New England, if you don’t like the weather, just wait a minute. Fall and spring seasons in our service area are famous for varying temperatures. You don’t want to start using up your fuel until the forecast predicts consistently cold weather. That’s where the ductless mini-split comes in. You can switch it on to provide supplementary heat on those chilly nights before its time to use your central heating system.
  • Supplement your central heating system
    Many homeowners in Massachusetts will use their ductless mini-split system in tandem with their oil heating system. This can help offset fuel bills and keep your entire home nice and cozy.
  • Keep hard-to-reach rooms warm
    Does your home have rooms that don’t have baseboard heat or aren’t connected to your duct system? Ductless mini-splits with a heat pump feature are a great option for spaces like attics, additions, or in-law apartments that need a heating option that can’t be reached by your home’s primary heating system.

Bay State Fuel Oil is pleased to install and service ductless mini-split A/C and heat pumps for our customers in Western Massachusetts. If you think a ductless heat pump would be a good fit for your home, contact us today! We can discuss the best ductless heat pump for your home and get your new system installed in no time. Call us at (413) 733-5088 to talk to an HVAC specialist or contact us online.