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Is Now the Time to Upgrade to Ductless Heating?

If you have been considering an HVAC upgrade for your home, now is a great time to invest in ductless heating. We still have cooler temperatures ahead of us, plus a ductless heater also doubles as an air conditioner in the summer.

Just give our team a call to schedule your in-home assessment for ductless heating installation in Grosse Pointe, MI. Then keep reading to learn more about the benefits of ductless heating and why now is a great time for installation. It’s an investment you can enjoy for years to come.

Signs that It’s Time to Upgrade

First, let’s talk about some of the signs that your existing HVAC system is reaching the end of its life. First, you have to consider the age of your unit. Most heaters and air conditioners will last for around 15 years before needing to be replaced. 

As you reach that 15-year mark or even exceed it, it becomes increasingly likely that your HVAC unit needs to be replaced. It may have outdated safety features and lack energy efficiency even if it is still running great. Age aside, you also have to watch for signs that it is time to make an upgrade. 

For example, if your existing air conditioner or heater is facing frequent or expensive repairs, that can mean it is time to make an upgrade. Sometimes repairs make sense, but an upgrade may make more sense if repair needs are popping up all the time or you are facing a major repair bill that costs thousands of dollars. 

If you’ve seen an uptick in your energy costs over the last couple of years, that’s an indication that your HVAC system is losing efficiency. Energy bills can creep up so slowly over time that you don’t notice the change at first. Spending a lot on energy costs doesn’t make sense when you can invest in a new high-efficiency unit that stands to save you thousands of dollars over its lifespan.

Why Go Ductless?

You know that it’s time to upgrade, and now it’s time to decide what type of system you want to invest in. Ductless heating is a great option for several reasons. We already mentioned that ductless units offer both heating and cooling all within the same system. 

This means that if you have an existing air conditioner and heater that operate separately, you can replace both units with a ductless model instead. You’ll save space and even be able to eliminate ductwork in your attic or basement. Ductless heating is also highly energy efficient compared to a forced air system that uses ductwork. 

In fact, experts estimate that you could save up to 50% on your monthly energy costs for heating and cooling by switching to a ductless HVAC system. Sure, installing a new system is a big upfront expense. But you’re investing in a system that can cut operating costs, potentially saving you even more over the life of the unit. 

Contact Charter Home Comfort today to schedule an appointment with our professionals for gas furnace service. Old fashioned values with tech savvy results! 

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