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January 29, 2021
For most of the year in Davis, Dixon, Vacaville, and the surrounding areas, heating systems aren’t much of a priority for your home—after all, there are usually only a few days a year that the temperature ever drops below freezing.
But that doesn’t mean that you can get by in the Sacramento Valley without reliable home heating and, more importantly, making your entire home comfortable during the winter months. If you have certain rooms in your house that you avoid during the heating season because they never get warm enough, there is a solution: mini split heat pumps from Greiner.
Why Your Heating System Isn’t Warming Your Whole House
There are a few different reasons why you might be suffering from uneven heating in your home.
First, it’s possible (and very common) for some rooms in a house to not have enough ductwork vents, or no ductwork at all. If you’ve recently built an addition on your home, or if you are trying to heat a large room with only a single vent that’s all the way across the room, your comfort in that room will likely suffer as a result.
It’s also possible that your heating and air conditioning systems are undersized. This could definitely be the case if you’ve recently converted an attic or basement into a living space and are trying to warm your home with the original HVAC equipment.
How a Mini Split Heat Pump System Can Help
Most mini split heat pumps are ductless, so instead of an indoor air handler that connects to your central ductwork, an air handler cassette is installed directly in the room or area you’re looking to heat or cool. This gives you much greater flexibility over how you use your mini splits to keep your home comfortable.
It’s also one of the best options for Sacramento Valley homeowners looking to solve unique comfort issues in their home without tearing out their entire existing heating and cooling systems. Many homes install mini splits and use them in conjunction with their central air and furnaces to fill in the gaps that their HVAC system can’t handle.
Energy Savings Perfect for Our California Climate
Plus, because of how efficiently heat pumps operate, electric mini split installation can save you money as well! Regardless of the type of heat pump you have, air source heat pumps all work most efficiently in heating mode when the temperature doesn’t drop super low (the colder the outside temperature is, the less efficient an air source heat pump will operate), making them a smart fit for our climate zone.
With mini splits carrying some of the heating and cooling weight in your home, you’ll also take a bit of stress off your furnace or central AC, and you’ll be lowering energy costs by doing it!
Make Your Home More Comfortable with Your Local Heating and Air Company
At Greiner, our heating and air conditioning services help homeowners improve their home comfort, lower their energy bills, and reduce the risk of unhealthy indoor air. But we’re also more than just HVAC! With energy audits, insulation upgrades, solar PV installation, and water heaters, we offer a variety of solutions to common issues you might be experiencing in your home.