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Ductless Heating: How Does It Work?

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

Some older homes do not have space in them for ductwork installation. Newer homes are often designed without ductwork in order to free up space and allow for greater design options. In these situations, the homes can still receive central heating from a forced-air heater using a ductless mini split heat pump. These ductless heating systems are effective and energy efficient, and professionals can install them in a short time for any home that might benefit from them.

If you think ductless heating is an excellent option for your home, call Bronco Plumbing Heating and Air today. We offer many choices for cooling and heating in Elk Grove, CA, and provide quality installation services.

How ductless heating operates

Ductless heating systems are types of heat pumps, which means they will also provide cooling during the summer. But unlike the standard heat pump that has an indoor unit connected to a network of ducts, a ductless system uses multiple smaller indoor blower units that are placed in different rooms of the house. These air handler units are usually mounted high on the wall, and each one contains a fan and a refrigerant coil. The units have power and refrigerant lines that go through holes in the walls behind them and connect to the single outdoor unit.

When the heat pump is set in heating mode, the outdoor unit absorbs heat from the air and moves it to the coils in the indoor air handlers, where the heat is released and the fans blow the warmed air directly into the rooms, without needing to use any ducts.

Aside from their space-saving properties, ductless heating systems have some other advantages. They offer zone control, since each air handler can be manipulated separately from the other. They help with indoor air quality because they do not pick up dust and dirt from inside ductwork. And they work with high energy efficiency because they will not lose heat through the walls of ducts.

Ductless mini split heat pumps are not suitable for all homes. Houses that already have a ventilation network of ducts will probably be better served with a standard heat pump. But if you are remodeling, planning an add-on room, building a new home, or simply don’t have any space in your current home for ductwork, you should give ductless heating and cooling serious consideration for your next installment.

To have all your questions regarding ductless mini splits answered, give Bronco Plumbing Heating and Air a call, and let us take care of your heating in Elk Grove, CA.

What to Look for in a Heating Services Company

Friday, December 12th, 2014

When it’s the middle of winter, your heating system isn’t working, and your skin is turning blue from the cold, it can be tempting to just pick up the phone book and call the first HVAC company you find. That is rarely in your best interests, however. It always pays to do a little research on heating research companies before you hire one, and to have a set of expectations in mind that you want them to meet. Let’s examine some of the most important things to look for in a heating services company.

Scope of Service

The more knowledgeable your HVAC company is, the more likely it is that they will be able to solve any problems that may arise with your heating system. The easiest way to measure this across companies is to look at their scope of service. The more different services the company offers, the more they obviously know. No smart company would advertise a service that they did not have full confidence that they could perform. So, always look at how many different services a company offers when you are in the market for an HVAC company.

Good Reviews

When you’re looking online for an HVAC company, it pays to read their reviews. Some HVAC companies post reviews from their customers on their own website, which is a good sign. If their website doesn’t have any customer reviews on it, dig around a little and see if you can find any on other websites. Remember: customer reviews are from people who are, or should be, more or less unbiased. They’ve already used the service, and cared enough to write a review informing other people about it. Take advantage of this resource!

Responsiveness

Ultimately, you want to hire an HVAC company that puts you first as a customer. Call them up and explain your problem to them, then see how they react. Once you start interacting with the company, you can form a pretty good impression of how they treat their customers. If you like what you hear, go ahead and go with them.

If you need a great HVAC company, call Bronco Plumbing Heating and Air. We provide professional heating services throughout Sacramento.

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Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

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