Winter months in Isle of Palms, SC, can be uncomfortable due to a combination of cold, rain and high winds. To enjoy long-term comfort and save on your energy bills, consider investing in a ductless mini-split. Here’s why you should choose a ductless HVAC system instead of a space heater:

Enhanced Comfort

A ductless mini-split offers increased comfort because it can heat an entire room efficiently. Using a multi-zone system, it can heat multiple rooms individually with a single outdoor unit. In comparison, a space heater can only heat a limited space, and you need to sit in front of it to feel its warmth.

Better Air Quality

Modern ductless HVAC systems can filter air pollutants such as pollen, pet dander and dust. Certain models of ductless mini-splits come with dehumidifiers to pull moisture from the living area. In contrast, space heaters can be harmful to indoor air quality.

Increased Efficiency

Ductless HVAC systems are efficient because they’re equipped with sensors that allow them to maintain a constant temperature and use power only when required. Space heaters aren’t known for their efficiency.

Ease of Installation

Space heaters are easy to use because you just need to plug them in. However, a trained HVAC service technician can also install a ductless mini-split or multi-zone system very easily. Once it’s up and running, you just need to adjust your thermostat to enjoy year-round comfortable temperatures.

Cooling Ability

A ductless mini-split works like a two-way heating and cooling system. Besides providing heat in winter, it can also cool your home in a hot and humid weather. Space heaters have no cooling function.

Safety Factor

Ductless HVAC systems are safe because they’re designed to follow stringent safety regulations. Space heaters aren’t safe. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), they account for 43% of U.S. home heating fires as well as 85% of related deaths.

Call Carolina Custom Air for practical advice to install or repair a ductless HVAC system in your home. We’re happy to help, and we provide 24/7 support for your HVAC system.

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