Our whole-home heating specialists are often faced with the task of helping homeowners find a single-room solution for a space without any ducts. If you’re having the same issue, we’ve put together some of our best advice of what to install without going through the hassle of installing ductwork.
The Problem with Space Heaters
Space heaters are simply not as efficient for heating as other single-room heating solutions. While having a small system there when you need to heat up a garage or workshop may seem like a money-saving option, it can actually run up your bills. This is because these portable systems are not designed to heat up a whole room, so they must run continuously to keep you warm, unlike other systems that cycle on and off as necessary. Besides, you won’t be able to get as comfortable with a space heater as you would with a unit designed to heat the whole room.
One potential solution for your single-room heating needs is a ductless mini split system. While this is an investment in your comfort, today’s systems are more efficient than they’ve ever been before. Designed with the same components as an air conditioner, a ductless heat pump can run in reverse to move heat into a room, even in very cool weather.
We recommend garage heaters to many of our customers looking to heat a single space over other options like space heaters or more expensive whole-home options, like adding on ductwork. A good energy-efficient space heater can keep you just as warm as a vent from a whole-home system, but you’ll need a technician to install it so that combustion gases can safely vent out of the home. Call Air Mechanical, Inc. for heating service for your small space in Andover, MN.
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