Winter is here and so is the cold. For the next few months it can get colder and that could mean you are considering a heating system for your house. Here are some important points about Mini Split heating vs Gas furnace.
Efficiency: Mini Split heat pump systems are far more energy efficient compared to gas furnaces.
Installation Costs: Mini Splits usually cost less because gas furnaces require extensive ventilation systems, which can increase the final price. The Mini Splits are ductless, so there is no need for extra construction on your home.
Operating Costs: Electricity rates are usually lower than natural gas; therefore, the Mini Split heat pump will cost less to operate.
Quietness: Mini Split heat pumps make minimal noise, especially compared to a furnace.
Safety: Unlike the gas furnace, there is no risk of carbon monoxide poisoning while using the Mini Split heat pump. Also with a gas furnace, a gas leak could occur causing an explosion.
Size: A Mini Split heat pump system requires an indoor and outdoor component, while a gas furnace just has an indoor component.
All Year Use: A mini split heat pump uses inverter technology and has the ability to provide your home with hot or cool air, which means you can use it all year round, a double function that a simple gas furnace will not provide.
Lifespan: A gas fired furnace usually has a longer lifespan than a Mini Split heat pump.
Less Maintenance: Even though Mini Splits are really easy to maintain gas furnace require a little less given they aren’t used the whole year. A gas furnace also has less parts meaning fewer things can break.
Cleanliness: A Mini Split provides clean fresh air, allergy free. In a furnace the products of gas combustion can result in dirtier air and poor indoor air quality in the home.