Can you install a mini split heater in a house with an oil furnace?

mini split heaterHeating oil is a great way to heat your home: it provides more BTUs per gallon than any fuel around, and new Bioheat® and Ultra Low Sulfur Heating Oil (USLSHO) varieties deliver all that comforting heat while drastically reducing most harmful emissions.

But there are times when even the most efficient oil-fired furnace or boiler can’t keep pace with the heating load you’re throwing at it. For example, in some older Long Island houses, there could be a potential work or hobby room that just never gets warm enough to enjoy in the winter. Or perhaps you have built an addition to your home without upgrading your heating system, and its performance has suffered because of it.

When Do Mini Split Heaters Make Sense for Your North Fork Home?

You might think that the only option in a scenario like this is to upsize your furnace or boiler, and that may in fact be the case. But there’s another possibility to consider: adding supplemental high efficiency heating/cooling mini-split system to take some of the load off your primary oil-fired heating system.

Today’s ductless heating/cooling systems offer a great way to deliver conditioned air to a targeted section of your home. Available in multiple sizes and configurations, they provide a high efficiency solution for drafty rooms, workspaces, basements, or anywhere else in need of a heating boost.

Rather than turning up the thermostat and paying to heat your whole home, why not simply adjust the thermostat locally via the mini-split’s air handler within the problematic room or space? It will save you money on heating bills, reduce wear and tear on your main heating system, and keep you comfortable in an otherwise “lost” room.

Could a year-round mini-split system solution be right for your East End or North Fork, LI home? Let’s talk about it. Contact us today to get a FREE, no obligation estimate on an expert ductless system installation in LI!