How Ductless Mini Split Systems Fix Hot and Cold Spots in Your Home

It is not easy to ignore hot and cold spots in your home. Often, it’s the first thing you notice when you enter a room that isn’t properly heated or cooled. With the ever changing seasons here in Pittsburgh, it is even more important that you aren’t settling for inefficient and ineffective temperature control.

Luckily, with the help of a ductless air system you can eliminate annoying hot and cold spots in your home using zoned heating and cooling. Not only that, but ductless systems are often much more energy efficient than ducted systems. If you’re fed up with spotty heating and cooling in your home, keep reading to find out how a ductless system can improve your home temperature control. 

Do You Have Hot and Cold Spots in Your Home?

If there are drastic temperature changes in some of the rooms in your home, you are probably a good candidate for a ductless air system

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Enjoy the same level of comfort all year round.

Some people that have hot or cold areas in their home may have gotten used to the temperature differences — this is especially true if you’ve lived in your home for a long time. So, if you aren’t 100% sure that you have hot or cold spots in your home, there are a few ways that you can find out. 

One of the easiest ways to tell that you have a cold spot in your home is by testing how your heat affects different floors and rooms in your home. For example, if you are noticing that a room in your home is exceptionally cold, but when you turn the heat on, other parts of your home become too hot — it's a sign that you have a cold spot in your house. Not only is this an inconvenience for most homeowners, you will end up wasting money and energy overheating parts of your home. Thankfully, these issues can be remedied with the help of a ductless air system.

What is Causing the Hot and Cold Spots?

A ductless air system can fix the root cause of hot and cold spots

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There are a lot of causes that contribute to uneven heating and cooling.

There are a few reasons why you are experiencing hot and cold spots in your home. Though a lot of these problems are usually due to the age of your home and the age of your current HVAC system. Let’s take a look at some of the most common causes of inconsistent heating in your home:

  1. Your furnace is incorrectly sized

If you’re experiencing inconsistent heating in your home, one of the reasons could be that your furnace isn't the proper size. Too often, furnaces that are too big or are too small are installed in a home and are unable to heat each room evenly. 

  1. Your air ducts are leaking

One of the biggest problems with ducted heating is potentially air duct leakage. Air ducts are vastly less efficient for transporting hot and cold air into your living spaces as opposed to ductless air systems. Each time you heat or cool your home, part of the energy is sapped through the ducts due to conduction. There is also a chance that your air ducts could be leaking, meaning that your conditioned air isn’t making it to your living spaces. 

  1. You recently added an extra room onto your home

Adding an extra room to your home is a big project that changes the shape of your home — and it also changes your home’s heating and cooling capabilities. When you add on to your home, you are putting extra stress on your existing HVAC system. So, before you complete your home expansion, make sure that your heating and cooling stays consistent. Otherwise, it is probably time for a ductless system. 

How Can Ductless Air Systems Eliminate Hot and Cold Spots?

Just by installing a ductless heat pump, you evenly heat your home and save money on your monthly utility bills

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Your ductless system, either supplemental or whole home, will help you get rid of hot and cold spots in your home.

When you decide to opt for a ductless air system, there are two approaches you can take. We’re going to break down how supplemental heating and whole home heating can help you evenly heat and cool your home all year round.

Supplemental Heating and Cooling

To remedy the hot and cold spots in your home, you can always supplement your existing HVAC system with a ductless heat pump. This is an especially great option for rooms you’ve added on, converted attics, garage spaces, or any other part of your home that gets especially cold. By providing supplemental heating and cooling, you can use your ductless unit to fix gaps in your temperature control. 

Whole Home Heating and Cooling

If you are moving into a home that does not have air conditioning or are interested in replacing your current HVAC system, you should consider a whole home ductless system. When you decide to install a whole home system, you effectively split your home into heating zones. Unlike a ducted system where your whole home will be heated to the same temperature, you can individually control each zone in your home. That means that each room in your home can be set to each individual’s preferences or adjusted to combat a draft. The best part about a whole home ductless installation is that you won’t waste money overheating parts of your house just to get rid of a cold spot. 


Don’t settle for inefficient heating this winter, call 412 Ductless for more information on how you can keep your home warm and save energy with a ductless air system. No matter your current heating and cooling setup, 412 Ductless can help you improve your heating using ductless technology. From quotes, installation, and inspection, 412 Ductless is here to provide you with the highest quality air conditioning in Pittsburgh, PA.

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