Baseboard heaters can provide a decent option for zone heating, but they are expensive to run. Many people grow tired of having to keep the area clear of curtains and furniture. It’s nice that baseboard heating is quiet, but the dryness factor is a major drawback. Throughout Oregon, many people decide to replace baseboard heating with a ductless mini-split system to save on utilities and enjoy greater comfort.
A ductless mini-split heat pump can replace baseboard heaters very seamlessly. The simple installation process costs far less than adding ductwork, while the wall-mounted units let you freely use the space currently taken up by your baseboard heaters.
At Cascade Ductless, we are friendly professionals who enjoy helping our customers find the most energy-efficient and effective ways to heat and cool their homes. We’ll provide an honest assessment of whether you should replace your baseboard heating with a ductless mini-split.
Get a quote online or call us at (971) 533-7440 to schedule a free consultation about baseboard heating replacement in Portland, Oregon.
Baseboard Heating vs. Ductless Heat Pumps
Both options provide a duct-free solution for home heating with the ability to control the temperature in different areas of the house. Although they both use electricity, a baseboard heater must create heat– and that takes a lot of energy. Heat pumps merely move thermal energy around, making them far more efficient.
Advantages of ductless mini-splits over baseboard heaters include:
- Lower cost to operate
- More accurate temperatures
- More consistent comfort
- Smaller size, wall-mounted out of the way
- Fresh air rather than dry radiant heat
- Quieter than old baseboard heaters that buzz or pop
- Also works in cooling mode
Alternatives to Baseboard Heaters
Ductless mini-splits are the most natural and logical replacement for baseboard heaters. Other options are available, but each comes with added expense or inconvenience.
Adding a furnace can be desirable for a larger home, but only if there’s ample room to add ductwork and you already have a gas line in place. Installing a ductless mini-split poses much less of a disruption to your home, and it costs less to operate and maintain.
Switching to a ductless mini-split system lets you enjoy what you like about baseboard heaters without the disadvantages. You’ll have comfortable heating in each room where you need it, with more comfort and better indoor air quality. Lower energy bills and the option for zoned air conditioning complete the package.
Contact Cascade Ductless for Baseboard Heating Replacement
We’re a local Portland business that focuses on ductless heating and cooling. We’re here to help our neighbors upgrade from baseboard heaters and enjoy more eco-friendly and comfortable solutions.
To get a quote and find out more about your options for replacing baseboard heating, please contact us online or call (971) 533-7440.