This Site All Started With a PoolThis Site All Started With a Pool

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This Site All Started With a Pool

I'm Jake Johnson and installing a pool in my home was not easy. First, I had to make the decision. I live alone since my wife died a few years ago, and it seemed rather frivolous to spend money on a pool. I'm not old, but age was a bit of a factor. It seemed almost irresponsible and childish to want a pool at my age. After I committed, I had to find the right contractor. With so many variables (price, time, personality, etc.), it was a lot harder than I thought. Next, I had to work with the contractor to find the proper space and size and look. After months of construction, I had my pool, but then I had to learn a lot about the proper care and upkeep. Overall, though, my little foray into construction (even if I didn't do any of the really hard work) was informative and worthwhile!

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Ductless Heat Pumps Vs. Central Heating

Ductless heat pumps can be very convenient and affordable, but they aren't suitable for every situation. They are affordable and much easier to install than any central heating system configuration, but they have a lot of limitations and drawbacks. This article looks at ductless heating systems, and how they compare to central heating. It should help you determine which would be the most efficient, affordable, and convenient for your specific property.

Ductless Pumps

The best thing about ductless pumps is that all they need is a power supply to work. You can mount them on the wall and plug them in. There are also portable, freestanding heat pumps that can be conveniently moved around the room on wheeled carts. However, some people just find that these get in the way. Ductless heat pumps also have filtering systems. These work well, but they don't filter air quite as efficiently as essential air systems do.


There are several drawbacks to ductless heat pumps. First of all, they have limited range when it comes to air circulation. They are ideal for small rooms, studios, and apartments. However, you shouldn't really expect the pump to work in more than one room. That is, you can really only heat the room that it is in.

Best Use of Ductless Pumps

Some people add ductless heat pumps even if they already have a central HVAC system. They can be used to help heat up a room that is usually hotter or colder than other rooms in the house. While they work great as supplementary forms of heat in multiple room homes, they probably shouldn't be relied on when it comes to heating your entire house.

First of all, you would need to have a heat pump in every single room. They aren't exactly stylish, and they take up room. Second, they use a lot more electricity. If you have multiple heat pumps going at once, they aren't going to be as efficient as having a central HVAC system.

In the end, ductless heat pumps can be a great form of supplemental heat in larger homes and properties, or as the main source in small properties like studios. Even then, they might not be the most energy efficient choice. If you can only afford a ductless heat pump, try it out. It might be more than strong enough to keep your home warm during the winter.