The brutal chill of the desert nights and the occasional snowfall in our mountainous regions make finding the perfect heating solution a priority for many New Mexican homeowners. However, you’ll find that most heating systems are paired with ductwork that can often cause other issues with your heating systems, which are just another thing to upkeep. Enter the unsung heroes – radiant heating and ductless mini-split systems. In this blog, the experts at Affordable Service HVAC will help you understand how ductless systems could be the secret to staying warm in New Mexico.

Radiant Heating – Warmth from Below 

New Mexico’s unique architectural styles, from the traditional adobe buildings to more contemporary structures, can pose challenges for traditional heating systems. One of these challenges is poor airflow due to the home’s build or when the duct narrows or curves too tightly. Radiant heating, however, offers a solution that’s as subtle as it is effective. This system works by warming the floor, walls, or ceiling, turning your living space into a source of comforting warmth that’s hard to replicate. One of the key advantages of radiant heating is its overall efficiency. Directly warming the surfaces in a room minimizes heat loss, providing an even and consistent temperature that would otherwise be lost with ductwork. Radiant heating is also particularly appealing for homes where maintaining aesthetic appeal is important. One important thing to note, though, is that we do recommend these for newer home builds. Outside of that, installation can get tricky and sometimes isn’t even possible as it needs to be installed under your home’s concrete base.

Mini-Splits – Precision Comfort 

Ductless mini-split systems are another excellent option for ductless winter comfort in New Mexico. These systems, which consist of an outdoor compressor unit and one or more indoor air-handling units, allow for zoned heating, providing precise control over the temperature in different areas of your home. This flexibility is especially valuable in a state with varied climates, from the high desert plateaus to the cooler mountain regions, as many of these systems heat and cool. So, come summer, you’ll still have an appropriate system that cools. Mini-splits are renowned for their energy efficiency, as they leverage electricity to move heat between the outdoor and indoor units rather than generating it from scratch. The result? A more eco-friendly and cost-effective solution to keep your home warm during the winter months. Additionally, the sleek design of mini-split units complements the diverse architectural styles found across New Mexico, seamlessly integrating into the fabric of your home.

As the winter chill sweeps through the mesas and canyons of New Mexico, radiant heating and mini splits offer appropriate solutions for homeowners who don’t want the hassle of ductwork. Radiant heating provides the foundational warmth that emanates from the surfaces of your home, creating a cozy atmosphere. Meanwhile, mini-splits step in with precision control, allowing you to adjust temperatures in individual rooms based on your preferences and the specific climate conditions outside. Our expertise extends to radiant heating and mini-split systems at Affordable Service Plumbing, Heating, Air Conditioning, and Electric. With extensive experience in the Albuquerque and Rio Rancho area, our seasoned technicians navigate the intricate dance of building codes with finesse, ensuring your installation meets and surpass every requirement. Don’t let the winter chill steal your comfort – reach out to us today and let warmth reign supreme in your home!