While choosing to go solar is a big step towards reducing your electricity consumption, there are other steps that will not only lower your utility bills, but reduce your carbon footprint in a big way. Air-source ductless heating and cooling heat-pump systems (also known as mini-splits) are an excellent cost and energy efficient way to heat and cool your home.
Read below to learn about the many benefits of installing mini-splits in your home or business and to request a free quote!
Mini-splits have no ducts, so they avoid the energy losses (such as leaking) that are common in central forced air systems. According to the United States Department of Energy, duct losses can account for more than 30% of energy consumption for space conditioning. Simpy put, more energy saved means more money in your pocket!
From ceiling-mounted to floor-mounted and everywhere in between, mini-split designs continue to grow more versatile as they gain popularity in the United States. These sleek and inconspicuous fixtures efficiently heat and cool your home or business without getting in the way.
Mini-split systems are easier to install than most other types of space conditioning systems, specifically because they are ductless. Generally, only a three-inch hole through a wall is needed for the conduit which is used to connect the indoor units with the outdoor condensing unit.
HEATING & COOLING
Most mini-splits can have as many as four indoor units connected to one outdoor unit. Each unit has its own thermostat and controller, so each occupied room can be cooled or heated separately.