Ductless Heat Pumps – The New Electric Heat!


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Save Energy. Save Money. Enjoy a Higher Level of Comfort.

A ductless heat pump is a highly efficient heating and cooling system that is easy to install. Ductless mini-splits heat AND cool homes at a fraction of the cost of baseboard and wall heaters. The Daikin ductless heat pump mini-split system provides exceptional energy savings, many consumers report savings of up to 40% on their energy bill!

Applications for the mini-split heating and cooling are:

  • Homes heated with electric heat – Ductless heat pump products are an excellent replacement for any home heating with electric baseboard wall or ceiling units, wood stoves, and other space heaters, such as propane.
  • Remodels and Room Additions – A ductless heat and cooling system are perfect for home additions, remodeling projects,s and garage conversions. There is no need for ductwork and the units are easily installed.
  • New Construction – Many new homes take advantage of ductless technology.

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Ductless mini-split heat pumps are a popular choice for homeowners seeking a better way to heat and cool their homes. Ductless heat pumps not only offer homeowners energy-efficient heat in the winter months but also cool refreshments throughout the summer months. There are many reasons to choose mini-split ductless heat pumps; we’d like to help you learn more about the great advantages of using ductless heat pumps.

Benefits of Ductless Heat Pumps

When considering the list of benefits to using a ductless heat pump, it’s hard not to begin with the extraordinary energy efficiency they offer. Ductless mini-split heat pumps function by using a system of coils and refrigerants to capture ambient heat in the outside air and move it indoors. Because there is not a combustible reaction producing the heat distributed indoors, the system takes less energy to run than traditional home heating options.

Ductless systems don’t experience any of the inefficiencies associated with ducted systems, and they are available in different sizes to match the heating and cooling needs of an individual home. Not only are mini-split heat pumps energy efficient, but they also produce a very pleasing and comfortable heat in the home.

How Much Can You Save With A Mini Split Heat Pump?

The “how can you save” question be a difficult question to answer, since every home is different. However, there is a general rule that we share with our clients as they consider the installation of a mini-split heat pump. Given consistent temperatures before and after installation, our clients typically save 20% – 30% in monthly home heating energy costs. With this much savings, the system pays for itself in a relatively short period of time.

Some of our clients experience the enveloping, pleasing heat of a mini-split heat pump and find they prefer a home temperature a bit lower than what they kept before installation. This isn’t the case for everyone, but definitely is a phenomenon we’ve seen over and over. It’s almost as if the heat encircles the occupants of a room like a blanket. Homeowners may turn the thermostat down a degree or two and still experience great comfort. If you find this is the case for your and your family, you’ll realize even greater savings over time.

How Much Does A Ductless Mini Split Heat Pump Cost?

The cost of a ductless mini-split heat pump and installation varies from client to client, based on several factors. The base cost starts at around $3500, plus applicable sales tax.

Factors that can increase the cost include:

  • The size of the heat pump your home requires
  • The current capacity of your electrical panel
  • Any additional installation work that your home’s layout may dictate

The New Electric Heat

Ductless heat pumps (DHP) are the “new electric heat”. Studies have shown that adding them to homes with electric resistance heat (wall heaters, baseboard, and ceiling or floor cable) can reduce customer heating costs by 30% to 50%. They can save 15-20% over traditional ducted heat pump systems where the ducts are run in unconditioned space.

Additionally, the installation cost of a ductless heat pump is substantially less than installing a ducted system.

Their flexibility makes them a low impact answer for almost any heating and cooling need: residential and commercial additions; new construction; computer and conference rooms.

They are so quiet that they can be used in churches and home theaters. Remote controls make operations easy.

Schedule Your Free In-Home Energy Assessment Today!

If you’re ready to learn more about the benefits of installing a mini-split heat pump, call our office or use our web form to schedule your free, no-risk in-home energy assessment. We’ll survey your home and your system, and give you a reliable quote to help you decide if a heat pump is right for you!