Mini-split systems are ideal for Mendon homes heated by ductless systems—hot water, electric heat or radiant panels. They’re also a good alternative to heat and cool homes without space for ductwork, additions, garages and more.
The system—an outdoor unit and a nearly noiseless, wall-mounted indoor unit—is often referred to as a mini-split heat pump. Heat pump systems have been used in southern locations for decades to heat and cool homes.
However, mini-splits are more energy efficient because they are zoned systems. This means you can adjust the heating or cooling in one area.
When compared to conventional electric heating systems, the EPA confirmed ENERGY STAR®-rated models can cut your heating expenses by up to 50 percent. This is due to the fact that mini-splits transfer heat instead of creating it.
A mini-split system could also reduce your cooling bill by 30 percent, in contrast to conventional air conditioning. The system is able to save on energy because it uses compressors and fans to adjust cooling speeds.
Because there are no ducts on split systems, you won’t have the energy loss involved with ducted systems like central air or heating.