Ductless Mini Split Heat Pumps
Ductless Mini Split Heat Pumps, or “Mini-splits” are electric heating and cooling systems that use refrigerant to efficiently capture warmth from the outside air to heat your home. During the summer months, the system can be reversed to capture cool air and provide air conditioning. A single unit, therefore, provides both heating and cooling! This technology has been used broadly in more temperate climates, but recent advances now mean that they maintain 100% efficiency in temperatures down to -15 degrees fahrenheit, in some models. These are now a great heating and cooling option for the Monadnock region.
Mini-split systems have two main components — an outdoor compressor/condenser and an indoor head. Installation is easy, requiring only a three-inch hole through an exterior wall for conduit to connect the outdoor and indoor units. Hence, the term “ductless”! This makes mini-splits a great option for your existing home, as well as for new construction.
We especially love these units for their efficiency – compared to other electric heating options, they use only ⅓ of the electricity. Mini-splits are great companions for grid-tied solar electric homes, since they allow you to heat and cool using power from the sun. They are also a wonderful compliment to wood heat.
Green Energy Options carries both Fujitsu and Mitsubishi brands of mini-splits, and we provide site review and installation.