Save on Energy Bills in Longmont with a Ductless Mini-Split System
Mini-split systems work well for Longmont homes heated by ductless systems—hot water, electric heat or radiant panels. They’re also a good alternative to heat and cool homes without room for ductwork, additions, garages and more.
The system—an outdoor unit and a nearly noiseless, wall-mounted indoor unit—is often called a mini-split heat pump. Heat pump systems have been used in southern areas for decades to heat and cool homes.
However, mini-splits are more energy efficient because they are zoned systems. This means you can set the heating or cooling in individual areas.
In contrast to regular electric heating systems, the EPA determined ENERGY STAR®-rated models can lower your heating bills 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 lower your cooling costs by 30 percent, compared to regular air conditioning. The system is able to limit energy use because it uses compressors and fans to regulate cooling speeds.
Because there are no ducts on split systems, you won’t have the energy loss accompanied with ducted systems like central air or heating.