What’s up with mini-split heat pumps? They contain relatively new technology that makes them simpler to install than traditional HVAC systems, particularly when there is no existing ductwork. Some of our competitors see mini-splits as just a system for add-on rooms or when you can’t use ductwork, but at Dye Plumbing & Heating Service Co., we see their true potential.
These days, an important objective in building or remodeling a home is to make it as energy-efficient as possible. Mini-split heat pumps have been used worldwide for many years, but have also been rapidly gaining acceptance in the LaPorte area.
Most often mini-split heat pumps are un-ducted or have limited ducting. They can be single zone (one indoor unit matching up or one outdoor unit), or multi-zone with 2 - 8 indoor units fed from a single outdoor unit.
Because they can be effectively zoned, and because there is no typical ductwork, according to the US Department of Energy ductless systems can be 30% more efficient for both heating and air conditioning. In the past, it was thought that heat pumps were not effective when outdoor temperatures got colder, but that is no longer the case. New Mitsubishi Hyper Heat heat pumps have models that can heat efficiently with outdoor temperatures as low as -14°F.
Particularly in renovations or new construction mini-split heat pumps are much simpler and less expensive to install because they only require a 3” line run between the outdoor and indoor units.
What’s more, in recent years Mitsubishi has developed a number of choices for indoor units. So now you can choose between traditional high-wall outlets, or mini-air handlers, recessed ceiling units, floor units, and even different color choices.
Mini-split systems are a great choice, but you need a company that is properly trained in their use and is fully committed to supporting this exciting new technology. Dye Plumbing & Heating is that company. With EPA certified installers, and Mitsubishi factory-trained service tech’s, we can help you decide if a new mini-split heat pump is your best choice.
And if you decide a new Mitsubishi heat pump is in your future our professional installation and maintenance will ensure that your system is both the ultimate efficient heating and cooling system, and also reliable and effective for many years to come.
NIPSCO in LaPorte offers area homeowners incentives of up to $175 to utilize high-efficiency mini-split heat pumps to heat your home.Get Rebates