Wednesday, June 13th, 2012 by Wayne Krasnow
Over the years, many people thought that cooling the air in your home was called Air Conditioning. Air Conditioning = Conditioning the air. Cooling, heating, filtering (cleaning) humidifying, de-humidifying is what the term “Air Conditioning” stands for (Not just cooling).
A cooling system that cools and heats your home is called a “Heat Pump” A Heat Pump is one of the most efficient ways to heat your home. It is frequently more efficient than heating with oil, gas, electric, & propane. A Ductless Heat Pump makes it even more efficient by allowing you to control the temperature of each room, individually (cooling, heating, filtering and dehumidifying). Ductless Heat Pumps are used all around the world. You may have seen them while vacationing abroad or right here in the USA.
A Ductless Heat Pump system Heats, Cools, Filters & Dehumidifies the air more efficiently than any other home comfort system. They are similar to the mobile UV air purifier in that it can easily be moved to target a room or area of your choice, however a ductless heat pump provides temperature and humidity control as well. The capacity to perform multiple functions and move about makes it ideal for most homes.
If you’re heating your home with Electric Heaters, Oil Boiler, Oil Furnace, Gas Boiler, Stream Boiler or a Propane Boiler, you are spending too much money on your heating bills.
The amount that you over-spend on your monthly electric or fuel can pay for the new Ductless Heat Pump system.
A High Efficiency Ductless Heat Pump system can save up to 30% on your fuel or electric bills, compared to common heating systems.
With a Ductless Heat Pump, you can save $90 per month (If you are spending approximately $300 a month to heat your home).The average heating season is 6 months (November - April). So that is $540 savings per year.
If you are cooling your home with a few window AC units and your electric bill goes up about $100 per month in the summer, you can save approximately $30 per month.
The average cooling season is 3 months (June -August). So that is another $90 savings per year.
That is a total yearly savings of $630.00.
Of course if you are spending more on your existing heating and cooling bills, then you will save even more.
The State of Connecticut is offering a Rebate of $250 to homeowners that have Ductless Heat Pumps installed and additional rebates of $300 are available until June 30, 2012. That is another savings of $550.00
Heating your home with electric resistance heat (such as baseboard heat, ceiling and wall heat or electric forced air furnaces) may mean you're faced with high energy costs every month. If you're considering a change, think about going Ductless. A Ductless Heat Pump, also known as a mini-split Heat Pump, is a highly efficient zonal heating and cooling system that does not require the use of air ducts. The system consists of an outdoor compressor unit and one or more indoor air-handling units, typically mounted high on a wall or ceiling, linked by a refrigerant line. Because the system is so efficient, choosing Ductless can cut your heating bills by as much as 50 percent and provide reliable and comfortable heat. And because Ductless systems excel at distributing warm or cool air throughout the home, they can help keep you comfortable and cool during warmer months too. Ductless Heat Pump units have the added advantage of not needing invasive and expensive ductwork installed, so have a short installation period of one to two days.
Ductless Heat Pumps have been available internationally for more than 20 years. Ductless Heat Pumps provide heating and cooling to homes with no, or poorly operating, ductwork. Often referred to as a “mini split,” it consists of one outdoor heat exchanger unit and up to four separate, or “split,” units mounted on the interior wall. Ductless Heat Pumps operate without ductwork, eliminating potential loss of energy from leaky or unsealed ducts, making your home more energy efficient and lowering energy costs.