Ductless Mini-Splits – The Smart Choice in Whole Home Comfort
A Ductless Heat Pump (also known as a mini-split) is an extremely energy efficient heating and cooling system.
Heat pumps use a small amount of electricity to pump refrigerant which transfers heat from one space to another. When we transfer heat from within our home to the outdoors, we call it “air conditioning”. A heat pump reverses this cycle and we transfer heat from the outdoors to within the home.
Heat Pumps can gather heat even when it’s below freezing outside because refrigerant is naturally much colder than outdoor temperatures (even on a very cold day). The refrigerant’s physical properties do this naturally. What you pay for is the electricity to pump refrigerant via copper tubing from outdoors to indoors. Because we move the heat rather than create it (as electric baseboard or resistant heat does), we can deliver up to 4 times the heat for the energy we consume!
For even better performance Mitsubishis Hyper Heat series is designed for Canada and will provide heat at temperatures as low as -30.
This series of heat pump averages 75% reduction in cost over electric in South-West BC.
At -30 it’s STILL 10% Cheaper to run the Heat Pump then to use electric heat!
Ductless mini splits offer flexibility for new homes and renovations because they can be suspended from a ceiling, mounted flush behind a drop ceiling, hung on a wall or floor-standing. Ductless heat pumps allow for a quiet, peaceful environment by using advanced Inverter technology.
Mini splits have little-to-no ducting. Central Air duct losses can easily account for more than 30% of energy consumption, especially if the ducts are not sealed tight or in an unconditioned space such as an attic or crawlspace. These kind of energy losses are eliminated with ductless mini-split heat pumps.