Mini-split heat pumps are becoming growingly popular, especially in New England, but how do they work and why should you think about installing them?
Mini-split heat pump systems work by transferring heat between your home and the outside air. In cold weather, mini-splits move heat from the outside, indoors to heat your home. In warmer weather, mini-splits move heat in the opposite direction to cool your home.
Let’s discuss the basics of a mini-split heat pump!
Heat Pumps Move Heat
While most traditional heating systems, such as fuel heating, create heat, heat pumps move heat.
Mini-Splits Provide Heating & Cooling
To heat your home a mini-split moves the heat from the outside air, and pumps it into your home using a refrigerant to transfer the heat.
When cooling your home your mini-splits do the opposite, moving heat from inside your home to the outside.
Mini-Splits Are Highly Efficient
Mini-split heat pump systems can be 2-3x more efficient than traditional systems such as oil, propane, or electric resistance.
Mini-Splits Comfort & Style
Mini-splits offer room-to-room temperature control, built-in dehumidification, and offer air purification filters for improved comfort and indoor air quality!
In addition to being highly efficient, mini-split systems are designed to save room in your home, operate quietly, and are generally low-impact installations.