Save on Energy Bills in Hurricane with a Ductless Mini-Split System
Mini-split systems are great for Hurricane homes heated by ductless systems—hot water, electric heat or radiant panels. They’re also a good approach to heat and cool homes without capacity for ductwork, additions, garages and more.
The system—an outdoor unit and a nearly noiseless, wall-mounted indoor unit—is frequently referred to as a mini-split heat pump. Heat pump systems have been used in southern locations 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.
When compared to regular electric heating systems, the EPA found ENERGY STAR®-rated models can decrease your heating costs by up to 50 percent. This is due to the fact that mini-splits transfer heat instead of making it.
A mini-split system could also reduce your cooling costs by 30 percent, in contrast to conventional air conditioning. The system is able to save on energy 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 involved with ducted systems like central air or heating.