Broomfield’s Best in Central & Mini-Split Heat Pumps
Heat pumps are an effective and highly efficient way to heat and cool specific rooms or an entire home. Available in both central and ductless mini-split models, heat pumps continue to rise in popularity with our customers in Broomfield, CO.
What Is A Heat Pump?
An air-source heat pump operates just like a traditional air conditioner during the summer to provide cooling, and then reverses its operation to generate heat during the winter. This makes heat pumps a year-round option for home comfort in Broomfield. Heat pumps are powered by electricity, unlike fossil fuel based heating systems that require gas or propane to operate. The trend towards cleaner, ‘greener’ technology in the home has created a growing demand for home heating products that can help reduce your carbon footprint. Heat pumps come in both central (ducted) and ductless designs, both with their own advantages and features to consider.
In a centrally ducted heat system, a central heat pump isn’t usually enough to rely on as a primary heat source. However, a central heat pump can be used in tandem with a gas forced air furnace to create a ‘dual fuel heating system,’ providing a number of benefits. If you’re in the market to replace or upgrade your central air conditioner, a central heat pump is an option worth considering as an alternative to traditional central AC.
Ductless mini-split heat pumps operate separately from a central system. Also referred to as mini-split heat pumps, these ductless systems afford independent heating and cooling for specific rooms and areas in the home. This is a popular option for areas that your central system doesn’t adequately heat and cool, or where you’d like to have independent comfort control, such as home offices, dens and living rooms, finished basements, and bedrooms. Ductless mini-split heat pumps, as well as cooling-only ductless air conditioners, are a very efficient, effective, unobtrusive way to supplement comfort in specific areas of your home, or to heat and cool and entire home. Our customers in Broomfield and surrounding communities continue to be very pleased with the performance of these systems.
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Ductless Mini-Split Heat Pumps For Broomfield Homes
Ductless heat pumps always rate high in customer satisfaction, providing effective, independent heating and cooling to virtually any room in a home. These stylish systems operate quietly and efficiently, providing reliable comfort throughout the year. Even when outdoor temperatures drop to 10 degrees below zero, certain models of ductless mini-split heat pumps can still generate meaningful heat. Whether you want to address a specific comfort issue in one or two rooms, or plan to setup a fully zoned ductless heating and cooling system to condition your entire home, ductless heat pumps are a great option to learn more about.
Mini-Split Heat Pump Benefits:
- Very responsive, effective, and reliable
- Remarkably quiet indoors & outside
- Indoor blower units are sleek & unobtrusive, and don’t require a huge hole in the wall or a window
- Outdoor condenser is much smaller & quieter than a central system unit
- Highly efficient with low operating costs – efficiencies up to 12.5 HSPF (heating) and 30+ SEER (AC)
- INVERTER-driven compressor technology uses only the energy needed to do the job
- Eliminates performance issues associated with older ducting systems that have air leaks
- The ability to create personalized ‘comfort zones’ in different areas of your home, and reduce energy consumption in areas that are not being used
Applications of Mini-Split Heat Pumps:
- Dens, dining rooms, and living rooms/great rooms
- Home offices
- Areas that experience excessive heat loss or solar gain, compared to the rest of the home
- In homes with central heating and cooling where certain rooms are consistently much colder and/or hotter than where the thermostat is located
- For homes with hot water heat, or that don’t have a central ducting system
- For any room that you want to heat and cool independently
- When central heating and cooling costs more to operate than you like
Multi-Zone Heating & Cooling, With Indoor Blower Options
In addition to the benefits of zoning that mini-split heat pumps afford, multi-zone systems use a single outdoor condensing unit to power several indoor blowers. Certain models can power as many as six indoor units, allowing you to keep noise and your outdoor footprint to a minimum. The most popular style of indoor blower is wall-mounted, and other options include floor mounted console, ceiling-cassette, and the duct-able indoor unit that is easily tucked away out of view.
Mini-Split Heat Pumps as a Whole-Home Solution
Denver-Boulder regional utilities continue to move towards wind and other renewable energy source to generate electricity, and many homeowners are joining along. By converting an older, less efficient gas or electric heating system to ductless heat pumps, you can help reduce reliance on burning fossil fuels while reducing your home’s energy consumption. With efficient and effective performance and zoning ability, whole-home ductless systems are an environmentally friendly option worth considering in Broomfield.
ENERGY STAR Awarded Mitsubishi Ductless Systems
For many years, our team at Save Home Heat Company has used Mitsubishi Electric as our ductless air conditioner and mini-split heat product line of choice. In fact, we’re one of the oldest Mitsubishi Diamond Contractors in the Front Range. The M- and P-Series systems by Mitsubishi are recognized by the EPA as meeting ENERGY STAR 2017 criteria, awarded only to manufacturers who meet or exceed each ENERGY STAR efficient requirement for their systems. In addition, certain top-of-the-line Mitsubishi systems meet the new ENERGY STAR Most Efficient 2020 standards, which recognize a variety of ultra-high efficiency home products. Mitsubishi has earned its place as a leader in the ductless home comfort industry, and our more than three-plus decades of experience installing ductless systems makes us a great choice to install and service these popular ductless systems.
Central Heat Pumps in Broomfield
If your furnace and ductwork do a good enough job of distributing heated and cooled air throughout your Broomfield home, a central heat pump is worth considering when installing a new central AC system or replacing an older air conditioner. In addition to performing the identical function as a central air conditioner, a central heat pump also contributes heating during the winter. During mild heating season conditions, a central heat pump can handle most or all demand that would otherwise be handled by your furnace. This reduces fossil fuel consumption (gas or propane), plus, by handling more of the heating load, your heat pump will help extend the furnace’s lifespan by reducing annual wear.
Dual Fuel Heating Systems
The term ‘dual fuel system’ refers to a design where there are two alternate sources of heat in one system, in this case gas for the furnace, and electricity for the heat pump. Installed in tandem with a gas furnace in a dual fuel system, a central heat pump provides a number of benefits. Under relatively mild wintertime conditions, the heat pump will handle most, if not all, of the heating demand and when needed, it smoothly hands off the workload to the furnace. Among other benefits, the shared heating load means less stress on both systems. Extended life for the furnace is certainly a noteworthy benefit.
The advantages of a central dual fuel heating and cooling system include:
- Greener heating and cooling option than a standard furnace and AC system
- Reduced gas consumption
- Reduced carbon footprint
- Improved system efficiency
- Decreased load and increased lifespan for furnace
- Two sources of heat instead of just one (a built-in backup system)
- State-of-the-art comfort levels, all year-round
In the opinion of our home comfort team, we feel that the central heating and air conditioning system is the combination of a high efficiency, variable-output furnace and a high efficiency, variable-output heat pump. The ultimate dual fuel heating system. Other enhanced performance system options include high efficiency two-stage heat pumps and high efficiency single-stage models.
Before moving forward with a variable-output or two-stage system, it’s important to have an expert that’s very familiar with this type of equipment assess your current system. Our team has extensive experience with the installation and service of variable-output and two-stage furnaces, so you can trust our professional advice and recommendations.
Broomfield Heat Pump Rebates!
Manufacturer or utility company rebates are often available for specific high-efficiency mini-split systems as well as central heat pumps! To learn about up-to-date information for Broomfield homeowners, visit our Rebates & Incentives page page or speak with one of our comfort advisors.
Interested in a High Efficiency Heat Pump in Broomfield?
If you’re interested in the benefits of a high efficiency ductless mini-split or central heat pump and want to know more about having one installed in your home, you can count on our team at Save Home Heat Company for friendly, professional, knowledgeable advise and recommendations. With over 30 years of experience installing these premium products, we will ensure your ductless or central heat pump installation is a smooth, hassle-free process from start to finish. For more information or to schedule a free installation quote for a heat pump for your Broomfield home, please call our team today.
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- AC Repair, Maintenance, and Installation – Ductless & Central Systems – Central Evaporative Cooling
- Furnace, Boiler, and Heat Pump Repair, Maintenance, and Installations
- Hot Water Baseboard and Radiant Floor Heating System Service & Installation
- Household Plumbing Services
- Complete Residential Electrical Services
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- Water Heater Repairs & Installation – Standard, High Recovery, Tankless, and more