High Efficiency Central & Mini-Split Heat Pumps in Erie
Heat pumps are an effective, efficient source of whole-home and specific area heating and cooling. Available in both central and ductless mini-split models, heat pumps continue to grow in popularity with our customers in Erie, CO and surrounding communities.
What Is A Heat Pump?
An air-source heat pump works the exact same as a traditional air conditioner, providing powerful cooling in your home during the warm summer months. The big difference is that when the winter weather rolls in, it reverses function and to provide heating instead. This makes heat pumps an excellent year-round heating and cooling option to keep your home comfortable. Unlike fossil fuel-reliant systems like a gas furnace, heat pumps are powered by electricity. As the push towards cleaner, more environmentally friendly technology continues, heat pumps are an effective, efficient, ‘green’ solution to whole-home and specific room or area heating and cooling.
A central heat pump, while not enough in our area to handle all of a home’s heating demands in a centrally ducted system, can be used in tandem a gas forced air furnace to create a ‘dual fuel heating system.’ This arrangement presents many performance and efficiency benefits, making a central heat pump an option well worth looking into when replacing an existing or installing a new central AC system.
A ductless mini-split heat pump differs in that it operates completely independent of a central system. Also referred to as mini-split heat pumps, ductless heat pumps are used to both heat and cool specific rooms or areas in your home. This is a great way to solve issues with certain rooms that your central system doesn’t do a good job keeping comfortable, or to provide independent heating and cooling to rooms that are used more frequently than the rest of the house. Ductless mini-split heat pumps can even be used to create a fully zoned, whole-home system.
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Efficient, Effective Ductless Mini-Split Comfort in Erie
Out of the many different high quality products we install for homeowners in Erie, heat pumps always earn some of the highest levels of customer satisfaction. These quiet, efficient, and stylish area heating and air conditioning systems afford exceptional performance throughout both summer and winter weather. Unlike central units, some ductless mini-split heat pumps even provide meaningful heat when outside temperatures reach as low as 10 degrees below zero!
Mini-Split Heat Pump Benefits for Erie Homes:
- 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
- Reduced carbon footprint for heating and cooling
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 in Erie
With mini-split heat pumps, you can create independently cooled and heated comfort zones within your home. With a multi-zone mini-split system, multiple indoor blower zones can be powered by a single outdoor condensing unit, keeping the outdoor footprint and sound levels well contained and at a minimum. Some multi-zone models can power as many as 6 indoor blower units off a single outdoor unit. The indoor blower unit is the equipment that distributes the heated and cooled air into your home. They come in a variety of styles to accommodate a range of space, size, and design desires. The most popular indoor blower is the wall-mounted variety, and other options include duct-able mini air handlers, ceiling-cassette models, and floor mounted consoles. The system is controlled by a handheld, remote control thermostat which can also be installed on a wall like a conventional themostat.
Whole-Home Electric Heating and Cooling
As regional utilities in Erie and the Denver-Boulder area continue to gravitate towards environmentally friendly renewable energy sources for electrical generation, homeowners are following suit and looking for ‘greener’ home comfort options. Moving on from your older, inefficient gas or electric heating system to a whole-home, zoned, ductless heat pump system is a great step into greener, cleaner, more efficient heating and cooling.
ENERGY STAR Recognition for Mitsubishi Ductless Systems
A global leader in the ductless home comfort industry, Mitsubishi continues to make high performance ductless systems that have earned recognition for their level of efficiency. Mitsubishi’s popular P- and M-Series models have been recognized by the EPA for meeting ENERGY STAR 2017 Most Efficient efficiency and performance criteria, and a number of their top-end systems also meet the new, more stringent, Most Efficient 2020 standards. Our team at Save Home Heat Company has been a top rated Mitsubishi Diamond Contractor for many years, and continue to offer Mitsubishi systems as our ductless heating and air conditioning product line of choice.
Premium Central Heat Pumps in Erie
If your current furnace and ducting system provide you with satisfactory distribution of heated and cooled air throughout your home, a central heat pump is a great alternative to consider if you’re going to be replacing an existing or installing new central air conditioning.
A central heat pump will give you the exact same cooling performance you’d expect from a conventional air conditioner during the summer, but with the added benefit of also providing heating during the winter. During relatively moderate heating conditions, a professional installed and correctly sized central heat pump can support most or all of the heating demands in your home. But in our area, a central heat pump is not adequate to handle all heating needs throughout the winter. Enter, the ‘dual fuel heating system.’ As temperatures drop, the heat pump automatically hands off the heating job to the existing furnace to complete the job, as needed. The two systems working together has a number of advantages.
Dual Fuel Heating Systems for Erie Homes
A dual fuel heating system is created when a central heat pump is installed in tandem with a central forced air gas furnace. The ‘dual fuel’ part refers to the fact that the central heat pump is powered by electricity while the furnace is powered by gas. In this heating arrangement, the central heat pump will provide as much of the heating demand as possible, and when additional heat is required to satisfy the thermostat, the central heat pump smoothly transitions the heating responsibilities to the furnace. In sharing the workload, both systems benefit from reduced wear and tear. You, the homeowner, benefit from more efficient heating and cooling, a reduced dependency on fossil fuels, and a smaller carbon footprint.
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 your furnace
- Two sources of heat instead of just one (a built-in backup system)
- State-of-the-art comfort levels, all year-round
Our team at Save Home Heat Company feels that the ideal dual fuel central heating and cooling system would be the combination of a high efficiency variable-output heat pump and a high efficiency variable-output furnace. Other high quality, high performance options include high efficiency two-stage and single-stage heat pump systems.
The first step to take when considering a high efficiency variable-output or two-stage system is to have your existing system professional evaluated by an expert that is very familiar with this type of equipment. Our team has over thirty years of experience servicing and installing high efficiency air conditioners, furnaces, and heat pumps in homes in the Erie area. You can trust our experience and expertise when considering these high efficiency systems.
Rebates for Heat Pumps in Erie!
Be sure to visit our Rebates & Incentives page or speak with one of our friendly comfort advisors if you’re contemplating a heat pump installation in your home in Erie. Certain high efficiency mini-split and central heat pump models may qualify for utility company or manufacturer rebates. One of our comfort advisers would be glad to help you get the most out of your important investment.
Highly Experienced Heat Pump Team in Erie
Are you interested in having a high efficiency ductless or central heat pump installed in your home in Erie? You can trust Save Home Heat Company to provide you with ample amounts of information and to offer our professional advice and recommendations in a friendly, low-pressure manner. We’ll take the time to answer all your questions and make sure you understand the work or options we present to you. Our only agenda is to provide you with high quality products and services, and to assist you in making an informed home comfort purchasing decision that you’ll be comfortable with for many years to come. With over three decades installing premium ductless mini-splits and central heat pumps, you can expect a smooth, hassle-free experience with our entire team. To learn more and request a free heat pump installation quote, please contact us today.
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- Household Plumbing Services
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