Quality Central & Mini-Split Heat Pumps in Golden
A highly efficient means of whole-home or specific area heating and cooling, heat pumps continue to grow in popularity with our customers in Golden, CO and surrounding communities. With both central and ductless mini-split models available, heat pumps can help solve annoying comfort issues and reduce your home’s carbon footprint. Depending on your circumstances, a central or ductless system could be a great fit for you and your home.
What Does a Heat Pump Do?
An air-source heat pump operates just like a conventional air conditioner during the summer, providing cooling to your home. Then, in the winter, it reverses its function to help heat your home. Unlike many conventional heating systems that burn gas, heat pumps use electricity as fuel, providing a cleaner, ‘greener’ heating option and resulting in a smaller carbon footprint for your Erie home.
Central heat pumps are not sufficient to serve as the sole heating system for a home in our area, and are used in tandem with a forced air furnace in what is known as a ‘dual fuel heating system.’ One of the fuels is electricity for the heat pump, and the other is gas for the furnace. Dual fuel systems offer a number of benefits and advantages, and homeowners considering installing a new central air conditioner or replacing an older model should learn more about the central heat pump option before making a purchasing decision.
Ductless mini-split heat pumps, on the other hand, operate independently from a central ducting system, and afford exceptional heating and cooling for specific rooms and areas in your home. Ductless heat pumps are very popular with our customers in the Golden area, and are often used to solve problem areas in a home that the primary heating and cooling system doesn’t adequately serve. An entire home can even be converted to a fully ‘zoned’ system of ductless heat pumps.
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Ductless Mini-Split Heat Pumps in Golden
Our customers in Golden are always very pleased with the performance of the ductless mini-split heat pumps we install, these systems routinely rating very high in customer satisfaction. Also known as mini-split heat pumps, these products provide highly effective and efficient heating and cooling for specific rooms or areas in your home, allowing you to create personalized comfort zones and dial back energy consumption in areas that are not being used. Great for solving specific problem areas or even conditioning most or all of a home, some ductless heat pump models provide significant heating even when outdoor weather conditions drop as low as -10° F.
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
- Reduced carbon footprint for heating and cooling
Applications of Mini-Split Heat Pumps in Golden:
- 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
Multi-zone ductless systems feature a single outdoor condensing unit that, depending on the system, can power as many as six indoor blower units. Talk about a small outdoor footprint and well-contained sound levels! Indoors, a variety blower unit styles are available to accommodate different needs, but by far, the most popular indoor blowers are the sleek, compact, wall-mounted configurations, which are typically installed high up on a wall, out of the way. Other options include floor mounted console, ceiling-cassette, and duct-able blower units that can be hidden away from view. The system is controlled by a handheld, remote control thermostat which can also be installed on a wall like a conventional thermostat.
Electric Whole-Home Heating and Cooling in Golden
As regional utilities continue their trend towards the increased use of renewable energy sources for electrical generation, many homeowners are contributing in similar fashion. One such way is by converting outdated and less efficient gas or electric heating systems over to a network of zoned, whole-house ductless heat pumps. The result: a greatly reduced carbon footprint, the advantages of zoning, and highly effective, efficient, comfortable electric heating and cooling.
Mitsubishi’s Ductless Heat Pumps Earn ENERGY STAR Recognition
Our Save Home Heat Company has been a top rated Mitsubishi Diamond Contractor for many years, and we have over three decades of experience installing premium ductless heat pumps and air conditioners. Mitsubishi continues to be our ductless product line of choice, and is a global leader in the ductless heating and cooling industry. Their popular M- and P-Series systems have been recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for meeting ENERGY STAR 2017 Most Efficient criteria for performance, functionality, and efficiency ratings. Several top end Mitsubishi ductless systems also meet the new, higher, ENERGY STAR Most Efficient 2020 criteria, as well.
Central Heat Pumps in Golden
Satisfied with the job your existing furnace and ductwork is doing distributing heated and cooled air throughout your home? If so, a central heat pump is great option to consider when adding or replacing a central air conditioner.
In the summertime, a central heat pump will handle cooling just like you’d expect from a conventional AC system. Then, when the winter weather rolls through, the central heat pump will reverse function and add heat into your home. During relatively mild winter weather, a properly sized and professionally installed central heat pump in Golden will handle most or all of your home heating demand. This takes some of the stress off of your furnace, reducing wear and extending its lifespan. An added benefit is that the reduction of your fossil fuel consumption (gas or propane from using a furnace) makes for a smaller home heating carbon footprint. Working together in tandem, a central heat pump and a gas furnace constitute what is known as a ‘dual fuel heating system,’ with the numerous benefits it affords.
Central Dual Fuel Heating Systems
The ‘dual fuel’ part of a dual fuel heating system refers to the two different fuels being used to heat the home, with electricity powering the heat pump and gas powering the furnace. One benefit to a dual fuel heating system is that it allows for the central heat pump to handle as much of the heating as it can, before handing off the job to the furnace. When heating demand exceeds what the central heat pump can provide, the heating workload is smoothly switched over to the furnace. It’s a greener, more efficient way to heat your home during the winter, and it also eases the strain on both systems.
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
At Save Home Heat Company, our team believes the optimal dual fuel central heating and cooling system is the combination of a high efficiency variable-output furnace and a high efficiency variable-output heat pump. Other quality heat pump options include high efficiency single-stage and two-stage systems.
We strongly recommend having an expert that is very familiar with these premium products evaluate your current system before making a decision on a variable-output or two-stage system. With extensive experience installing and servicing variable-output and two-stage furnaces, air conditioners, and heat pumps, you can depend on Save Home Heat Company to provide you with expert advice and recommendations – which will always be provided in a friendly, informative, low-pressure manner.
Rebates for Heat Pump Systems in Golden
If you’re considering a heat pump installation at your home in Golden, be sure to check out our Rebates & Incentives page or speak with one of our friendly team members. Certain high efficiency mini-split and central heat pump systems may qualify for valuable rebates offered by your utility company and/or the manufacturer. Your Save Home Heat comfort adviser would be glad to help you obtain the maximum savings in your investment.
Count on Save Home Heat Company for Quality Heat Pumps in Golden
For homeowners considering a heat pump in Golden, Save Home Heat Company offers over three decades of expertise to help you make a decision that is truly right for your home and comfort needs. You can trust our professional, low-pressure advice and recommendations, and our team will ensure that your heat pump installation smooth and is hassle-free from beginning to end. If you’d like to learn more or receive a free, no obligation price quote for a heat pump installation, please contact our team today!
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