Experienced Central & Mini-Split Heat Pumps in Highlands Ranch
Heat pumps continue to grow in popularity in Highlands Ranch, CO and surrounding communities for their efficiency and effectiveness in providing whole-home or single area heating and cooling. With both central and ductless mini-split models available, the versatility of heat pump systems make them a product well worth considering for many of our customers.
The Advantage of Heat Pumps
An air-source heat pump performs the exact same cooling job you’d expect from a conventional AC system, with the big difference is that in the wintertime, a heat pump also has the ability to work in reverse and provide heating, as well. Heat pumps are powered by electricity, so they don’t use fossils such as natural gas or propane, making them a cleaner, ‘greener’ efficient heating option for your home in Highlands Ranch. On the cooling side of things, today’s heat pumps are highly efficient and are a great potential option to conventional AC.
A central heat pump, while not sufficient in our area as a primary heating system, is often installed in tandem a gas forced air furnace in what is referred to as a ‘dual fuel heating system.’ Highlands Ranch homeowners considering having a new central air conditioner installed or replacing an older central AC system are urged to learn more about a dual fuel system with a central heat pump as a great alternative to a conventional air conditioner. There’s lots of benefits to consider, including extending the life of your furnace.
Ductless mini-split heat pumps, also known as mini-split heat pumps, are used to provide independent heating and cooling for specific rooms and areas in the home. The many benefits afforded by ductless heat pump systems include the ability to provide personalized, zoned comfort to different rooms in your home, either supplementing or replacing an existing central system.
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Ductless Mini-Split Heat Pumps in Highlands Ranch
The ductless heat pumps we install in Highlands Ranch homes routinely garner high levels of customer satisfaction. With sleek, quiet, efficient operation, ductless mini-split heat pumps are an exceptional way you can solve comfort issues in individual rooms, or provide fully zoned heating and cooling to your entire home. Unlike central units, certain ductless heat pump models can provide meaningful heat output even when outdoor temperatures drop as low as ten degrees below zero. Of course, in the summertime, there’s the cooling bonus.
Mini-Split Heat Pump Benefits in Highlands Ranch:
- 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 Systems in Highlands Ranch
Multi-zone ductless systems feature a single outdoor condensing unit that, depending on the model, can power as many as six indoor blower units, keeping outdoor noise levels and your system’s physical footprint well contained and to a minimum. A variety of indoor blower models are available, with the most popular style being the wall-mounted option, often installed unobtrusively high on a wall, up and out of the way. Other indoor blower options include ceiling-cassette blowers, duct-able units that can be tucked away out of sight, 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 thermostat.
Whole-Home Heating and Cooling with Ductless Heat Pumps
Renewable energy sources like wind and solar for generating electricity continue to be a focus for our Denver-Boulder regional utilities, and the trend of moving away from fossil fuel dependency is now shared by more and more homeowners in the area. A whole-home conversion of an old, outdated, and inefficient gas or electric heating system to ductless heat pumps is one way Highlands Ranch homes can join in reducing their dependency on fossil fuels and reduce the size of their home’ carbon footprint. With zoning capability, efficient performance, and responsive, effective heating and cooling, the environmentally friendly aspect of ductless systems is an important consideration when upgrading your home comfort system.
ENERGY STAR Recognized Mitsubishi Ductless Systems
As a highly rated Mitsubishi Diamond Contractor, our team at Save Home Heat Company continues to use Mitsubishi as our ductless mini-split heat pump and air conditioner product line of choice. A global leader in ductless heating and cooling, Mitsubishi has earned recognition by the EPA for the high levels of efficiency, functionality, and performance that their ductless models offer. In fact, the popular P- and M-Series systems by Mitsubishi have been recognized as meeting ENERGY STAR 2017 Most Efficient criteria, and some systems also carry the new ENERGY STAR Most Efficient 2020 label, the most demanding to date.
High Quality Central Heat Pumps in Highlands Ranch
Are you considering replacing an older central air conditioner or having a new central AC system installed? In homes where the furnace and ducting system are performing to satisfactory levels, a central heat pump can be a great alternative to a conventional central air conditioner.
Performing the exact same cooling function as a traditional air conditioner during the summer, a central heat pump has the added bonus of also helping to heat your home during the winter. During relatively mild winter weather, a professionally installed and correctly sized central pump can handle most or all of the heating you’d otherwise depend on your furnace for in your Highlands Ranch home. Sharing the heating load in what is known as a ‘dual fuel heating system,’ this means less stress on your furnace, helping to extend its lifespan, while the central heat pump provides and efficient and ‘greener’ alternative to the gas-burning furnace.
Central Dual Fuel Heating Systems
In our area, a central heat pump is normally installed in tandem with a central forced air gas furnace in a dual fuel heating and cooling system. The term ‘dual fuel’ refers to the two fuel sources being utilized to create heat, the central heat pump using electricity and natural gas or propane powering the furnace. During the heating season, the central heat pump will handle the initial heating job until demand exceeds its output, and then the job automatically, smoothly transitions over to the furnace. By sharing the heating work, both systems benefit from reduced wear and tear, and you benefit from higher efficiency and a smaller carbon footprint when compared to using only a central gas furnace. On the cooling side, central heat pumps also offer state-of-the-art AC performance.
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 feels that the ideal high efficiency central dual fuel heating and cooling system is a combination of a variable-output furnace and a variable-output central heat pump. Other quality heat pump options include high efficiency two-stage and single-stage models.
When considering having a variable-output or two-stage system installed, we recommend having a highly experienced expert assess your current system. Our team has over three decades of experience servicing and installing high efficiency heat pumps, air conditioners, and furnaces. You can rely on our comfort advisers at Save Home Heat to provide you ample amounts of information and to answer all your questions in a friendly, professional, low-pressure manner. Our only agenda is to help match you the home comfort products that best meet your needs, and that you’ll be pleased with for many years to come.
Rebates for Heat Pumps in Highlands Ranch
If you’re interested in having a heat pump installed in your Highlands Ranch home, be sure to talk to one of our comfort specialists or visit our Rebates &Incentives page. Valuable rebates may be offered by the manufacturer and/or your utility company for certain high efficiency central and ductless heat pumps! Our team would be glad to help you obtain the greatest savings in making your home comfort investment.
Over 30 Years of Highlands Ranch Heat Pump Expertise
With more than three decades of experience installing and servicing central and ductless heat pumps in Highlands Ranch and the Denver-Boulder area, you can trust our team at Save Home Heat Company to help you make a decision that is truly right for you and your home. Our friendly, knowledgeable sales, service, and installation teams are dedicated to providing you with a stress-free, low-impact installation that you’ll be completely satisfied with. For more information and a free, low-pressure heat pump installation quote, please contact our team today.
Our Complete Line of Quality Home Services Includes:
- 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
- Central Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Products
- Water Heater Repairs & Installation – Standard, High Recovery, Tankless, and more