Quality Central & Mini-Split Heat Pumps in Lafayette
Heat pumps are a ‘green,’ electrically efficient option for both heating and cooling your home. Available in central systems working in tandem with a gas furnace, and in ductless mini-split models that can independently serve individual rooms and areas in the home, heat pumps are a great home comfort solution to consider for many homeowners in Lafayette and surrounding communities.
How Does a Heat Pump Work?
Air-source heat pumps perform the functions of both an air conditioner and a heater, offering year-round heating and cooling from a single piece of equipment. Powered by electricity as opposed to fossil fuels such as gas or propane which are used in many conventional central heating systems, this makes heat pumps a green home heating option that can help you reduce your carbon footprint.
Central heat pumps are not usually sufficient to act as your primary heat source, and are typically combined with a central furnace in what’s known as a ‘dual fuel heating system.’ If you’re considering replacing or adding a new central air conditioner, the heating and cooling capabilities of a central heat pump makes it an attractive option to consider.
Ductless mini-split heat pumps do not utilize ductwork, and are an independent system capable of quietly, efficiently heating and cooling an individual room or area in your home. Ductless mini-splits are a popular and effective way to address areas of your home that your primary heating and cooling system doesn’t keep at a comfortable temperature, or for a variety of other applications including whole-home systems. Our customers in Lafayette and surrounding communities are always very satisfied with their performance.
Ductless Mini-Split Heat Pumps in Lafayette
Ductless heat pumps rate very high in customer satisfaction. These systems provide effective, efficient, unobtrusive heating and cooling to virtually any area or a room in a home. Certain models of ductless heat pumps even generate heat when outdoor temperatures are as low as -10 degrees. Ductless heat pump systems are a great solution for providing independent, ‘zoned’ heating and cooling for your home throughout the year. Whether to address specific problem areas, or even used in fully zoned whole-home applications, ductless heat pumps are a great heating and cooling option that Lafayette homeowners should 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 in Lafayette:
- 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 the zoning approach that mini-split heat pumps achieve, multi-zone systems feature a single outdoor condenser to power several indoor blower units. Some outdoor condensers can power up to 6 different indoor units. This helps to keep your noise levels low and your outdoor footprint well contained while affording personalized heating and cooling throughout your home. Different indoor blower unit styles are available, too. The wall-mounted indoor blower is most popular, while other options such as ceiling-cassette, floor mounted console, and duct-able blower units are available to accommodate a variety of space and style preferences.
Mini-Split Heat Pumps as a Whole-Home Solution
Regional utilities continue to make the move towards wind, solar, and other renewable energy sources for electrical generation for Lafayette homes all around the Boulder-Denver area. This makes ductless heat pumps an attractive option for homeowners looking for ways to join suit! By converting a gas-powered central heating system or an older, inefficient electric system to a whole-home ductless heat pump system, you can have a more environmentally friendly, comfortable, efficient, zoned heating and cooling system – and all the benefits it provides.
Mitsubishi Ductless Heat Pumps with ENERGY STAR Recognition
Our team at Save Home Heat Company has been recommending and installing ductless mini-split heat pumps and air conditoners from Mitsubishi Electric for over 25 years, and we are proud to be designated as a Mitsubishi ELITE Diamond Contractor, their highest level of dealer recognition. Mitsubishi’s popular M- and P-Series ductless systems are recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as meeting all ENERGY STAR efficiency criteria, and many models also meet all requirements for ENERGY STAR Most Efficient labeling, which recogizes only the most efficient home products made.
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Central Heat Pumps in Lafayette
If your Lafayette home currently features a furnace and ducting system that provides air distribution you’re satisfied with, but you’re looking to add or replace new central air conditioning, a central heat pump could be a great option to consider.
During the summer, a central heat pump will take care of cooling exactly like a traditional air conditioner. The bonus is that, during the winter, it can reverse operation and add heat in your home, working great in full coordination with your furnace.
Dual Fuel Heating Systems
Installing a central heat pump in tandem with a gas furnace creates what is referred to as a ‘dual fuel heating system,’ named for the two types of fuel used (electricity powering the heat pump, and gas for the furnace). A couple of benefits of a dual fuel system is that under relatively mild winter conditions, the central heat pump handles most or all of the heating, relieving the furnace of some stress and doing it in a ‘greener’ fashion. During normal operation, as outdoor temperatures drop and the home’s heating demand increases, the heat pump automatically and smoothly hands off the rest heating job to be completed by the furnace to be completed, as needed. Two systems sharing the work of one!
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 workload 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
We at Save Home Heat Company feel that the best dual fuel central heating and air conditioning system is achieved by combining a high efficiency, variable-output furnace and a high efficiency, variable-output heat pump for the ultimate in efficiency, quiet, unobtrusive operation, enhanced comfort levels, and reduced carbon footprint. Additional enhanced performance heat pump options include high-efficiency two-stage and single-stage heat pumps.
If considering a variable-output or two-stage central heating and cooling system, our team strongly advises having your existing system evaluated by an expert that is very experienced with these advanced performance products. Save Home Heat has extensive experience installing and servicing variable-output and two-stage furnaces, heat pumps, and air conditioners. In Lafayette and the entire Denver-Boulder area, our home comfort team is the one you can trust.
Rebates for Heat Pump Systems
Rebates from your utility company and manufacturera are often available for specific high efficiency mini-split and central heat pumps. Please speak with one of our comfort advisors or check out our Rebates & Incentives page for current information that could help you with your home comfort investment for your Lafayette home.
Learn More About Heat Pumps in Lafayette Today
At Save Home Heat Company, our team is ready to answer any of your questions about a heat pump installation for your home in Lafayette. We offer low-pressure, expert advice and recommendations that you can rely on. You can trust our team to make the entire installation process hassle-free from beginning to end, and to fully support you after our work is completed. For more information or to schedule a free, no obligation price quote, call our friendly staff today!
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