Premium Littleton Central & Mini-Split Heat Pumps
Heat pumps are an effective and highly efficient source of whole-home or specific area heating, they also provide air conditioning just like a traditional AC system. Available in both central and ductless mini-split models, these systems continue to grow in popularity with our customers in Littleton, CO and surrounding communities.
What Are Heat Pumps?
Air-source heat pumps work as an air conditioner during the summer, and during the winter reverse their operation to provide heating for year-round comfort. Heat pumps are powered by electricity and don’t rely on fossil fuels such as gas or propane. This makes heat pumps a cleaner, ‘greener’ heating option for homeowners looking to reduce their carbon footprint.
Central heat pumps are often used in tandem with forced air gas furnaces in what is referred to as a ‘dual fuel heating system,’ for the gas powering the furnace and electricity running the heat pump. While not able to serve as a sole heating system in a centrally ducted system in our area, central heat pumps are used in a dual fuel heating system to provide a number of valuable benefits for homeowners. Central heat pumps continue to grow in popularity as an alternative to conventional central AC.
A ductless mini-split heat pump operates independently of central systems. These systems are used to create individually controlled ‘comfort zones’ in specific areas or rooms of a home. Mini-split heat pumps are popular for homeowners who have certain rooms that aren’t adequately heated or cooled by their primary central systems, or for a variety of other applications, including whole-home zoned heating and cooling. Our many ‘ductless customers’ continue to be very impressed with their performance. A ductless system could be just the solution needed for your Littleton home.
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Ductless Mini-Split Heat Pumps
Ductless heat pumps offer quiet, sleek room or area heating and cooling. These systems are very popular with our customers in Littleton and surrounding communities, and they routinely garner high levels of customer satisfaction. Ductless heat pump systems provide efficient heating and cooling for year-round comfort. In fact, certain ductless heat pumps can generate heat even when outside temperatures dip well below 0 degrees. In homes where a gas line for a heater isn’t an option and cooling during the summers is also desired, ductless heat pumps are a simple, effective heating and cooling solution for individual rooms and areas in the home.
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
Zoned Heating & Cooling and Indoor Blower Options
Alongside the advantages of the zoning capability of mini-split heat pumps, multi-zone systems can help you keep your outdoor noise footprint and noise levels low and well contained. Multi-zone systems feature a single outdoor condenser, and some systems can power up to six indoor blowers. Wall-mounted indoor units continue to be the most popular option, but ceiling-cassette, floor-mounted console, and easily hidden duct-able blower units are other options to meet a variety of needs.
Mini-Split Heat Pumps for Whole-Home Comfort!
Many homeowners in Littleton continue to look for ways to join the trend away from burning fossil fuels. Regional utilities are shifting towards utilizing renewable energy sources such as wind and solar for electrical generation, and homeowners are now converting older, less efficient gas and electric heating systems over to ductless heat pumps. Ductless systems are an environmentally friendly option, and combined with zoning capability, efficient operation, and effective performance, these systems are an option worth considering.
Mitsubishi Ductless Systems Have ENERGY STAR Recognition
Our team at Save Home Heat Company is one of the oldest Mitsubishi Diamond Contractors on the Front Range, and we continue to recommend Mitsubishi Electric as our ductless mini-split heat pump and AC product line of choice in Littleton. Mitsubishi’s popular P- and M-Series models are recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency as having met ENERGY STAR 2017 criteria for manufacturers who meet or exceed all ENERGY STAR efficiency requirements. In addition, select top-of-the-line Mitsubishi ductless systems meet the new ENERGY STAR Most Efficient 2020 standards, which recognizes many different ultra-high efficiency home products. With over three decades of experience installing ductless systems, our team trusts Mitsubishi, a worldwide leader in the ductless home comfort industry, and homeowners can trust our high levels of experience and expertise to get your job done clean and right.
Central Heat Pumps in Littleton
If your your existing furnace and ductwork do a good job carrying warm and cool air throughout your house, a central heat pump could be an option worth considering when moving forward with an AC replacement or having new central air conditioning installed.
Central heat pumps perform the exact same function as a traditional central air conditioner during the summer, while also providing heating during the winter. In our area, typically working in tandem with the furnace, a central heat pump handles the bulk of the heating job when outdoor conditions are relatively mild, and automatically and smoothly hands off to the furnace as conditions dictate. Two heating systems working together for maximum efficiency and effectiveness.
Dual Fuel Heating Systems
When a central heat pump is installed in tandem with a gas furnace that combination is known as a ‘dual fuel heating system,’ gas being the fuel for the furnace and electricity for the heat pump. The central heat pump will handle as much of the heating load as it can, without burning any gas at all, and when the thermostat determines that more heat is needed, the task is seamlessly handed off to the furnace. The shared heating load means less stress on the furnace, helping to extend its life, a built-in backup system if one of them should go down, and also a reduced carbon footprint from your heating system.
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
At Save Home Heat Company, we recommend a combination of a high efficiency, variable-output furnace with a high efficiency, variable-output heat pump as the optimum dual fuel heating and cooling system. Other high-performance heat pumps options include high-efficiency two-stage heat pumps and high-efficiency single-stage models.
If considering a variable-output or two-stage heat pump system, it’s very important that you work with an HVAC contractor who is very experienced with these advanced systems, to ensure that all details in your installation are fully and properly addressed throughout the entire process. In the Denver-Boulder area, Save Home Heat Company is just that company!
Rebates and Incentives for Heat Pumps
In addition to all the benefits afforded by heat pump systems, certain high-efficiency ductless and central heat pumps may quality for manufacturer and/or utility company rebates! To view current information that may be useful in upgrading your Littleton home, visit our Rebates & Incentives page, or speak with one of our helpful comfort advisers.
Learn More About A Heat Pump for Your Littleton Home
You can rely on our team at Save Home Heat Company to answer any questions you may have about heat pumps. Our highly experienced team will provide you with informative, low-pressure advice and recommendations to help you make a decision that is the right fit for you and your home. For more information and to schedule a free heat pump installation quote, please contact 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
- Central Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Products
- Water Heater Repairs & Installation – Standard, High Recovery, Tankless, and more