The Best in Northglenn Central & Mini-Split Heat Pumps
Effective, efficient heating and cooling for specific area applications or the entire home have made heat pumps a popular home comfort option in Northglenn, CO. Available in both central and ductless designs, heat pumps continue to grow as a product of choice for many of our valued customers at Save Home Heat Company.
What Does a Heat Pump Do?
An air-source heat pump does the exact same job as a conventional air conditioner, cooling your home when the summer heats up. The big difference, however, is that during the winter, a heat pump switches its function around to heating, making them a viable year-round home heating and cooling option. Heat pumps are powered by electricity, so during the heating season they help reduce reliance on burning fossil fuels such as gas or propane. Cleaner, ‘greener’ technology continues to grow in popularity, and heat pumps are a great product to help you make your home more comfortable, efficient, and environmentally friendly.
In our area, central heat pumps are typically not adequate to function as a sole heating source, and are usually combined with a gas forced air furnace in what is known as a ‘dual fuel heating system.’ With the heating season benefits that heat pumps provide, homeowners considering replacing an old central AC unit or installing new central air conditioning would be wise to give heat pumps a closer look before making a purchasing decision.
Ductless mini-split heat pumps, also referred to as mini-split heat pumps, on the other hand, operate independently of a central system, providing effective, efficient, unobtrusive heating and cooling to individual rooms or areas in your home. In homes where the primary central system doesn’t do a satisfactory of heating and cooling certain rooms, ductless mini-splits could be just the solution you’re looking for. Or, if your existing central system is just unsatisfactory, ductless mini-splits could provide year-round comfort to your entire home. We find that our customers are always very satisfied with the performance of the ductless mini-split heat pumps we install. They could be a great addition to your Northglenn home.
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Ductless Mini-Split Heat Pumps
Ductless heat pumps are quiet, stylish, unobtrusive, and highly effective in providing individual room or area heating and cooling. One of the great benefits they provide is the ability to provide personalized, zoned, year-round comfort to different parts of your home. In addition, unlike central heat pumps, certain ductless models can heat your home even when outdoor temperatures drop as low as 10 degrees below zero. So if you want to solve an isolated, annoying heating and cooling issue in your home in Northglenn, or if want to move away from an inefficient, uncomfortable central system, we urge you to take a closer look at mini-split heat pumps.
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 Northglenn:
- 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 System Heating & Cooling in Northglenn
A multi-zone ductless heating and cooling system is created when you setup more than one indoor blower unit in different rooms in your home. In some cases, these units may be able to be run off of a single outdoor multi-zone condensing unit, keeping the outdoor footprint and sound levels well contained and at a minimum. Some multi-zone condensing units can power up to 6 indoor blower units. When it comes to the indoor blower units, there are several options to choose from when it comes to the shape, style, and installation method. The most popular indoor blower is the wall-mounted style, installed high on a wall, up and out of the way. Other indoor blower options include ceiling-cassettes, floor consoles, and modest duct-able models that can be hidden from view. The system is controlled by a handheld, remote control thermostat which can also be installed on a wall like a conventional temperature control.
Mini-Split Heat Pumps For the Whole Home
As regional utilities continue to move away from fossil fuel dependency and focus on renewable energy sources like wind and solar for electrical generation, homeowners in the Northglenn area are looking for ways to join in the effort. If you have an outdated, inefficient electric or gas heating system, converting it over to ductless heat pumps is a way to help reduce fossil fuel dependency and decrease your carbon footprint. With zoning capabilities, high efficiency, and effective performance, ductless heat pumps are an environmentally friendly way to heat and cool your home throughout the year, and they can employed in whole-home systems, as well as for spot area solutions.
ENERGY STAR Recognition for Mitsubishi Ductless Systems
For many years, our team at Save Home Heat Company has been a highly rated Mitsubishi Diamond Contractor. Mitsubishi is a globally recognized leader in ductless heating and cooling, and we continue to recommend and install their systems as our ductless mini-split heat pump and air conditioner product line of choice. The popular P- and M-series systems by Mitsubishi have earned recognition from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for meeting ENERGY STAR 2017 Most Efficient criteria. This is only awarded to manufacturers whose systems meet or exceed requirements set forth by ENERGY STAR for efficiency, performance, and features. In addition, several top-end Mitsubishi ductless systems also meet the new, more demanding, ENERGY STAR Most Efficient 2020 criteria.
Central Heat Pumps in Northglenn
In homes where the furnace and ducting system does a good job distributing heated and cooled air to the various rooms and levels, central heat pumps are a great option to consider if you are replacing an older AC system or installing new central air conditioning.
Central heat pumps provide the exact same cooling performance you’d expect from a conventional AC system during the summer, with the added bonus of also providing heat to your home when the cold weather arrives. A properly sized, professionally installed central heat pump will be able to handle most or all of your home’s heating load during relatively mild winter conditions. Working in conjunction with an existing central furnace in what’s known as a ‘dual fuel heating system,’ the two systems combined will improve overall efficiency and help extend your furnace’s life, while also reducing your home’s carbon footprint.
Dual Fuel Heating Systems Using Heat Pumps
As suggested by the name, a dual fuel heating system comprised of a central heat pump and a gas furnace – the typical arrangement in the Boulder-Denver area – uses two different energy sources to heat your home, with the heat pump depending on electricity and the furnace burning gas. In this system, the central heat pump handles the initial heating load until demand exceeds what it can provide. At that point, the heating chore is seamlessly handed off the to the furnace to complete the job. Two heaters working together on a shared heating job.
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
In our opinion, our team at Save Home Heat Company feels that the ideal central dual fuel heating and cooling system is the combination of a variable-output furnace and a variable-output heat pump. Other enhanced performance central heat pump options include high efficiency two-stage and single-stage models.
Before moving forward with having a variable-output or two-stage system installed in your home, we advise having an expert who has extensive experience installing and servicing this type of equipment. With over 30 years of experience installing and servicing high efficiency AC systems, heat pumps, and furnaces, you can trust our team for advice and recommendations that best suit your unique home and comfort needs.
Rebates for Heat Pumps in Northglenn
Some high efficiency mini-split and central heat pumps may qualify for rebates from manufacturers and your utility company in Northglenn. Visit our Rebates & Incentives page and contact one of our friendly, knowledgeable comfort specialists for current information and expert assistance obtaining the greatest savings with your investment.
Northglenn’s Premier Heat Pump Team
At Save Home Heat Company, we expertly serve homeowners with the benefit of our more than three decades of experience installing ductless and central heat pumps. We’re happy to answer any questions you may have about having a heat pump installed in your home in Northglenn, and our entire team is dedicated to providing you with a hassle-free, low-impact installation experience. If you’d like to learn more and receive a free, low-pressure, no-obligation heat pump installation quote, please contact us 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