Over 30 Years of Central & Mini-Split Heat Pumps in Superior
A highly effective and efficient way to achieve both whole-home or specific area heating and air conditioning, heat pumps continue to gain popularity with our customers in Superior, CO and surrounding communities. Our comfort team at Save Home Heat Company installs both central and ductless mini-split heat pumps, and we can help you determine if a heat pump system is the right fit for your home and your comfort needs.
What Are Heat Pumps?
An air-source heat pump operates in the exact same fashion as a conventional air conditioner, providing reliable cooling to counter summer’s heat. But here’s the bonus: During the heating season, a heat pump reverses its operation, also providing heating to the home, making these products a year-round heating and cooling solution. Heat pumps are powered by electricity and don’t rely on any fossil fuels such as natural gas or propane to heat your home, so they offer a ‘greener’ heating alternative to gas-burning products like furnaces. Heat pumps have been growing steadily in popularity with homeowners in the Superior area for a variety of reasons, and we recommend that our customers learn more about these them as viable options for a variety of heating and cooling applications in their homes.
Central heat pumps in our area are normally installed in tandem with a central forced air gas furnace in what is referred to as a ‘dual fuel heating system,’ providing a number of valuable benefits. When installing new or replacing an existing central air conditioner, a central heat pump is a great alternative to a conventional central air conditioner, and well worth considering for your Superior home.
A ductless mini-split heat pump, also known as a mini-split heat pump, operates independently of a centrally ducted or any other existing system. Ductless mini-split heat pumps provide efficient, effective, unobtrusive heating and cooling for specific areas and rooms in your home. Often used to supplement primary systems that don’t quite do the job in certain rooms, ductless heat pumps always impress our customers with their performance. Mini-split heat pumps are also employed in fully zoned, whole-home systems.
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Ductless Mini-Split Heat Pumps in Superior
Stylish, sleek, remarkably quiet and efficient, ductless heat pumps are a highly effective means for independently heating and cooling specific rooms and areas, or for replacing an efficient, uncomfortable, older system serving an entire home. Ductless mini-split heat pumps rate very high in customer satisfaction, and unlike central units, some ductless models are a reliable source of heat even when outdoor temperatures reach as low as -10 degrees!
Benefits of Mini-Split Heat Pumps in Superior:
- 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 and Indoor Blower Unit Variety
A multi-zone system is a ductless system that can power more than one indoor blower unit from a single outdoor condensing unit, keeping the outdoor footprint and sound levels very compact and well contained. Certain multi-zone systems can power up to six indoor blowers. The indoor blower units are available in a variety of styles to meet different space, style, and design needs. The wall-mounted indoor units are the most popular with our customers, and other options include ceiling-cassettes, modest duct-able units that can be hidden from view, 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.
Ductless Mini-Split Heat Pumps For The Entire Home!
As regional utilities serving Superior and the surrounding Denver-Boulder metro area continue the movement towards increasingly using renewable energy sources such as wind and solar for electrical generation, many homeowners are joining this effort on the local level and looking for ways to reduce their homes’ carbon footprints. One way to accomplish this is to convert an aging, inefficient, gas or electric heating system over to ductless heat pumps for the entire home. Advanced heat pump technology combined with the benefits of zoning capability make a whole-home mini-split heat pump system a great ‘greener’ option for homeowners who want to significantly increase comfort and efficiency in their homes.
Mitsubishi ENERGY STAR-Recognized Ductless Systems
Our team at Save Home Heat Company has been a top-rated Mitsubishi Diamond Contractor for many years, and we continue to use Mitsubishi ductless mini-split heat pumps and air conditioners as our preferred product line. A global leader in ductless heating and cooling, Mitsubishi has earned recognition by the EPA for their systems meeting high standards for performance, efficiency, and functionality. The popular M- and P-Series systems by Mitsubishi earned ENERGY STAR 2017 Most Efficient recognition, only awarded to manufacturers whose systems meet or exceed all EPA requirements for efficiency. In addition, several Mitsubishi ductless system also carry the even more demanding ENERGY STAR Most Efficient 2020 label.
Central Heat Pumps in Superior
In homes where the existing furnace and ducting system do a sufficient job distributing treated air, a central heat pump is an alternative to a conventional air conditioner that you may want to consider.
A central heat pump will provide you with the same reliable air conditioning you’d expect from a conventional central AC system, but when the weather turns cold, it literally reverses its operation over to heating. In our area, where central heat pumps cannot normally handle a home’s full heating needs, the heat pump works in conjunction with the furnace in what’s known as a ‘dual fuel heating system,’ with a variety of benefits afforded by this arrangement.
Central Dual Fuel Heating Systems
Installed in tandem with an existing or new gas furnace in a dual fuel heating system (electricity ‘fueling’ the heat pump, and gas for the furnace), the central heat pump is the first line of defense against the cold, often taking care of all or most of the heating demand during relatively mild heating conditions. When heat demand exceeds the capability of the heat pump, the work is then automatically and seamlessly handed off to the furnace to complete the job. The several benefits of employing a central heat pump with a gas furnace in a dual fuel system include reduced wear on the furnace and reduced carbon footprint.
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
Our team at Save Home Heat Company feels that the ideal dual fuel central heating and air conditioning system is the combination of a variable-output furnace with a variable-output heat pump. Other enhanced performance heat pump options include high efficiency two-stage heat pumps and single-stage systems.
When considering having a variable-output or two-stage system installed in your home, for the best results, we highly recommend having your current system evaluated by an expert who is very experienced with this type of equipment. Our team has over 30 years of experience installing and servicing high efficiency furnaces, heat pumps, and air conditioners. You can be confident turning to our experts to help you make a decision that is best for your home.
Heat Pump Rebates in Superior!
Certain high efficiency mini-split and central heat pumps may qualify for manufacturer and utility company rebates in Superior! We invite you to visit our Rebates &Incentives page or contact our experienced team for current information in your area. We’re glad to help you obtain the greatest savings when making this important investment in your home.
An Exceptional Heat Pump Team in Superior
With over three decades of experience installing central and ductless heat pumps in Superior and the surrounding areas, you can depend on our team to handle your heat pump installation with ease and no stress. Whether it’s our low-pressure recommendations or our professional heat pump installation service, you can expect a hassle-free experience from start to finish from our entire team. To receive more information and to schedule a free, no obligation installation quote, please contact us 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