Save on Energy Bills in Richmond with a Ductless Mini-Split System
Mini-split systems work well for Richmond homes heated by ductless systems—hot water, electric heat or radiant panels. They’re also a good approach to heat and cool homes without space for ductwork, additions, garages and more.
The system—an outdoor unit and a nearly noiseless, wall-mounted indoor unit—is often referred to as a mini-split heat pump. Heat pump systems have been used in southern climates for decades to add comfort to homes.
However, mini-splits are more energy efficient because they are zoned systems. This means you can adjust the heating or cooling in single areas.
When compared to traditional electric heating systems, the EPA confirmed ENERGY STAR®-rated models can cut your heating expenses by up to 50 percent. This is due to the fact that mini-splits transfer heat instead of generating it.
A mini-split system could also decrease your cooling bill by 30 percent, compared to regular air conditioning. The system is able to conserve energy because it uses compressors and fans to regulate cooling speeds.
Because there are no ducts on split systems, you won’t have the energy loss involved with ducted systems like central air or heating.