Save on Energy Bills in Houston with a Ductless Mini-Split System
Mini-split systems are ideal for Houston homes heated by ductless systems—hot water, electric heat or radiant panels. They’re also a good alternative to heat and cool homes without space for ductwork, additions, garages and more.
The system—an outdoor unit and a nearly silent, wall-mounted indoor unit—is often called a mini-split heat pump. Heat pump systems have been used in southern locations for decades to heat and cool homes.
However, mini-splits are more energy efficient because they are zoned systems. This means you can set the heating or cooling in individual areas.
When compared to regular electric heating systems, the EPA determined ENERGY STAR®-rated models can lower your heating expenses by up to 50 percent. This is due to the fact that mini-splits transfer heat instead of creating it.
A mini-split system could also lower your cooling expenses by 30 percent, as opposed to regular air conditioning. The system is able to limit energy use because it uses compressors and fans to calibrate 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.