Upgrade to a ductless heat pump
An efficient ductless mini-split heat pump is an effective way to heat and cool your home. Mini-split heat pumps can cool or heat several rooms at different preferred temperatures without having ducts installed. Since these systems do not rely on leak-prone ducts, much less energy is lost during distribution.
Things to think about:
Make sure you purchase the most efficient ductless heat pump to maximize your energy savings. Replacing your heating and cooling system with an ENERGY STAR®
certified ductless system could cut your heating costs by 50% and your cooling costs by 30%. Visit www.energystar.gov
Good to know:
- Be sure to look at Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) and Heating Seasonal Performance Factor (HSPF) ratings when comparing different systems—the higher the SEER and HSPF, the better.
- Unlike older models, newer units maintain their ability to effectively heat space even when it's very cold outside.
- An experienced local contractor will be able to recommend models. For tips on how to choose a contractor, visit www.energystar.gov.