Save on Energy Bills in Albany with a Ductless Mini-Split System
Mini-split systems are ideal for Albany homes heated by ductless systems—hot water, electric heat or radiant panels. They’re also a good alternative to heat and cool homes without capacity for ductwork, additions, garages and more.
The system—an outdoor unit and a nearly noiseless, wall-mounted indoor unit—is often known as a mini-split heat pump. Heat pump systems have been used in southern locations for decades to add comfort to homes.
However, mini-splits are more energy efficient because they are zoned systems. This means you can set the heating or cooling in single areas.
When compared to regular electric heating systems, the EPA determined ENERGY STAR®-rated models can decrease your heating bills 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 lower your cooling expenses by 30 percent, compared to regular air conditioning. The system is able to conserve energy because it uses compressors and fans to adjust 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.