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Can I Use Mini Splits As My Only Heat Source in the Winter?

Are mini splits right for your next heating upgrade?

We’ll help you find out.


If you live along Massachusetts’ North Shore and have a furnace or boiler — especially one that runs on oil or propane — chances are you’ve wondered if there are more affordable and energy efficient heating options out there. After all, those heating bills seem to climb higher and higher with each coming winter. Surely there is a more cost effective way to stay warm and comfortable when it’s cold out!

At Kearney HVAC, we often recommend Mitsubishi Electric ductless mini splits to local homeowners because these small HVAC units are extremely energy efficient and can help you achieve lower annual heating costs — all while delivering reliable indoor comfort all winter. But are the mini splits by Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating right for your home, and can they really replace your existing heating system?

What Are Ductless Mini Splits?

You may be wondering what ductless mini splits are, and what makes them so energy efficient. Ductless mini splits, also known as ductless heat pumps or mini split heat pumps, are dual-purpose HVAC systems that provide both heating and cooling. This makes them a great option for Massachusetts homes because they provide much-needed heat in the winter, plus air conditioning for those hot summer days.

Unlike a traditional furnace, a mini split system is comprised of two units that are connected via refrigerant lines: an outdoor condenser and one or more indoor air handlers, installed directly in the rooms they condition. To heat your home, the system moves low temperature heat from the outdoors into your home. To cool your home, it does just the opposite, by pulling heat from inside and sending it back out. This is what makes these systems so efficient.

Mini Splits: A Single-Room or Whole-Home Solution

Another benefit to choosing a Mitsubishi Electric mini split system for your indoor comfort needs? These systems are extremely versatile. You might choose to install one indoor air handler in a kitchen that is hard to heat, or you might install multiple air handlers for a complete comfort solution that replaces your existing heating system.

Wherever you choose to install your ductless mini split system, you can expect it to provide benefits like:

  • Energy efficient home heating

  • Lower annual heating costs

  • Efficient cooling in the summer

  • Customizable indoor comfort

  • Straightforward installation

Find the Best Replacement Option for Your Heating System

If you’re considering installing ductless mini splits by Mitsubishi Electric as a replacement for an outdated or inefficient heating system, talk to the team at Kearney HVAC. As your local Mitsubishi Electric Diamond Contractor, we’re uniquely qualified to help homeowners along Massachusetts’ North Shore design and install the right Mitsubishi Electric mini split systems for their homes.

Find out if mini splits are the right replacement option for your heating system! Call 978-388-0845or contact us to schedule a consultation.