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November 20, 2019
The Salisbury, Massachusetts, area is no stranger to harsh winters, with snow often falling five months out of the year and temperatures at times dipping below zero. We often get questions from concerned homeowners who want to keep their homes warm in the winter but are tired of paying the rising prices of oil or natural gas to do the job.
If you’re looking to cut heating costs without having to rely on heaps of blankets to stay warm this winter, we recommend installing one or more Mitsubishi Electric ductless mini-splits inside your home.
Mini-Splits Provide Heat in Addition to Cooling
You may already be familiar with ductless mini-splits, also known as mini-split heat pumps. Many homeowners refer to them as “split air conditioners” or “mini split AC units.” While these terms do highlight the targeted cooling benefits that mini-split heat pumps offer, they leave out one very important fact: mini-splits also provide heat in the winter!
Unlike more traditional HVAC systems, mini-split systems provide both cooling and heating. This is because they are designed to move heat from one place to another. In the summer, mini-splits move excess heat outdoors, while in the winter they move low-temperature heat indoors (even when the outside temperature is down to -13º).
How Mini-Splits Reduce Heating Costs
Because mini-splits use just a small amount of electricity to move heat, they are extremely energy efficient. Mini-splits by Mitsubishi Electric are especially efficient, proven to save 30% to 40% more energy than conventional forced air systems. That’s less energy you’re using to heat your home!
While forced air systems can lose up to 30% of their energy to leaks in ductwork, mini-split systems eliminate the need for ductwork. These systems use an outdoor unit and one or more units installed indoors to deliver air directly to specific rooms and areas.
Mitsubishi Electric mini-split systems can be designed to provide “zoned” heating and cooling, with up to eight indoor air handlers attached to one outdoor unit. With the ability to control each indoor air handler separately, you can heat only those areas of your home that truly need it, conserving even more energy.
Start Cutting Heating Costs with Kearney HVAC
Do you have an older heating system and wish you could add air conditioning to your home as well? Perhaps you simply want to target a room that is notoriously hard to heat and cool. Whatever you situation, Mitsubishi Electric mini-splits could be a great option for your home. And because mini-split systems are easy to install, you can start enjoying the energy saving benefits of a mini-split in no time! Our team of experts is here to help you discover what a mini-split system by Mitsubishi Electric can offer your home.