Save on Energy Bills in Edmonton with a Ductless Mini-Split System
Mini-split systems are great for Edmonton homes heated by ductless systems—hot water, electric heat or radiant panels. They’re also a good approach to heat and cool homes without room for ductwork, additions, garages and more.
The system—an outdoor unit and a nearly silent, wall-mounted indoor unit—is often referred to as a mini-split heat pump. Heat pump systems have been used in southern areas for decades to add comfort to homes.
However, mini-splits are more energy efficient because they are zoned systems. This means you can adjust the heating or cooling in individual areas.
In comparison with traditional electric heating systems, the EPA found 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 decrease your cooling costs by 30 percent, compared to traditional air conditioning. The system is able to save on 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.