Save on Energy Bills in Austin with a Ductless Mini-Split System
Mini-split systems are ideal for Austin homes heated by ductless systems—hot water, electric heat or radiant panels. They’re also a good way to heat and cool homes without space for ductwork, additions, garages and more.
The system—an outdoor unit and a quiet, wall-mounted indoor unit—is often called a mini-split heat pump. Heat pump systems have been used in southern locations for decades to condition homes.
However, mini-splits are more energy efficient because they are zoned systems. This means you can set the heating or cooling in individual areas.
In contrast to conventional electric heating systems, the EPA confirmed ENERGY STAR®-rated models can cut your heating expenses 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 reduce your cooling bill by 30 percent, in contrast to traditional air conditioning. The system is able to limit energy use because it uses compressors and fans to regulate cooling speeds.
Because there are no ducts on split systems, you won’t have the energy loss accompanied with ducted systems like central air or heating.