Boone Ductless Heat Pumps Offer Significant Cost Savings

The mini-split ductless heat pump system technology brings energy efficiency and precise temperature control to homes in Boone. Ductless heat pumps can offer significant long-term savings compared to conventional heating options. A ductless heat pump will provide significant energy savings over traditional heating systems and it has a lower cost to install, without the ductwork labor that is typically involved in heating system installations. Mountaineer Heating and Cooling has seen an increase in ductless heat pump installations over the past few years, as homeowners are focusing on becoming more energy efficient in their homes.

Ductless heat pump systems use modern technology for greater efficiency

How do energy savings increase with the use of a ductless heat pump? states that modern technology is noted as being a key factor in the better cost savings:

Modern technology – Ductless systems have special motors, fans and controls that minimize the system’s electricity use. The compressors and interior fans, for example, can ramp up or down depending on the immediate heating and cooling needs, thus saving dollars and maintaining more consistent and comfortable temperatures than traditional heat pumps. Special components also make ductless heat pumps able to operate in much colder temperatures than traditional heat pump systems. Though efficiency decreases as the outdoor temperatures drop, systems will still keep homes affordably warm.”

Ductless systems are very efficient: using 25 to 50 percent less energy than baseboard heat and ducted heat pumps. Complex and sophisticated technology is used in ductless systems so they can provide cost savings and respond immediately to temperature needs in the home.

A ductless system is more efficient because air does not travel through ducts

With a duct system, the HVAC system needs to work harder to send the air through the ductwork to reach the designated rooms. With a ductless heat pump, you will experience up to 30% energy savings since the ducts are not needed to distribute the air:

The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that ducts can account for up to 30 percent of heating and cooling loss. So for every dollar you spend on a ducted heating and cooling system, 33 cents of that dollar is possibly spent unintentionally heating and cooling your basement, crawl space or attic.”

Leaks, dirt build-up and other blockages and other obstructions can also keep the air from circulating efficiently in the ductwork of traditional heating and cooling systems.

Sophisticated air handlers create comfortable indoor air

Tired of waiting for a long time for your house to warm up? The air handling units of the ductless systems are efficient because they provide immediate heated and cooled air:

A compressor sits outside the house, while inside the house there are one or more air-handling units, called “heads,” that are mounted high on a wall or ceiling and are connected to the outdoor compressor by two refrigerant lines. Each indoor head is located in a heating and cooling zone—like a living space or bedroom—that can be controlled separately with a dedicated thermostat. When in use, the heads produce a whisper-like purr as a fan blows heated or cooled air into the space.”

Ductless systems have unique motors, fans and controls that minimize the system’s electricity use therefore saving you money and sustaining more consistent and comfortable temperatures than traditional heat pumps. In Boone, a ductless heat pump is a cost effective way to heat your home. Mountaineer Heating and Cooling installs these efficient systems with expert knowledge and service. To learn more about ductless heat pumps, please contact us at 828-266-0098.

(Source: Ductless Heat Pumps: A Recent and Efficient Technology,, February 2015)