Save on Energy Bills in Austin with a Ductless Mini-Split System
Mini-split systems are great for Austin homes heated by ductless systems—hot water, electric heat or radiant panels. They’re also a good approach to heat and cool homes without capacity for ductwork, additions, garages and more.
The system—an outdoor unit and a nearly noiseless, wall-mounted indoor unit—is often known as a mini-split heat pump. Heat pump systems have been used in southern climates for decades to condition homes.
However, mini-splits are more energy efficient because they are zoned systems. This means you can adjust the heating or cooling in one area.
In comparison with traditional electric heating systems, the EPA determined ENERGY STAR®-rated models can cut your heating costs 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 lower your cooling expenses by 30 percent, compared to traditional air conditioning. The system is able to conserve energy because it uses compressors and fans to calibrate 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.