For those looking to stay warm in the winter and cool off during the summer without spending an arm and a leg on energy bills, a mini-split heat pump system is a great option. In fact, many New Englanders have been making the switch every year to enjoy the benefits that come with using this type of system.
A mini-split heat pump differs from traditional electric resistance heating in that it works by transferring heat from one place to another, rather than creating it from scratch. This means that it uses far less energy (and therefore money) than other types of heating systems. What’s more, heat pumps can be used for both cooling and heating purposes: during the winter, they move warm air from outside into your home, while during the summer they move hot air out of your home and replace it with cooler air from outside.
When making decisions about heating your home, one of the most important considerations is how to maximize the efficiency of your system. Electric resistance heat may be cheaper up front, but ultimately, it is much more expensive in the long run due to its poor energy efficiency. On the other hand, a heat pump system is an excellent option for homeowners looking to save money and make their home more comfortable. Here are some of the benefits of using a heat pump system rather than electric resistance heat:
1. Lower Operating Costs – Mini-split heat pumps cost much less to operate than electric resistance heat. A mini-split system utilizes a low amount of electricity to circulate the refrigerant and transfer heat from outside air into the indoors, allowing it to warm up the inside of your home in an economical way. Since electric resistance heat is basically just burning electricity to generate heat, it is much less efficient than a mini-split system. The efficiency of mini-split systems results in lower utility bills since less energy is used overall.
2. Energy Efficiency – Heat pumps are incredibly efficient when it comes to either heating up or cooling down ambient air. Heat pumps do not rely on direct combustion or burning like electric resistances systems so they require much less fuel input while providing greater output. This means that your home will be heated faster and at higher temperatures compared to traditional methods, without having to use as much energy in doing so.
3. Improved Comfort Levels – Mini-splits are extraordinary at maintaining your ideal temperature. Rather than noisily sputtering on or off to drastically change the temperature, mini-splits quietly and reliably maintain the actual temperature you want your home to be. Plus, with a multi-zone heat pump system you can exercise precise temperature control room by room! Meaning all members of your household can have their perfect temperature, and you will no longer have to pay to heat rooms you don’t use!
4. Longer Lifespan – Finally, thanks to their robust build quality and ability to provide efficient conditioning all year round, heat pumps typically last much longer than electric resistance systems: which tend to deteriorate over time due to wear and tear issues resulting from constant switching off and on again. Therefore, in terms of cost savings alone (not taking into account other advantages), investing in a good quality heat pump system initially could prove more cost effective in the long run even if it requires more capital up front compared with an electric resistance heater. All of our mini-splits come with a 12-year manufacturer warranty, so you know your comfort is guaranteed for at least the next decade.
Overall, there are many reasons why it pays off (both economically and comfort wise) for homeowners to choose a professionally installed heat pump solution instead of opting for an electric resistance heater system. From lower operating costs through improved comfort levels right down to longer lifespan guarantees, heat pump systems provide reliable results each time while offering users better long term value – something that no other alternative can match up against!