Save on Energy Bills in Calgary with a Ductless Mini-Split System
Mini-split systems work well for Calgary homes heated by ductless systems—hot water, electric heat or radiant panels. They’re also a good approach 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 climates for decades to heat and cool homes.
However, mini-splits are more energy efficient because they are zoned systems. This means you can set the heating or cooling in one area.
When compared to traditional electric heating systems, the EPA found ENERGY STAR®-rated models can decrease 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 costs by 30 percent, in contrast to regular air conditioning. The system is able to limit energy use 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.