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September 10, 2020
When the summer gets going in the Sacramento Valley area and the sun starts beating down on your house, you need relief! If you’ve been cranking the AC to combat the heat and it’s draining your bank account, you’re probably looking for other options to stay cool.
Luckily, there is another option. Mini-split heat pumps from Greiner Heating & Air Conditioning can keep your home cool all summer long at a fraction of the cost. Here’s how they work, and how you can upgrade your home.
How Does a Mini-Split Work?
Mini-splits actually work similar to air conditioners or refrigerators—they absorb heat from one location and transfer it to another through a line filled with refrigerant. When you’re using a mini-split for cooling, your unit takes heat from your indoor air and sends it outside, reducing the temperature in your home.
Ductless heat pumps, also known as ductless mini-splits, have two main components: an outdoor compressor and at least one indoor air handler, which is installed directly in the room or area of your home that you’re trying to keep cool.
Mini-splits, unlike other kinds of heat pumps, don’t require central ductwork to operate, giving you more flexibility in how you set up your ductless heat pump installation. Installing air handlers in strategic, targeted locations throughout your house will let you benefit from whole home comfort, as well as energy savings.
The Benefits of Mini-Split Installation
Mini-split technology can be more efficient than central air conditioning or traditional heating systems. In fact, mini-splits create several times as much energy as they require to operate (even the most energy efficient furnace can only get close to 100% efficiency). With mini-splits, you’ll save money on your energy bills without sacrificing your comfort.
No Ductwork Required
If you rely on ductwork to deliver conditioned air to the different areas of your home, then your home comfort can really only be as good as your ducts. If you have leaks or a poor ductwork design (many homes do), then you’ll be wasting energy and there will be certain areas of your home that will never be as comfortable as the rest of the house.
Since mini-splits don’t require ducts, you’ll eliminate waste due to duct leakage, and you’ll be able to customize exactly where your mini-splits are installed in your home for maximum comfort—even in rooms that don’t have any vents or duct access at all.
Heating and Cooling Settings
Easily one of the greatest benefits of mini-splits is that they have both heating and cooling settings, meaning you can use your mini-split to keep your home cool in the summer, and then when it starts to get cool in the winter, you just flip a switch to reverse the process: Heat will be absorbed from outdoor air and brought inside to keep you warm. Even cold air contains some heat, and your mini-splits are adept at using it to make your home comfortable.
Trust Your Home to the Best in Mini-Split and Air Conditioner Service
Greiner Heating and Cooling has been helping local families in Yolo & Solano Counties stay comfortable and keep heating and cooling bills in check for over 25 years, and we have a variety of different energy efficient solutions for your home. Are you sick of monthly energy bills that are too high? Give our team of professionals a call—from cutting edge HVAC to home performance and insulation solutions and even an upgrade to free renewable solar energy, you’ll be glad you talked to Greiner.