As much as half of the energy used in your home goes to heating & cooling. So making smart decisions about your home or business’s heating & air conditioning system can have a big effect on your utility bills – and your comfort. If your average annual utilities are $4,200.00, a Fujitsu or Mitsubishi mini split ductless air conditioning & heat pump unit can save you $1050.00 annually or $10,500.00 in 10 years.
How does a Cape Cod ductless air conditioning system work? Like your refrigerator, heat pumps use electricity to pump refrigerant & transfer heat from one space to another. When we transfer heat from within our home to the outdoors, we call it “air conditioning”. Conversely, when we transfer heat from the outdoors to within the home, we call it “heat pump”. Because refrigerant is naturally much colder than outdoor temperatures even on a very cold day, it actually absorbs heat from outdoors, and transfers the heat it absorbed outside to within your home. The refrigerant’s physical properties do this naturally. What you pay for is the electricity to pump refrigerant via copper tubing from outdoors to indoors. Because we move the heat rather than create it, we can deliver up to 4 times the heat for the energy we consume!
Ductless air conditioning units will save you 25% on your utility bills. Mini splits as ductless AC is often referred to offer flexibility because they can be suspended from a ceiling, mounted flush behind a drop ceiling, hung on a wall or on a floor standing. Split ac and heating units also are great for new additions and a single room. Ductless air conditioning units & heat pumps allow for a peaceful inside environment by enabling the contractor to install components like compressors and motors outdoors.
The unit’s built in inverter controls the speed of the compressor. The inverter power module uses electrical components to switch and chop created DC to make simulated AC at the required frequency and voltage that drives the compressor. Compared to the common on/off controlled compressor, the inverter driven compressor runs at the proper revolution to provide the required capacity. This makes the ductless split air conditioning unit more efficient and effective in heating and cooling.
When maximum capacity isn’t needed, compressor revolution and power decreases, increasing systems efficiency. This “soft start” reduces the instantaneous peak demand associated with AC equipment starts. The compressor starts at a minimum speed, avoiding the high rush of current associated with standard compressors. Mini split or ductless air conditioning units have little-to-no ducting. Central air duct losses can easily account for more than 30% of energy consumption, especially if the ducts are not sealed tight or in an unconditioned space such as an attic or crawlspace.
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