Posts Tagged ‘Ductless Heat Pump Services’

Don’t Forget to Have Your Ductless Split Heat Pump Tuned-Up

Monday, March 7th, 2016

This has been another fairly mild winter for this part of the country, but any Vermonter can tell you that March does not mean warm weather. We’ve got a good bit of cold ahead of us, and you are no doubt still running your ductless split heat pump in Springfield, VT quite regularly. Just remember that, when the warmer weather does finally start to settle in, you cannot simply switch your system over to its cooling mode and hope for the best. Your ductless mini split system has been working hard to help you to heat your home efficiently throughout the winter season, and a tune-up is in order before you put it back to work for the cooling season. (more…)

Why Consider a Ductless Heat Pump?

Friday, March 20th, 2015

The range of our temperatures in Southern Vermont can be huge: we can see summer temperatures over 80 degrees and winter temperatures of -20. It may seem impossible to find one system to handle this range of temperatures, but there is one: a heat pump. Heat pump systems can deliver air through either ducted or ductless systems, and today we’re going to talk about how a ductless heat pump system can work in your Southern Vermont home.

The Components

A heat pumps system has an outdoor unit that contains the compressor, condenser and heat pump technology, and indoor blowers that deliver the air. Each indoor blower contains a fan, a set of coils and an air filter. The blowers are about 3 feet long and can mount flush against walls or hang from ceilings. Each blower connects to the outdoor unit via a conduit drilled into an exterior wall. The conduit contains a refrigerant line, a power cord and a condensate drain pipe. A single outdoor unit can support up to 4 indoor blowers.

The Benefits of a Ductless System

One of the first benefits a ductless heat pump system offers is that it will both heat and cool your home, and it isn’t necessary to have any kind of ductwork. A second great benefit is that heat pumps do not use any kind of fossil fuel; they only use a small amount of electricity – imagine heating your Vermont home without a single oil or gas bill all winter long! This makes heat pumps very energy efficient. A third benefit is the longevity: heat pumps last an average of 20-25 years versus traditional heating systems, which last 15-20 years. Lastly, the heating and cooling heat pumps provide is very comfortable. Why? Heat pumps blow gently on a low-volume, continuous basis, so the heating and cooling feels more gentle.

Heat pumps should only be installed by experts, so if you think a heat pump may be a good choice for you Southern Vermont home, contact HB Energy Solutions today!