Save on Energy Bills in Canada with a Ductless Mini-Split System
Mini-split systems are ideal for Canada homes heated by ductless systems—hot water, electric heat or radiant panels. They’re also a good way to heat and cool homes without space for ductwork, additions, garages and more.
The system—an outdoor unit and a nearly noiseless, wall-mounted indoor unit—is often called a mini-split heat pump. Heat pump systems have been used in southern climates for decades to condition homes.
However, mini-splits are more energy efficient because they are zoned systems. This means you can change the heating or cooling in single areas.
In comparison with conventional electric heating systems, the EPA found ENERGY STAR®-rated models can decrease your heating bills by up to 50 percent. This is due to the fact that mini-splits transfer heat instead of generating it.
A mini-split system could also lower your cooling costs by 30 percent, as opposed to regular air conditioning. The system is able to conserve energy because it uses compressors and fans to calibrate cooling speeds.
Because there are no ducts on split systems, you won’t have the energy loss associated with ducted systems like central air or heating.