Save on Energy Bills in London with a Ductless Mini-Split System
Mini-split systems are ideal for London homes heated by ductless systems—hot water, electric heat or radiant panels. They’re also a good alternative to heat and cool homes without capacity 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 condition homes.
However, mini-splits are more energy efficient because they are zoned systems. This means you can set the heating or cooling in individual areas.
In contrast to regular electric heating systems, the EPA found ENERGY STAR®-rated models can lower your heating costs by up to 50 percent. This is due to the fact that mini-splits transfer heat instead of making it.
A mini-split system could also reduce your cooling costs by 30 percent, as opposed to conventional air conditioning. The system is able to limit energy use because it uses compressors and fans to regulate 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.