Upgrade your home heating system with the ductless heat pump, whether you own a modular home or a traditional stick-built home. This investment could cut your home heating costs in half. Dirigo Custom Structures of Bath, Maine is installing the Fujitsu, Halcyon mini split heating/air conditioning system into their new modular homes. This is a ductless heat pump and can be installed in less than a day.
Unlike the traditional combustion home heating system, ductless heat pumps don’t burn anything, making it better for the environment. Heat is moved from one place to another using the same technology as air conditioning and refrigeration. In the winter heat is brought into the home from outside. This system works in temperatures as low as 0 degrees. In the summer the heat pump moves the hot air outside. The ductless heat pump works with 2 components: 1 – An outdoor unit extracts heat from the outdoor air. Refrigerant is used to absorb the heat and then move it inside. 2 – An indoor unit releases heat indoors as it recirculates the room air. In the summer the process is reversed to cool your home. There will be some days in Maine when the temperatures drop below 0 and a backup source is needed. Home heating costs will still be significantly less, up to 50% less than oil, or propane.
Install a Ductless Heat Pump and $ave
Efficiency Maine is now offering $500 rebates through the Home Energy Savings Program on the installation of a ductless heat pump such as the Fujitsu Halcyon mini split. Visit efficiencymaine.com to utilize their Cost of Heating Comparison Calculator. On average a heat pump installed for $3500 will pay for itself in 5 years.
Mini Split Advantages
Because there are no ducts, Halcyon systems lose less than 5% cooling vs. up to 40% for traditional forced-air systems.
Individual zoning allows you to heat or cool the areas you want, and not the areas that are unoccupied.
The ductless heat pump is quieter than a refrigerator.
Copper tubing running through a small 3 to 4-inch opening in the wall or ceiling easily connects the indoor and outdoor units. Refrigerant is cycled through the lines from the outdoor condensing unit to the indoor unit, where the air is quietly distributed to the interior space.
Year Round Whole Home Comfort
Fujitsu’s Halcyon mini split ductless heat pump system provides home owners just the right amount of heating and cooling needed. Save energy and money while making your home more comfortable.
As a home specialist in Maine, Dirigo is happy to answer any questions you may have regarding this efficient home heating option. Call us at (207) 442-7001 or send us an email!