Ductless Heat Pump AC Systems – Houston, Dallas and San Antonio, TX
- Why should I consider a ductless AC and heat pump system?
- Is adding the heating option expensive?
- Does the ductless heating technology save money during Texas winters?
In the past decade, many thousands of homeowners from San Antonio to Dallas Fort Worth and Houston have replaced their noisy, ugly window AC units with super-efficient ductless mini-split air conditioning systems. For cooling a single room or an entire home, they’ve become more and more popular every year due to their quiet operation and money-saving efficient operation. Many Texas property owners, though, don’t realize that they could save even more over time by choosing a heat pump version of the ductless system they buy. By using the same system that keeps their home cool in the summer to supply heat during almost the entire winter, the savings can be dramatic. You can choose from a wide range of affordable reliable equipment made by a dozen of manufacturers. Most AC companies sell and install this new equipment and can advise you on the energy savings over time.
Ductless Systems Work Best in Homes that Benefit Most from Heat Pumps
In Texas, most mini-split air conditioning systems are installed in homes that don’t have air ducts or central heating. In fact, most homes that replace window AC units with ductless AC use electric wall or strip heaters to stay warm during cold periods. Heat pump versions of the same ductless systems can take over the heating chores over 80% of the time, since they provide effective heating when outside temperatures fall to as low as 30 degrees, or even colder with some models. This new home-heating technology uses as little as 1/3 of the electricity used with traditional electric heat, so the savings can be amazing. The savings can be up to 2/3 on their electric bills all year for both cooling and heating.
The Initial Cost of Choosing Ductless Heat Pumps Is Surprisingly Low
Since heat pumps provide heat by reversing the same refrigeration cycle used for traditional air conditioners, they are almost identical in appearance and design. An electrical reversing valve and some digital control features are the only real difference between the two versions. So, choosing a heat pump model instead of an AC-only model doesn’t make a huge difference in the initial cost. The additional cost varies from model to model, but it’s very affordable. The money-saving potential, however, is great. Any time the heat pump is keeping your house warm, you’re saving as much as 2/3 over the cost of using traditional electric heating. You’ll pay back the additional cost very quickly, but keep getting savings for years to come.
A Ductless Heat Pump Can Heat and Cool One Room or Your Entire Home
Mini-split technology is extremely versatile. You can choose models designed to cool and heat a single zone or up to 8 separate zones or rooms in your home, from all manufacturers, including Mitsubishi, Daikin, Fujitsu, Lennox, Carrier, Haier, Toshiba and LG. You control the temperature in each zone separately, using small, hand-held remote units. The systems operate almost silently, and the unobtrusive indoor units fit into any decorating scheme. Add that flexibility to the energy bill savings available by choosing a ductless heat pump and it’s easy to see the benefits. A representative from any residential AC contractor in our listings can show you every available option, help you compare costs and calculate your potential savings. Why not enjoy better comfort and save on energy bills?
All Ductless AC Manufacturers Offer Heat Pump Versions for Most Models
The fast-growing popularity of ductless heat pump technology has motivated all HVAC manufacturers to add heat pump capabilities to almost every model they offer. This technology is especially popular in Texas, where moderate winter temperatures let homeowners save dramatically on their energy bills. More and more homeowners in Houston, Dallas Fort Worth and San Antonio are choosing this new technology and AC companies in these areas are happy to offer their customers those big savings. When you have a consultation with any HVAC contractor, you’ll get valuable information on heat pumps and comparative price quotes for both types of ductless equipment.
Smart Texas Homeowners Are Saving with Ductless Heat Pumps
There are hundreds of heating and air conditioning companies that sell, install and service mini-split heat pumps in all areas of Texas, from La Porte, Pearland and Seabrook to Pleak, Simonton and Sugar Land in the Houston metro, from Timberwood Park, Alamo Heights and Geronimo to Somerset, Seguin and Rio Medina in the San Antonio metro, and from Arlington, Quinlan and Alvarado to Balch Springs, Seagoville and Talty in the Dallas Ft. Worth metro.
At a reasonable cost, you can upgrade to a mini-split heat pump to get outstanding cooling comfort, plus money saving heating during the mild winters in Texas. Some of the most popular brands include Fujitsu, Daikin, Carrier Toshiba, Mitsubishi and Samsung. When you contact one of the outstanding contractors from our directory to discuss your home-cooling needs, ask about this new technology and its money-saving benefit. Look at the calculations to see how much you can save on your heating bills over the lifetime of your new system. If you’re like most savvy homeowners, you’ll opt for this upgrade. The numbers tell the story. You’ll enjoy efficient, quiet home comfort while keeping your energy bills under control.