4 Ways to Save Money with a Mini-Split

Whether you are building a new home and looking for a cost saving efficient way to heat and cool your home, or adding on to your current home with the same idea of heating and cooling in a way that will not cost an arm and a leg, you may be asking yourself “what are mini-splits?” An easy way to describe them would be to say that they are a cross between an older window A/C unit and a central air system.

Mini Split Unit in Living Room

Here are some ways that the mini-split heat pump can save you time, money, and even sanity when installed in your home!

1. Save by Installing Separate Units

A mini-split heat pump unit has many benefits. One of these is the ability to install up to eight interior units for each exterior unit. This means that rooms or living spaces can have their own heat and cooling source that is not dependent on the rest of the house.

Installing one huge HVAC unit with the intent of heating an entire home tends to leave hot rooms, cold corners, and a furnace or A/C unit that must be run much too often simply to cover those areas that are never quite a comfortable temperature. Mini-splits are a great way to get supplemental heat, so you can stay warm without wasting money to heat or cool unused rooms.
 … Read More

Supplemental Heating: The Easiest Way to Cut Energy Costs in the Fall & Winter

Spot Heating

As the mercury starts to drop, most homeowners will see their energy costs start to go up. In attempt to stay warm, most homeowners will simply crank up the heater, but unfortunately, that’s one of the least efficient ways to stay warm. Instead of heating up your entire house, why not just keep the area you’re hanging out in warm?

This strategy is called Supplemental Heating, and it’s one that more and more homeowners are starting to turn to. Without a doubt, supplementing the heat in your home is the absolute easiest way to lower your energy bills without sacrificing your overall comfort. There’s a number of ways you can utilize this technique to stay warm. But first, let’s learn how it works.

What is Supplemental Heating?

Supplemental heating is a straightforward strategy more homeowners are turning to as energy prices continue to rise. Instead of raising the internal temperature of your home to a consistent level throughout the entire house, only specific areas are heated while the rest of the house remains cool. The logic behind this is simple. If you are not going to be moving throughout the house, from room to room, on a regular basis there is no reason to keep every room the same temperature. A more economical solution is to only heat the spaces you are currently occupying.

There are a number of benefits to adopting a supplemental heating strategy in your home. Let’s take a closer look at the three most common benefits of this strategy.
 … Read More