Mini Split Heat Pumps
Ductless mini split heat pumps are great systems to improve your homes heating and cooling needs. Mini splits are energy efficient and virtually silent systems that require no duct work upon installation. Also known as ductless heat pumps, mini splits were invented to be small and distribute both heating and cooling in residential and commercial buildings. The term “split” in our industry stands for an indoor and outdoor unit, thus, mini split refers to a small split unit installed on the outside and the inside of your home.
Bend Heating has been installing and maintaining mini split systems for years in Bend, Oregon. We are the first Certified Master Installer in Central Oregon of mini split heat pump systems. We primarily recommend three types of brands: Mitsubishi, Carrier and Daikin.
Mitsubishi Mini Split
This Japanese manufacturer is an industry leading brand that manufactures high end mini split heat pumps. Mitsubishi “Hyper Heat” mini splits will produce heat all the way down to -18 degrees Fahrenheit. The Hyper Heat is Mitsubishi’s ‘cold climate rated system’ and what makes these systems standout from other brands is their Hyper Heating technology. In cold climate systems, the hyper heat does things that no other mini split can do. For example, when it gets down into the single digits, it’s already storing BTU’s in the secondary SREA. When the temperature drops radically and quickly, its able to call on that extra energy storage and begin cycling. Which allows the mini split to distribute that heat quickly.
Mitsubishi Hyper Heat ‘FH’ head has dual vanes unlike any other mini split system. Dual vanes have two electronic eyes that have the ability to set directionally where you want your heating and cooling to blow. For example, one part of the vane blows down the hallway and the other vein blows towards your living room.
Carrier Mini Split Heat Pump
Carrier has made remarkable mini split systems in a short period of time. Their systems will produce heat all the way down to -22 degrees Fahrenheit. And will provide an 80% heat capacity BTU output at -13 degrees.
The technology that makes mini splits energy efficient is called inverter. Inverter technology is a lot like a vehicle driving down a freeway on cruise control where it’s using little fuel to get the job done. Compared to a vehicle driving up a hill or a light switch turning off and on all the time to maintain temperature. Carrier and Mitsubishi systems both use inverter technology.
Ductless Mini Split Cost
Ductless mini split cost depends on the type of unit you choose. It also depends on what system is best for your home. Here’s a basic price breakdown of what homeowners can expect:
- Single zone systems average 4-5k
- Multi zone systems average 6-8k
- Whole home systems average 12k-20k
Single zone systems are great for single rooms, small homes and condos. An outdoor unit and indoor unit comes with a single zone system.
Multi zones systems includes cost savings and customized controls. Expect one outdoor unit and multiple indoor units. Multi zone systems are great for several rooms, condos and homes.
5 Advantages Mini Split Heat Pumps
Mini split heat pumps come with several advantages. Mini split systems have 5 advantages to improve your homes heating:
- Improved heating efficiency
- Highly effective
- Includes air conditioning
- Ability to customize
- Improve comfortability in home
Looking To Go Ductless?
Bend Heating can help you go ductless. We are ductless experts that can help you make the right decision. Because we hold the highest level of certifications, why would you trust anyone else? Contact us today for a free ductless mini split estimate.