Sage installs Mitsubishi ductless heat pump systems. Ductless heating and cooling technology offers the following advantages:
With energy costs rising, it’s important to use an efficient heating source. Ductless systems operate on less power—they are smaller than traditional forced-air systems, and because the temperature-controlled air is delivered directly into a room, there is no loss in efficiency.
In addition to saving money on utility bills, homeowners may also be eligible for installation rebates. OPALCO members that currently heat their homes with electric heat qualify for a rebate. For homeowners that want an additional rebate opportunity, they can leverage the benefits of a home energy assessments with the Community Energy Challenge, an Opportunity Council organization that offers energy efficiency rebates.
Improve Indoor Air Quality
Ductless heating systems use a sophisticated multi-part filter system to reduce odors, allergens, viruses and bacteria from the air as it circulates within a room. The hybrid filter absorbs odor-causing gases, while the blue-enzyme, anti-allergen filters on select models reduces germs, bacteria, and viruses, and helps trap dust, pollen, mites and other particles that plague allergy sufferers. With regular cleaning, the filters can last up to 10 years, and are easy to clean and maintain.
Unlike traditional ducted systems, ductless heating systems give you the ability to precisely control temperature in individual rooms, allowing you to avoid the energy waste of heating rooms you’re not using. Smart control thermostats set the temperature at your desired level and timing. The system’s advanced INVERTER-driven compressor technology allows you to achieve consistent temperatures while saving energy. The compressor speed is controlled to maximize efficiency, changing speeds according to the cooling and heating needs of your room(s). Like a car’s cruise control, the system varies the compressor speed, which reduces power consumption for energy savings. This is different from conventional systems which constantly start and stop, wasting energy.
Additionally, the outdoor and indoor units operate quietly. The indoor units can operate as low as 19dB(A)—that’s quieter than a human whisper.
Reduce Carbon Footprint
The small size of a ductless cooling system and its zoning capabilities allows for greater energy efficiency. Ductless cooling and heating systems follow ENERGY STAR guidelines, which means they are far more energy efficient than the minimum standards set forth by the U.S. federal government. Improved efficiency saves money, of course, but it also helps reduce your total carbon output.
Additionally, ductless systems take advantage of advances in chemistry to reduce effects on the environment. Ductless systems use a refrigerant called R410A, which is known for its zero ozone depletion potential. This means the system will have less impact on the environment throughout its lifecycle.