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Are People in Maine and Massachusetts really smarter than people in Connecticut?

February 22nd, 2018 by
 

They certainly are, with their knowledge of high efficiency Ductless Heat Pumps, by a long run! They know exactly what a Ductless Heat Pump is, how they can benefit from the energy savings and how to achieve total home comfort.

So… how do they know so much? 

Maine and Mass were the northeast states chosen to be the poster child for the high efficiency federal programs. Their utility companies were given huge incentives to educate each and every homeowner about the new Heat Pump energy saving technology. That is why Maine and Mass homes are heated and cooled by more Ductless Heat Pumps than any other state in the USA. Connecticut Utilities are trying to get the word out and they are giving great incentives, but that’s not good enough. I guess… If I want it done right, I have to do it myself.

My job is to educate Connecticut homeowners about the Ductless Heat Pump phenomenon.

What is a Heat Pump? 

A Heat Pump provides both Air Conditioning and Heating in one system.

How???… It is really hard to explain the thermodynamics of it all. It’s all in the refrigerant (Freon) flow from the compressor, through all the tubing, through the coils, blah, blah, blah… see what I mean… Hard to explain!

Come visit our CT Home Comfort Showroom where you can see, touch, feel and discover all the latest technology in ductless heat pumps and mini split systems.

How Much Does It Cost To Heat & Cool Your Home With A Ductless Heat Pump System? 

A Ductless Heat Pump uses “Inverter Technology” to keep your home at a constant, comfortable temperature while saving you the most amount of money possible on your energy bill.

Ductless Heat Pumps keep the inside of your home at a comfortable temperature, whether the outdoor temperature is greater than 100 degrees or even down to -13 degrees.

The cost to run a Ductless Heat pump is about 75% less than straight electric heat, 40% less than Oil or Propane heat, and 25% less than Natural gas heat.

You can still save hundreds of dollars on your annual energy bills when using Ductless in conjunction with any other source of heat.

It does work by electricity BUT… The electricity is used only to run a very high efficient compressor, drawing very little energy. The refrigerant in the system does the rest of the work. Efficiency Ratings are measured in coefficient of performance (COP). A Ductless Heat Pump has an average of 3.0 COP, meaning…300% efficient! No other heating source even comes close. Natural Gas, Oil & LP all have less than a 99% efficiency rating.

Rebates & Incentives 

Many high efficiency Ductless Heat Pumps meet the requirements for the Energize Connecticut rebates. Single Zone rebate…$300 & Multi Zone rebate…$500

If you are having 2 single zone systems installed in your home, you will receive a $600 rebate ($300 x 2) and 2 Multi Zone systems will get you a $1,000 rebate ($500 x 2), only up to two systems per home. There is an additional rebate of $700, if you heat your home with only electric heat and you had a home energy assessment done (HES).

Let the Fights Begin! 

Ductless Heat Pump 

Ductless Heat Pump in the green corner, weighing in at *$1.60, pound for pound against any other fuel. Using its powerful Inverter Technology, it has remained undefeated in the HVAC industry. Light on its feet and quiet as a whisper, you can barely hear it working. The Ductless Heat Pump is a really “Cool” cat as well.

*Compared to a gallon of oil 

vs Electric Heat 

Electric Heat has been defeated over and over again. In the 1960’s, electric heat was at its prime. It was cheap and created a lot of heat. As time went on, the price to pay was very steep and nobody wanted it anymore because they were losing way too much money on that bet .

vs Oil Heating 

Oil in the black sooty corner, weighing in at over $2.50 a gallon.

Stats: Price fluctuations, misfiring and causing puff backs, unexpected breakdowns, gives off a bad smell and running out of oil at the worst time.

vs Propane 

Propane (Nickname “LP”) is like the cousin of oil. It hangs out in the same corner as oil, watching every move it makes. If oil goes up, propane does the same. If oil ducks low, well there you go. Propane always carries that big tank with it and it’s always getting in the way. You never know when it will run out of gas and leave you hanging.

vs Natural Gas 

All “Fracking” aside. Natural gas, like the energizer bunny, keeps on going. Always ready and never runs out of gas. It has a very clean record and doesn’t play dirty. Natural Gas weighs in at a bit more than Ductless Heat Pumps, but that Ductless Heat Pump still packs a punch.

Ductless Heat Pumps consist of one outdoor unit and one or more indoor units. Each room is independently controlled by its own thermostat (Remote Control). You can set the temperature of one room at 72 degrees while setting another room at 60 degrees. You can also use your smartphone to control each unit from anywhere, using wifi and the ductless app.

There are several brands of indoor units (Wall Hung Air Handlers) to choose from, to match the décor of your room(s). There are many ways to design the perfect Ductless HeatPump system for your home. Air, Inc. Home Comfort Showroom, located at 104 Frontage Rd. East Haven, CT, has many working displays.

We even offer a Do-It-Yourself Workshop, with help from us, so we could do the whole installation for you or you can install it yourself and we will start it up for you… It’s your choice.

There are also indoor units that can be hidden away in your attic or basement. Our Comfort advisors will go over all of your options when you set up a No Obligation-Free Estimate with us.
Call to set up yours…
Home Comfort Showroom… 203-691-9131
Main Office… 203-315-0323

DISCOUNT CODE# SAVE300 

Time to Take a Vacation! 

If you’ve been outside of the United States, you have probably seen these Ductless Heat Pumps in hotel rooms and restaurants. They have been using them for many years now. If you know someone who has a Ductless Heat Pump installed in their home, ask them how they like it. The answer will always be… I LOVE IT!

8 Benefits of a Ductless Heat Pump: 

  • Energy Efficient
  • Normally installed in one day
  • Quiet Operation
  • No more heavy window units to install and remove
  • Window A/C’s make it easy for someone to break into your home.
  • More sunlight in your home because you’re not using window units
  • Provides very high efficient Heating, Cooling & Dehumidification
  • Once it is installed, you barely notice them… except better comfort
Ductless Heat Pumps consist of one outdoor unit and one or more indoor units. Each room is independently controlled by its own thermostat (Remote Control). You can set the temperature of one room at 72 degrees while setting another room at 60 degrees. You can also use your smartphone to control each unit from anywhere, using wifi and the ductless app.
COME VISIT US AT OUR NEWLY REMODELED HOME COMFORT SHOWROOM 

We are now offering and displaying Mitsubishi, Carrier and Daikin Ductless Heat Pumps.

The indoor units come in different colors, designs and sizes.

You can see how they will look on the wall and how the outdoor unit will look outside your home.

You can listen to the whisper quiet operation of both the indoor and outdoor units.

You will find out what the installation process consists of and what you should expect from our installation crew when they come to your home.

You can see how we will make the installation of the piping neat and clean looking.

We will bring you through the complete installation so you know exactly what to expect… No Surprises.

If you want to save money and you are a Do-It-Yourself kind of person… Call for your personal one-on one appointment for our Do-It-Yourself Workshop. 

You can also call for Our No-Obligation Free In-Home Design & Estimate 

Home Comfort Showroom… 203-691-9131 

Main Office… 203-315-0323 

Visit our new website for everything you need to know about Ductless Heat Pumps … www.cthomecomfortshowroom.com

DISCOUNT CODE# SAVE300 

Comparing Ductless Systems to Traditional HVAC

January 31st, 2018 by
 

When comparing Ductless to most traditional Air Conditioning and Heating systems, Ductless wins… hands down.

Comparisons include: Energy Efficiency ratings, Noise, Lifespan, Convenience, Aesthetics, Comfort & Initial installation costs.

Ductless Air Conditioning vs Window A/C Units:

Ductless Heat Pumps are whisper quiet, have very high efficiency ratings and maintain a constant and comfortable room temperature. Unlike window units, ductless systems provide heating also. They blend into the room appearance and practically disappear. Ductless also has a much longer lifespan than window units (15 to 20 years).

Window units are inefficient, heavy to install and remove, loud, they over cool or under cool and you don’t get to look out the window. They warp and rot the window framing, they don’t provide heating and they are an eyesore to you and your neighbors.

Ductless vs Electric Heat:

Ductless Heat Pumps are high efficiency heating systems that can save you 60% or more off your heating costs. Like your electric heaters, you can have one in each room, for total zoned comfort.

Each indoor unit works independently off its own thermostat. Oh yeah… they also provide high efficient cooling.

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, Connecticut has the highest electricity rates in the United States (https://www.eia.gov/electricity/monthly/epm_table_grapher.php?t=epmt_5_6_a). Most people choose to go on a budget plan and are fooled by a lower monthly bill. Why are they paying for heat in the month of July? If you are heating your home with electric heat, you are grossly overpaying to heat your home… PERIOD! The overpayment on your electric bills can pay for a complete ductless heat pump system and you will still have money left over.

Ductless vs Central Ductwork System:

Ductless air handlers are typically installed in individual rooms, providing independently zoned temperature control in each room. There is no ductwork, so there are no air leaks or smells. The ductless air handler circulates and cleans the air, in the room it is installed. The air continues to circulate at a very low speed so that the room temperature stays at a constant comfortable temperature.

Ductwork is normally installed in hot attics or damp cold basements or a combination of both. According to www.energystar.gov, 20% to 60% of your heating and/or cooling is lost due to air leakage, resulting in higher energy bills, smells from the basement or attic and discomfort. Ductwork systems are usually only one or two zones, heating or cooling the whole first floor, second floor or the whole house, even if you only need it in one room. Many traditional duct systems are the cause of higher utility bills.

Ductless vs Oil Heat:

Ductless Heat Pump electricity costs for the winter season… are typically less than $500 in a 1500 square foot home. You never need to fill up an oil tank or worry about running out of oil. No oil leaks or smells. No soot to clean. Electricity costs do not fluctuate like heating oil. You can keep your oil heat for a backup heating system.

A typical 1500 square foot home will require 2 oil tank fillings per heating season, at an average of $2.25 per gallon. That’s $1,237.50 or more per winter. Most people pay upon the delivery of oil and that can really hurt their wallet. In 2006, heating oil climbed to $5.00 per gallon (One tank of oil cost $1,375) and many homeowners couldn’t afford to fill their tanks.

Ductless vs Gas / Propane Heat:

A Ductless heat pump uses refrigerant in a sealed system and it is used to transfer heat into your home, even when the outdoor temperature drops below -5 degrees F. Refrigerant is NOT a flammable gas. Ductless monthly heating costs are less than natural gas and much less than propane for your home heating. Ductless Heat Pumps also provide cooling (A/C), all in one system.

Many homeowners are afraid of using gas or propane for their heating needs, in fear of an explosion, although gas furnaces and boilers have many safety features. Natural gas prices are typically lower than propane but both of these heating options are often more expensive that Ductless Heating.

 
 
 
 
 
Carrier
Daikin
Fujitsu
LG
Mitsubishi Heating & Cooling
Samsung

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