Mini Split Heat Pumps

As much as half of the energy used in your home goes to heating and cooling. So making smart decisions about your home or business’ heating and air conditioning systems can have a huge effect on your utility bills and your comfort! Sundog is now installing high efficiency air source heat pumps. These systems can be installed in one day and use one third of the energy of traditional fuels.

Heat pumps can also be set up to run entirely off of grid tied solar electric systems for the most environmentally friendly and super cost effective way of heating your home!

Fujitsu Heat Pumps can heat and air-condition a single central room, or your entire home. Fuel cost for the heat provided is even less than Pellets and Cord-wood. Fujitsu Heat Pumps circulate the air in your home, and also dehumidify the air.

SEER ratings for Fujitsu Heat Pumps are typicaly 2 -3 times better than “Window” AC units.

How Do Heat Pumps Work?

Like your refrigerator, heat pumps use electricity to pump refrigerant and transfer heat from one space to another. When we transfer heat from within our home to the outdoors, we call it “air conditioning.” Conversely, when we transfer heat from the outdoors to within the home, we call it a “heat-pump.”

Heat Pumps provide heat when it is chilly because refrigerant is naturally much colder than outdoor temperatures even on a very cold day, it actually absorbs heat from outdoors, and transfers the heat it absorbed outside to within your home. The refrigerant’s physical properties do this naturally. What you pay for is the electricity to pump refrigerant via copper tubing from outdoors to indoors. Because we move the heat rather than create it (as electric baseboard or resistant heat does), we can deliver up to 4 times the heat for the energy we consume!

Advantages of the Mini Split Heat Pump

High Efficiency Heat Pumps like the Mini Split heat and cool your home or business for a fraction of the cost of traditional heating systems.

  • All electric, extremely efficient, cheap to run
  • No chimneys, flue, or tanks of fuel
  • AC and heating in one simple unit
  • Quick one day installation

Costs of Heat Pumps

Efficiency Maine Heating Cost Comparison

 Design and Installation With Sundog Solar

Sundog Solar Store has a team of fully qualified heat pump technology experts and liscensed installers. Every installation meets or exceeds guidelines set by the Environmental Protection Agency and is 100% satisfaction guaranteed.

Why Should I Buy From Sundog Solar?

1. We are family owned and operated by father and son team Chuck and Danny Piper. So you get the personal service of the business owners.

2. We have the highest quality products in the industry, the most experienced installers, offer free site surveys for qualified projects, you can stop by our showroom or call us personally at anytime, all of our work is 100% satisfaction guaranteed, and we are committed that you are left simply delighted from start to finish with your energy investment.

Watch a video about Heat Pumps!

Mini Split Heat Pumps are a great investment and Fujitsu makes the most efficient heat pumps available in the USA. Some systems will run at their rated capacities down to -15 degrees Fahrenheit!

Where Does My Money Go?

If your average annual utilities are $4,200, a Fujitsu Mini Split Heat Pump can save you $1,050 annually or $10,500 in 10 yrs!

Check out the cost of heating comparison calculator!

And… review the incentive programs:

For residential customers, there is a $500 rebate through Efficiency Maine for select single-zone Heat Pump models for qualifying customers.

For business customers, there are impressive incentives through Efficiency Maine. Single and multi-zone Heat-Pumps qualify for a range of incentives.

How Does a Mini-Split Heat Pump Work?

Like your refrigerator, heat pumps use electricity to pump refrigerant and transfer heat from one space to another. When we transfer heat from within our home to the outdoors, we call it “air conditioning.” Conversely, when we transfer heat from the outdoors to within the home, we call it a “heat-pump.”

Air conditioners provide cooling when it’s warm. Come spring and summer, simply reverse the process and put the same system into “cooling mode” and transfer heat from indoors to the outside. For many climates, the advanced technology that goes into these units creates a far more cost effective alternative to either gas or oil-fired units for heat, or a central ducted system for air conditioning. Fujitsu’s mini-splits come in both cooling-only models or heatpumps, which provide both heating and cooling.

Heat Pumps provide heat when it is chilly because refrigerant is naturally much colder than outdoor temperatures even on a very cold day, it actually absorbs heat from outdoors, and transfers the heat it absorbed outside to within your home. The refrigerant’s physical properties do this naturally. What you pay for is the electricity to pump refrigerant via copper tubing from outdoors to indoors. Because we move the heat rather than create it (as electric baseboard or resistant heat does), we can deliver up to 4 times the heat for the energy we consume!

System Components

  • Indoor Fancoil Evaporator
  • Outdoor Compressor / Condenser
  • Refrigerant lines
  • Electricity lines
  • Drain

Benefits of the Inverter

  • More Heat at lower outdoor temperatures
  • Lower RPMs = quieter operation
  • Desired temperature in half the time
  • Up to 30% more efficient
  • Stable temperature

The built-in Inverter controls the speed of the compressor. The Inverter Power Module uses electrical components to switch and chop created DC to make simulated AC at the required frequency and voltage that drives the compressor. Compared to the common on/off controlled compressor, the inverter driven compressor runs at the proper revolution to provide the required capacity. When maximum capacity isn’t needed, compressor revolution and power decreases, increasing system efficiency. “Soft start” reduces the instantaneous peak demand associated with AC equipment starts. The compressor starts at minimum speed, avoiding high inrush current associated with standard compressors.

Little-to-no Ductwork

Ductless or Mini-Duct Mini splits have little-to-no ducting. Central Air duct losses can easily account for more than 30% of energy consumption, especially if the ducts are not sealed tight or in an unconditioned space such as an attic or crawlspace. Air Return Grille Air Supply Grille Concealed Ceiling Unit … Or Hidden Concealed ceiling type units are mounted above a ceiling or in a framed enclosure below a ceiling, so only the grilles show for a clean look. They require minimal ductwork.

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