When it comes to improving the comfort and energy efficiency of your home, there are few options better than heat pumps. Heat pumps are increasingly popular with homeowners from Newport, Rhode Island to Worcester County, Massachusetts for the many benefits they offer, including:
- High energy efficiency, which can lead to lower energy bills
- Heating and cooling capabilities for year-round comfort
- Effective heating even in negative temperatures
- Reduced reliance on fossil fuels
- Easy maintenance
- No carbon monoxide safety risks
At Baylies Insulation, we stand behind heat pumps as excellent heating and cooling options for local homes, whether you’re considering ductless mini split heat pumps or ducted heat pumps. With our trained professional team, installing a heat pump in an existing home has never been easier.
How Do Heat Pumps Work?
The heating and cooling operations of ductless mini splits and ducted heat pumps are very similar. Both systems move heat rather than creating it, which is why they offer greater efficiency than traditional HVAC systems that rely on combustion heating.
In the winter months, sophisticated heat pump technology is able to locate trace amounts of heat outside (even in sub-zero temperatures!), and move it into your home to achieve your desired comfort settings.
In the cooling months, heat pumps work in the opposite direction, taking heat from inside your home and moving it out to cool your living space with just a click of the thermostat.
Ductless Vs. Ducted Heat Pumps—What’s The Difference?
Baylies offers both kinds of heat pumps for RI and MA homes because each homeowner’s property, budget, and HVAC needs are different.
Ductless Mini Split Heat Pumps
Ductless mini splits are composed of two main units: an exterior unit, and one or more air handlers, which are installed on the exterior walls of your home. Each air handler is connected to the exterior unit by a refrigerant line and, as its name implies, does not require any ductwork. With such a simple configuration, mini split heat pump installation tends to be pretty quick and easy for Baylies’ HVAC technicians.
Each air handler is responsible for heating and cooling one “zone,” which can be as small as one room, or much larger, depending on the size and layout of your home.
You can install one unit to supplement your existing central air system, or again, because these units don’t need access to ductwork, condition the air in harder to reach spaces like garages or sunrooms. You can also upgrade your home’s HVAC entirely with a few strategically-placed units to enjoy efficient zoned heating and cooling throughout your living space.
Finally, mini splits offer humidity control settings, built-in air filtration, and other comfort perks that feel luxurious without the luxury price tag. MA homeowners can even save on mini split installation with Baylies Insulation—we’re an official Mass Save partner! Read on to learn more.
Ducted Heat Pumps
Ducted heat pumps offer many similar advantages to mini splits, and are a great way to upgrade your traditional HVAC system while putting your existing ductwork to good use. In a home with good air sealing and insulation, a ducted heat pump will be able to maintain even temperatures throughout your living spaces for year-round home comfort.
When installing a ducted heat pump’s outside unit, Baylies Insulation will place it on a small platform in the interest of keeping its components safe from the effects of snow and ice accumulation, debris, like leaves and sticks that can cause damage, and more, so you can enjoy easy maintenance and fewer repairs in the years to come.
Save Even More with Mass Save® Rebates!
The Mass Save® program offers heat pump rebates for MA homeowners who are interested in whole-home or partial-home heating and cooling through the addition of mini splits and/or heat pumps.
By scheduling a home audit with Baylies Insulation, we’ll be able to tell you if you can qualify for heat pump rebates of up to $10,000 through Mass Save®, and how you can earn the full rebate you’re eligible to receive.