If you are considering a new heating or cooling system for your home, heat pumps offer a single, energy efficient solution. The most common application, a mini split, can be found in multifamily housing, serve as a retrofit add-on to houses with "non-ducted" heating systems, or be a good choice for room additions and small apartments. Ducted mini splits can take advantage of existing ductwork and offer a viable alternative to central HVAC systems.
Like central systems, mini splits have two main components: an outdoor compressor/condenser, and an indoor air-handling unit. A conduit houses the power cable, refrigerant tubing, suction tubing, and a condensate drain, links the outdoor and indoor units.
Advantages of Mini Split Technology include:
Heat Pump Incentives HG&E’s Residential Energy Conservation Program
- Small, single device for heating and cooling
- Climate flexibility for each room
- Significant energy cost savings (compared to conventional electric heating and cooling systems)
- Energy efficiency
: Mini splits, ducted and ductless, are now eligible for HG&E’s Energy Conservation Program. For a single family home, this program provides up to $5,000 in financial assistance at 0% interest for the implementation of energy efficient measures.
If you are a commercial customer interested in heat pump technology, there are incentives available through HG&E’s Commercial Energy Conservation Program