In most circumstances a ductless mini split heat pump is the least expensive and most efficient way to reduce your home heating costs during the cooler shoulder seasons of fall and spring and deep cold of the winter.
Sunshine Renewable Energy offers all homeowners free in-home assessments to determine the right size, fit and brand (we sell LG, Fujitsu, Toshiba Carrier and more) of ductless mini split heat pump for your home.
I encourage you to read this page and then either complete the form to the right of this page or give us a call at 902-701-9678 to arrange a time for your in-home assessment with one of our Home Energy Specialists.
Who is the ideal Candidate for a Ductless Heat Pump
If you currently have electric baseboard heating or hot water baseboard heating (oil or electric fired) then a Ductless Mini Split Heat Pump is likely the best option for you to reduce your home heating costs while maintaining your comfort during the winter and summer with the heating and air conditioning of a heat pump respectively.
NOTE: It is possible that a ductless heat pump is an option for homes with a pre-existing ducted hot air heating system, however we generally explore the possibility of installing a ducted heat pump first in those situations.
Ideal Homes and Situations for Ductless Heat Pumps
Ductless Mini split heat pumps function well in a most homes and layouts including:
- 1.5 and 2 story homes
- Ranch style (on a slab)
- Split Entry and Side Splits
- Mobile homes
- Apartments and In-Law Suites
Watch this video below to learn the basics of ductless heat pumps.
Savings from Ductless Mini Split Heat Pumps
The amount of savings homeowners enjoy depends on a few things.
- How much are you spending to heat your home now
- How much of your current home can we cover off with Ductless Heat Pumps so you no longer need to rely on oil or electric heat in that space
As a rule of thumb a ductless system can reduce reliance on whatever your current heating system in a given area of your home almost entirely. Of course there are some offset costs to running the heat pump itself, but generally that is 40-50% less than it would cost to run traditional electric baseboards or an oil hot water baseboard system in that area of your home.
Our Home Energy Specialists are the experts at determining the best sized heat pump for your home. After seeing hundreds of homes in HRM we know what units will produce the biggest savings for you.
Watch this video below to learn how much a ductless heat pump can save you.
It’s all about Sizing
To ensure you get maximum savings and efficiency from a ductless heat pump you must ensure that the unit(s) you’re going to have installed are sized properly. This is the #1 reason why our Home Energy Specialists always visit your home.
By reviewing the square footage of each room, hallways, ceiling heights etc. we can best recommend the ductless system that will keep your home comfortable all year round while ensuring you maximize savings on your home heating costs.
LG Ductless Heat Pumps
The most popular brand of ductless mini split heat pump we install today is LG. Their units are priced very competitively and offer some of the best efficiency ratings on the market. You can read an in-depth overview of their most popular ductless unit, the LG Prestige here.
Besides LG we also sell and install Fujitsu ductless heat pumps as well as Toshiba Carrier units.
Ductless Heat Pump Financing
Nova Scotia Power is currently offering financing for heat pumps to all Nova Scotian home owners. In order to qualify for this financing you must purchase and have your heat pump installed by a Nova Scotia Power approved contract. Sunshine Renewable Energy is an approved contractor.
Watch this video below to learn more about heat pump financing programs in Nova Scotia.
What does it mean that we’re approved?
It means that:
- We carry all require liability and workers compensation insurance
- We use Red Seal Journeyman Refrigeration Techs
- We use Red Seal Journeyman Electricians
This is an extra cost to us but it ensures that we get the job done right first time!
Install Time for a Ductless Heat Pump
Through out the year we are usually able to install a ductless mini split heat pump within two weeks of your in-home assessment date if you decide to go ahead with purchasing. Ask your Home Energy Specialist for details on our current install timeline during your in-home assessment.
Arrange a Risk Free In-Home Assessment Today
The first step to saving money by installing a ductless heat pump is to book a risk free in-home assessment with one of our Home Energy Specialists. You can to that one of two ways.
- Complete the form to the right of this page and someone will call you back to arrange a time.
- Give us a call right now at 902-701-9678 and one of our representatives will be happy to book a time for you
During your in-home assessment our energy specialist will:
- Inspect your current electrical panel and service
- Review the layout and square footage of your home
- Discuss the areas where you spend the majority of your time in the home
- Educate on the basics of how Ductless Mini Split Heat Pumps cut your home heating costs
The assessment takes approximately 30-40 minutes and is the best way to determine if a heat pump is right for your home.