Mitsubishi produces effective and efficient ductless heat pumps – essentially air conditioners that can also operate in reverse, so they can provide both heating and cooling.

Ductless mini-split systems offer air conditioning for BC homes with boilers

If you’ve been looking for ways to cool your home, but your home lacks the ducting that comes with a furnace, you can still benefit from a heat pump.

Often, homeowners incorrectly assume an efficient heat pump only works with furnace-heated homes, where warm or cool air is pushed through ducting running throughout the house.

The great news? Other options ARE available.

Mitsubishi produces effective and efficient ductless heat pumps – essentially air conditioners that can also operate in reverse, so they can provide both heating and cooling, notes Allan Lake, president of Surrey’s Good Guys Heating Cooling & Plumbing.

These can be used in homes with boilers, since they do not require a ducting system. Instead, they have a separate indoor unit that blows out the cold air. Multiple indoor units may be installed to provide additional cooling throughout the house.

Mitsubishi is the best-selling brand of ductless systems in Canada, having built a strong reputation based on the reliability of their products.

Better yet, their indoor units produce as little as 19 decibels of sound – less than a human whisper.

And with this week’s chilly temperatures, it’s good to note that Mitsubishi heat pumps with “Hyper Heat” technology can effectively heat your home even when temperatures are well below freezing, Lake adds.

But one of the greatest benefits heat pumps offer is in their energy savings – savings that benefit your wallet, and the environment. Since heat pumps are much more efficient than gas furnaces, and run on electricity, up to $11,000 in government rebates are now available on new heat pump systems.

READ MORE: Rebates up to $11,000 now available on heat pumps for BC homes

Warm today, cool tomorrow

While the chill is in the air today, those remembering the discomfort of the summer heat dome may be curious about the option of ductless mini-split air conditioners. Unlike heat pumps, air conditioners only provide cooling, but they are less expensive to install (and don’t qualify for rebates).

Additionally, they can be used in homes with furnaces when air conditioning is only required in a specific area.

Of course, like any heating and cooling system, your Ductless Mini-Split Air Conditioners and Heat Pump is only as good as the maintenance it receives! As Mitsubishi Electric Quality Certified contractors, the Good Guys professionals are also experienced in the service and repair of these systems. Regular maintenance is required to keep your warranty valid – servicing is $179 for a ductless system (if you haven’t used us before, a $40 new customer discount is available). Additional heads are $79 extra.

Learn more about Mitsubishi systems at 604goodguy.com/mitsubishi-air-conditioners or call 604-GOODGUY (604-466-3489) to schedule a free in-home quote today.