Heat Pumps Maine installs, repairs, maintains, and relocates ducted and ductless mini split heat pumps throughout Midcoast Maine and the neighboring islands. As a Mitsubishi Electric Diamond Elite Contractor, our team works with industry leaders in heat pump technology to bring reliable heating and cooling solutions to homeowners in our service area.
How Heat Pumps Work
Heat pumps are revolutionary HVAC systems that move heat in and out of your home instead of creating it. These all-electric heating and cooling systems work similarly to a conventional air conditioner during the summer, by transferring the heat found inside your home outside through a line of compressed refrigerant. However, heat pump operation differs in the winter, where they also work in reverse to extract heat from the outdoors and bring it inside your home.
The high-performance, cold-climate heat pump systems that we install from Mitsubishi Electric can extract heat from outside temperatures as low as -13°F, making them ideal for the frigid winters we see here in Damariscotta and the surrounding areas. In fact, the Department of Energy reports that heat pumps can even help you save on your electricity usage for heating by up to 50% compared to electric furnaces and baseboard heaters!
Ductless Mini Split Heat Pumps
At Heat Pumps Maine, we install ductless mini split systems that can provide efficient heating and cooling without having to connect to any ductwork in your home. Mini splits utilize an outdoor unit that absorbs and transfers heat that connects to individual air handlers placed throughout your home. Each air handler offers custom temperature control for its zone, which can be as small as a single room or a larger living area depending on the size and layout of your home.
Ductless heat pumps are a great option for whole-home heating and cooling, but can also be installed to supplement your existing HVAC system in hard-to-condition areas, like an upstairs bedroom or home addition. At Heat Pumps Maine, we also build custom pads for every heat pump unit we install to ensure that your new HVAC system operates at peak performance.
Heat Pump Benefits for Your Midcoast Maine Home
There are several benefits to heat pump installation for your home.
Since heat pumps can both heat and cool your home, they offer more efficiency through every season of the year, including Maine’s frosty winters.
Mini splits are some of the most efficient HVAC systems on the market today and can lower your heating and cooling bills—especially when your home is properly weatherized with insulation and air sealing.
Less Reliance on Fossil Fuels
Heat pumps run solely on electricity and lower your home’s carbon footprint, making them safer for you and better for the environment.
Improved Indoor Air Quality
Since heat pumps don’t run on oil and gas combustion, you’ll eliminate your risk of carbon monoxide leaks for heating in your home. Heat pumps also dehumidify your home in addition to heating and cooling, which means your home will be less prone to moisture issues and mold growth.