Currently the fastest changing part of our industry is heat-pumps, specifically “ductless mini-split” heat-pumps.

With the rise in energy costs, particularly natural gas, and propane, we have a lot of customers asking about the benefits of switching their HVAC systems to all electric. In the past we were always limited by the capabilities of a traditional heat pump but with the huge advances in heat-pump technology in the last five years the possibilities are endless.

Homeowners can enjoy superior comfort; environment-friendly, all-electric operation; reliable performance in all climates and reduced energy consumption by up to 40 percent compared to conventional systems. Hello, savings! But there are more benefits than savings…

Emergency Benefits: These high-efficiency heat pump systems from Mitsubishi Electric can be very beneficial when it comes to power consumption in emergency situations. These heat pumps are not only built to withstand even the toughest weather conditions but have the added benefit of being able to easily run on generators during power outages.

Another benefit is that many of these systems are eligible for the 25C federal tax credits as well as local utility rebates. As a homeowner, you can potentially take advantage of the $2,000 tax incentive offered through the Inflation Reduction Act. Contact Lorenz Plumbing Heating and Air and your CPA for more details.

Now all those benefits are good, but we come across some who feel silly asking these questions, so we’ve explained it here…

What is a heat pump? In short, it’s an air conditioner running in reverse. In the summer your air conditioner “removes” the heat from your home and transfers it outside. When you have a heat pump system there is a reversing valve that reverses that process and takes heat from the cold air outside (and yes there is heat in the air when it’s cold outside) and transfers to inside your home without the direct use of fossil fuels.

What are mini-split ductless systems? It’s a ductless system with an indoor and outdoor unit that doesn’t need ductwork and uses electrical wiring and refrigerant tubing to transfer the hot and cold air directly into the space you need.

Mini-split systems have typically been used for room additions like sunrooms, finished basements, bonus rooms or garage bedroom additions. These systems have evolved far beyond ductless only applications to the point that homeowners are using Mitsubishi Electric systems for their whole home heating and cooling needs.

Many people have found they love these systems because it gives them the whole home comfort control with incredible efficiency year-round.

Keep your home comfortable and energy-efficient all year-round and consider a Mitsubishi Electric heat pump system from your friends at Lorenz. With the latest Hyper Heat technology from Mitsubishi Electric, you can say goodbye to the cost and inefficiency of fossil fuels.

Whether you are looking for a ductless system with individual indoor heads installed in each room of your home or replacing the equipment on your existing ducted system, Mitsubishi Electric has a solution for your home!  https://metahvac.com/

In April 2023, New York Times recognized Mitsubishi Electric systems as the best heat pump in the market (read the full article here: https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/reviews/the-best-ductless-mini-split-air-conditioner/)

The exact Mitsubishi equipment you need depends on your home’s unique heating and cooling requirements, and your options for installers may be limited in the Ozarks, there really aren’t many that are qualified to do this around here. But your friends at Lorenz Plumbing Heating and Air Conditioning have Mitsubishi Electric trained installers, so be leery of those who aren’t Mitsubishi Electric certified. And always get multiple quotes from qualified professionals.

As mentioned before, Lorenz Plumbing Heating and Air Conditioning has professionals who know what they’re doing. Our HVAC technicians have extensive training and experience in installing these sometimes complicated systems. Plus, they’re a premier partner with Mitsubishi Electric, which means they have many resources about these heat pumps and they know what they’re doing.

There are still new products and new advancements in electric heat. Learn more about what’s new here: https://discover.mitsubishicomfort.com/new-products

And if you’re interested in seeing if electric heat is right for your home, contact Lorenz Plumbing Heating and Air Conditioning. They can let you know the benefits of going all-electric. Contact or by calling 417-863-1122.

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