806 McIntire Way Brackenridge, PA 15014

Is a heat pump or ductless mini split better?

Mini Split Systems in Pittsburgh, PA

You can heat your home with a furnace or boiler and cool it with an air conditioner.  Or you can do both tasks to most degrees with a heat pump, air-to-air heat pumps are normally good for heating in our area to around 20 degrees F so supplemental heat may be needed.  Heat pumps are also good air conditioners.  Heat pumps and ductless mini split heat pumps are a good choice to heat/cool our home.

They can be used when the outdoor temperature falls lower than 30 degrees F though the heat provided doesn’t feel as warm and as frost builds on the outdoor coil the unit goes into defrost mode, which reverses its cycle and shuts off the outdoor fan to force warm air through the outdoor coil to defrost the coil until it reached the manufacture coil temperature around 57 degree F, this defrost cycle can last from 7 to 15 minutes then reverses and goes back to heating your home or building. 

Air Heat Pumps: Important Information

An air heat pump can heat your home to even colder outdoor temperatures though the efficiency and heating output drops below what your home or area may need.  As colder outdoor temperatures continue to drop, the heat pump may not have enough BTU to heat your home or area, the balance point of your home heating requirement and equipment output at 100% with the average in our area is around 26F, thus supplemental heat may be required. 

There are new breeds of heat pumps being developed are coming forward with technology that has proven to work even at zero degrees F outdoor temperature at 100%.  Heat pumps are more expensive but in the long run worth the cost.  Stand-alone air-to-air Heat Pumps are good options that offer you choices!  Contact Snyder Heating and Cooling.

  • Up to 19 SEER/ Up to 13 EER cooling 
  • Up to 11 HSPF heating 
  • ENERGY STAR® qualified

Mini Splits (Ductless Heating and Cooling)

We offer energy-efficient mini splits that can heat and cool rooms in your home or building when ductwork isn’t feasible or an expensive option.  This system gives you energy efficiency and control over separate rooms or areas with programmable settings and whisper-quiet noise levels.  A major contributor factor in mini-split system efficiency is the use of inverter technology.  Inverter technology enables your system to supply the generated amount needed to maintain normal heating and cooling desired set temperature.  

Mini splits in pittsburgh, pa

Air to Air Mini Split

  • Up to 21.4 SEER
  • Up to 12.5 EER
  • And Up to 10.8 HSPF

Powerful. Flexible. Cost-effective.

We also offer, install and make sheet metal and related products.

Custom-made sheet metal products: plenums, adaptors, register boxes, return boots, and more.  Stock and order sheet metal products: round and rectangular duct, takeoffs, duct dampers, register boots, registers, and more.  In-house gas line repair/replacement and some electrical wiring.  Chimney liners and most related HVAC products and installation.  For more information please contact us; email: info@hvacsnyder.com or call us: 724-226-3467.

We continually strive and deliver to our customers, indoor comfort; from new installs to service, maintenance or repairs to ensure you’re getting quality in all aspects of our company.

February 13, 2024

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