In addition to residential and commercial solar electric systems, we also install ductless heat pumps. Ductless heat pumps are remarkably energy efficient HVAC systems and can help you get more from your solar installation by reducing energy usage in your home or building.
What Is a Ductless Heat Pump?
A ductless heat pump, also called a mini-split heat pump, draws heat from the outside environment (even at cold temperatures) and moves it indoors to warm a particular area in a home or building. A heat pump can also cool a space by removing heat; so you can use a heat pump year-round to enhance home comfort. Because a heat pump moves rather than generates heat, it is remarkably energy efficient.
Why Install a Heat Pump with Solar?
Many of our customers consider installing a high-efficiency ductless heat pump along with their PV system because of the associated energy saving benefits. Installing a heat pump will decrease your reliance on fossil fuel based energy, and reduce the overall cost of heating and cooling your home or building, leveraging your solar investment and decreasing payback time. Overall, a heat pump is an excellent complement to a solar electric system.
Currently, there are special heat pump rebates available through Efficiency Maine. This has made installing a heat pump an especially sensible option for many of our customers.
Maine Solar Solutions: Helping You Get More from Your Solar Investment
At Maine Solar Solutions, it is our goal to give homeowners in Maine the information they need to make the best possible decision. That is why our process begins with a solar site evaluation, preliminary proposal, and on-site visit. During your on-site visit, we can answer any questions you may have about your solar electric system, including how a heat pump might help you decrease payback time for your system. If you have questions about going solar or about combining heat pump installation with your solar installation, don't hesitate to reach out to one of our experts.