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Zero Degree Heating

zero degree heating

Everybody knows there’s no such thing as zero degree heating when it comes to a heat pump. An energy efficient heat pump might work for mild temperatures, but they rapidly lose efficiency as the temperature drops. Everybody knows you need a gas furnace to stay warm in severe winter weather.

Right?

I’ve got some news for you. What everybody ‘knows’ is about to change.

Zero Degree Heating is Real

The conventional wisdom that a heat pump won’t work for really cold winter days used to be 100% right. Previous generation heat pumps simply could not function in freezing conditions. As I’m sure you know, technology does not stand still. Right now it’s entirely possible for a modern heat pump to deliver zero degree heating. In fact, some heat pumps can continue heating at 100% efficiency past -10 degrees.

Okay, so that’s great. Heat pumps can heat better, terrific. What, however, does it mean for the average American homeowner?

Expanding Regional Utility

Not too very many years ago keeping your house heated with just a heat pump was not a great idea for most people. Heat pumps were unable to heat effectively at low temperatures, so only people in very mild winter climates could reasonably rely on one. If you didn’t live in South Florida or Hawaii, you were probably not going to use a heat pump for zero degree heating.

This is no longer the case.

Being able to heat effectively down to -10 degrees means using a heat pump for summer cooling and winter heating is a real option for many more homeowners than it used to be. If you live in Alaska and routinely experience temperatures around -40, you’re still going to need a furnace. On the other hand, if you live in a region, the American South for example, where zero degree days are not too common, you can now depend on an energy efficient heat pump for all your air comfort needs.

Like I said before – what everybody ‘knows’ just changed.

Energy Efficient Heating the Cool Way

energy efficient heating

Everybody’s making energy efficient cooling systems. Mostly, because the government is making them, but whatever. My point is that I’m confident you’ve heard about it. What you might not have noticed is the recent revolution in energy efficient heating.

What am I talking about? Let’s dig in.

Energy Efficient Heating from Heat Pumps

Heat pumps are awesome. Seriously, who doesn’t love them? Ductless or conventional, we here at MrCool Industries are huge fans; they heat, cool, and dehumidify.

But there’s a problem right? You can build a heat pump for energy efficient cooling, but not for heating. When there is not very much heat in the ambient air on very cold days, heat pumps lose efficiency until they stop working altogether.

At least, that’s how it used to be.

Introducing the MrCool Oasis Hyper Heat Ductless Mini-Split Heat Pump

We’ve got a brand new ductless mini-split heat pump system coming that we’re quite proud of. It’s called the Oasis Hyper Heat.

Awesome name, right?

As you probably already gathered, the Oasis Hyper Heat is a ductless heat pump system, so it’s ideal for homes without conventional ductwork or where space is an issue. What you probably don’t know is just how good the Hyper Heat technology is going to be.

The energy efficient heating components inside the Oasis allow it to heat at 100% efficiency at more than -10 degrees. Yes, you read that correctly. If it is, literally, 10 degrees below zero, the Oasis Hyper Heat will still deliver energy efficient heating. This is a huge step forward for ductless systems, and we can’t wait to get these units on the market.

So, When Will That Be?

Manufacturing and distribution is a complicated business, so I can’t give you an exact date. However, our logistics guys are confident we will have new MrCool Oasis Hyper Heat ductless mini-split heat pumps ready by early December.

Hey, just in time for Christmas!