The Problem

NY has passed several initiatives that will require millions of homes and businesses to replace existing heating equipment.

Air, Water and Ground Source Heat Pumps, have been identified as equipment capable of helping NY reach the targets set forth in the 40 x 30 and 80 x 50 initiatives, because they do not release greenhouse gases like oil and gas equipment, and are more efficient that radiant electric

Most air-source, mini-split, heat pumps sold currently are too large and expensive for the majority of home and business owners.

Not only does this discourage many people from investing in heat pumps, in the case of apartment buildings it is physically impossible to properly install the equipment

Our Solution

Micro Split Systems, or Micro Splits are custom, low costs, air or water source, split system, heat pumps

  • Heat pumps are air conditioning systems, which provide heating and cooling

  • Split systems are systems that typically have an indoor unit and an outdoor unit

  • Air source or water source refers to the medium (air or water) the system exchanges heat with

Micro Splits have many advantages over traditional mini splits

  • Micro Splits can be air source or water source

    • Most mini splits are air source, which contribute to heat island effect

  • Micro Splits can be properly sized for the space they are installed in

    • Most mini splits are over sized, resulting in inflated installation and operating costs

    • Average room size in NY is 132 sq ft for apartments, and 219 sq ft for homes

    • 200 sq ft can be cooled and heated by 5,000 btu heat pump

    • 12,000 btu is smallest size available from most heat pumps manufacturers

    • Size, weight and cost prevent mini splits from being installed in apartment buildings

  • Outdoor units for Air Source Micro Splits do not have compressors, which reduces their weight to less than 20 pounds

    • Mini split outdoor units weigh 100 to 250 pounds

  • Outdoor units for Air Source Micro Splits can be mounted vertically and diagonally

    • Mini split outdoor units contain compressors, which can only be mounted horizontally

  • Outdoor units for Air Source Micro Splits can be installed without drilling holes

    • Mini splits require large holes for multiple refrigerant, electrical and condensation lines

  • Micro Splits consume less power

    • A 5000 btu Micro Split can run on a 120 V wall outlet at 4 amps

    • Mini splits run mostly on 208/230 v, and consume 10 to 30 amps

  • Micro Splits can be installed without licensed electricians

    • Air source mini splits require the installation of outdoor electrical connections, which must be installed by licensed electricians

  • Micro Splits can be installed in a few hours

    • Mini split installations typically take 8 to 24 hours

  • Micro Splits can be serviced inside a building,

    • The compressor and electronics inside a mini split are the components most likely to fail and need service, are in the outdoor unit, which requires service in

  • Micro Splits do not require long refrigerant lines

    • Mini splits often require over 50 feet of refrigerant lines between the indoor and outdoor units, which increases the required amount of copper piping, insulation, and refrigerant which is bad for the atmosphere

  • Micro Splits contain less than 2 pounds of refrigerant,

    • Mini splits can contain over 50 pounds, which often violates NY building code for the allowable refrigerant per cubic foot in an occupied space