What is a “Split System” Heat Pump?

A split system heat pump is a year-round comfort system. In the summer it draws heat out of your home to keep it cool, and in the winter it draws heat from outside air into your home to keep it warm. Many heat pump installations have a booster electrical resistance heater that automatically supplements heat brought in from the outside. Outside air always has heat in it — even at very low outdoor temperatures. Like a central air conditioning system, it includes a compressor, a fan, outdoor coil, indoor coil and a refrigerant. The efficiency of Heat Pumps is rated using SEER (for cooling efficiency) and HSPF (for heating efficiency). A Heat Pump uses electricity as its power source.

The basic components of a heat pump system are:

  • An outdoor Heat Pump section
  • A matching indoor Air Handler or Gas (natural or propane) or Oil Furnace with coil
  • Ductwork to transfer the heated or cooled air throughout the home.

American Standard - Traditional Air Based Heat Pump


Boucher Energy Systems, Inc. is recognized Diamond Dealer.  We have reached the highest level of accreditation from Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating. Our installation teams are factory trained in the Mr. Slim product installation and service.

The Diamond Contractor 12 & 12 Warranty Program: That’s a twelve-year warranty on compressors and twelve years on parts. This is a benefit only a Diamond Contractor, such as Boucher Energy Systems can offer.

Boucher Energy Systems has found the Mitsubishi mini-split air conditioning system is perfect for installations where even a mini-duct system is not practical. We have installed many of these mini-split systems in residential homes and light commercial buildings. One of the greatest features is the tremendous noise reduction, compared to typical through-the-wall or window units.

Mr. Slim units are ideal for year-round comfort in your home. They’re perfect for new additions, retrofits, finished basements, and sunrooms, in addition to existing rooms of the house.


A geothermal heat pump can deliver heat through ductwork or a radiant floor system.  Geothermal heat pumps are the most environmentally responsible and least expensive system to operate when properly designed and installed.  Boucher Energy Systems, Inc. installs Bosch Geothermal systems and repairs many others.  If you have a geothermal system that does not perform well, we can be hired to evaluate your current system and recommend improvements.

Bosch Geothermal Heating System
Bosch Geothermal Heating System

How Geothermal Works


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