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July 7, 2021

Are you thinking about installing a new cooling system in your Virginia home? A mini-split heat pump is a great choice. Ductless mini split systems are highly efficient, and they cool just as well as a traditional air conditioner. 

How Does a Heat Pump Cool a Home? 

Mini-split heat pumps use electricity and a substance called refrigerant to move heat from one place to another. When set to cooling mode, heat pumps absorb heat from the air inside your home and release it outside. This is called heat exchange, and it’s the same process that an air conditioner uses to cool your home. 

The difference between mini-split heat pumps and air conditioners is that heat pumps can reverse the process. When set to heating mode, a heat pump will absorb heat from the outside air and transfer it into your home. This is an extremely effective heating method that can help you save energy and money. 

Because you can use a mini-split in the summer and the winter, you get double the value out of these powerful heating and cooling systems. 

The Benefits of Mini-Split Heat Pumps vs Air Conditioners 

Mini-split heat pumps and air conditioners are both energy-efficient cooling systems, but mini-splits have many additional benefits that make them a better choice than central air conditioning for many homeowners. Ductless heat pumps: 

  • Have both heating and cooling settings 

  • Can be installed anywhere in your home 

  • Are perfect for adding heating/cooling to garages, sunrooms, and basements 

  • Make it easy to create “comfort zones” in your home 

  • Are ideal for homes that do not already have ductwork 

Mini-Split Installation Near You in the Hampton Roads Area 

Need help deciding between a mini-split and a central air conditioner? Call Russell’s today! Our expert team installs high-quality cooling systems, including Mitsubishi Electric Heating & Air Conditioning mini-splits and York Affinity heat pumps

We can answer any questions you may have about mini-splits and their cooling efficiency, and recommend the best cooling system for your home and budget. As a Mitsubishi Heating & Air Conditioning Diamond Dealer, we’re factory certified to install Mitsubishi Electric ductless systems and will back your mini-split with a special, 12-year warranty. 

Stay cool this summer with a mini-split heat pump. Call Russell’s at  (VA) 757-995-2807 / (NC) 252-489-4431 or click here to schedule an appointment.

Is a mini-split right for your home?  

We can help you decide! 

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Regular maintenance for your home’s heating and cooling is an important routine to keep your systems operating at peak efficiency, much like getting your car’s oil changed regularly. One of the easiest ways to ensure regular maintenance is to enroll in a Russell’s Heating & Cooling maintenance plan.

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Just like your annual physical at the doctor’s office keeps you healthy, an annual tune-up or safety and efficiency check on your heating and cooling systems can keep your home working smoothly. And, you’ll have the peace of mind knowing that your system is cleaned and ready to operate efficiently and safely.

What Our Customers Are Saying

  • I can't complement your team enough on the wonderful job done with regard to the installation of the new system in our home. More specifically, we want to recognize the outstanding efforts of: Roberto-- the initial visit and diagnosis of the problem.

    Dan & Connie, Virginia Beach
  • I recently had your team install a new gas package unit including all new duct work at my house in Chesapeake. I had a split system that had undersized ducting which was removed by your installers.

    Mike & Sandi, Chesapeake, VA
  • We purchased a one time service for $79. They came out on time, checked out the geothermal system...they were very professional and kind.

    Nicholas H., Chesapeake, VA
  • We would like to thank your company for an excellent job. We are very pleased with the new (Mitsubishi ductless mini split) system that was installed last week. It works wonderfully at heating our home.

    Danny and Teresa S., Chesapeake, VA
  • Not one single idea for improvement. Keep doing what you do. OUTSTANDING!

    Charles J., Norfolk, VA
  • Great job!...World class employees!

    Colleen & Jim C., Suffolk, VA
  • Everything went great! This is the second big project we've had done through Russell's and we couldn't be more happy! We had the most dedicated, polite, and respectful crew! The team consisted of Elliot, Chase and Sean. Sean was here for the removal process on day one, and did awesome!

    J. Luhan, VA Beach
  • Hi Nate, please pass along our appreciation for you, Elliot and Steve. We are very happy with you being able to arrange our ( Lennox ) replacement system so quickly!

    T. Johnson, VA Beach
  • Thank you for running a top notch company and sending over to us two excellent folks Terry and Shawn. They did an awesome job putting in our new furnace system. Also thank you for Donald and Nate who did a superb job as well. Please reward these guys with some sort of commendations or rewards....

  • ...folks need to know how wonderful working with Russell's Heating & Air Conditioning is. They were very professional all the way thru the process of getting our unit installed down to the payment plan. I have been telling our neighbors and my co-workers about the experience.

    Pamela F., Chesapeake, VA
  • Every moment from the time an appointment was set up until the day the work was completed was a pleasure. Every employee was a delight to work with. The proof that the product was great came when the electric bills started coming in the airconditioning season.

    Douglas P., VA Beach
  • I am extremely satisfied with both the Lennox unit I purchased and the employees of Russell's. Even with poor window and door quality in this overly tired house, I am actually cooled off sufficiently enough to call it chilly.

    Robin W., Chesapeake, VA
  • Over the years I have gained the utmost trust in my service technician Corey Lesko's knowledge and work ethic while servicing my system.

  • I am writing this letter to commend your company on a great job! We were very pleased with how the company performed in every area...the installers did an impeccable job. They were very knowledgeable, efficient, and hard workers—staying focused to the task in the extreme heat.

    Pastor Larry E. O'Brien, Churchland Assembly of God
  • A year ago, I contracted with Russell's to tune up and clean the heating and cooling system. How impressively your specialist cleaned my system...he also found a defective automatic (programmable) thermostat. Quite quickly, he replaced my automatic thermostat. The results?

    R. Snider, Norfolk, VA
  • You recently installed a new Trane unit for us. We want you to know we are completely satisfied. The outside unit is now a hum versus the roar of the old one...we also want to recognize the installer...we cannot overstate what we think of his workmanship.

    K. Hawkins, Portsmouth, VA
  • Great and prompt service – as usual. Everything from ordering the a/c unit to installation went smoothly. Thanks for everything.

    B. Fenstermaker, VA Beach
  • Everyone was very nice. I felt well informed about my purchase. Your staff is great! I don't usually return opinion forms, but you need to know you have a staff you can be proud of!

    V. Horn, Chesapeake, VA
  • You have a new customer for life and I will definitely tell all my friends about your prompt, courteous service, your knowledgeable technicians, and your very reasonable prices. Thank you very much Russell's. You warmed much more than just my heart!

    G. Knoop, Chesapeake, VA
  • Your company was very responsive to my needs. The quality of your work was extremely high.

    Ms. Bright, Chesapeake, VA
  • Your workers actually made this total replacement project an enjoyable learning experience...they were always willing to stop and answer any questions. Their pleasant and cooperative attitudes cannot be praised enough!

    J. Wellons, Portsmouth, VA
  • Very pleased with both the price and service. The installation went off without a hitch and everything exceeded our expectations. When finished, the work areas, including the attic, were so clean you couldn't tell anything had been done.

    T. Marsh, VA Beach
  • Great expertise and timely service.

    H. Turbeville, Chesapeake, VA