Did you have to sit down when you opened your PUD bill this winter? With the prolonged cold weather we used a lot of energy to stay warm, and to stay comfortable was even more expensive! Today’s heat pump technology has some great options to decrease your energy usage and increase your comfort.

If you need a reliable, efficient solution for heating and cooling, a heat pump, ducted or ductless, is right for you. As the name suggests, heat pumps move heat from one place to another. Even in air that seems cold, heat energy is present. When it’s cold outside, heat pumps extract outside heat and transfer it inside. When it’s warm outside, they reverse this process to push unwanted heat outside.

Trane Heat Pump Systems

For an already ducted home a Trane variable speed heat pump gives you precise comfort by running at the exact speed needed to keep your home comfortable. This allows the variable speed compressor, outdoor fan, and indoor fan to vary operating speed and BTU as the temperature outside changes, slowing down or speeding up gradually in as little as 1/10 of 1% increments to keep comfort within 1/2° of the thermostat setting.

Variable speed is not new technology. Trane was the first in the industry to apply variable speed technology to residential air conditioning. Trane is now taking Variable speed technology to the next level of comfort and efficiency, with systems that intuitively adjusts to changing heating and cooling needs, working only as hard as it has to and often at lower, more efficient and quieter speeds.

Trane’s variable speed heat pump systems eliminate uncomfortable temperature swings by staying within 1/2° degree of your setting. By automatically reducing its output capacity and through longer run times, variable speed heat pumps operate at more efficient, quieter speeds rather than cycling on and off to maintain your desired comfort settings.

Mitsubishi Ductless Heat Pump Systems

Mitsubishi ductless heat pump systems are another option to take advantage of variable speed heat pump technology. Mitsubishi ductless heat pumps have a variable speed compressor, outdoor fan, and indoor fan to vary operating speed. Mitsubishi ductless heat pumps use this cutting edge technology to provide unmatched energy efficiency, performance and control to home cooling and heating. The great advantage of a ductless system is no ductwork. The cool or heat is sent directly into the room you want to heat or cool. None of the heat or cool is lost as it travels through ductwork. Installation is less obtrusive with only the need for installing copper refrigerant lines between the indoor and outdoor units. There is no need to give up closet space or storage space in the attic. It’s never been easier to keep everyone in your house comfortable, without spending a fortune on your energy bills.

Whether you have a single uncomfortable room, you’re renovating your entire house, or you’re building a home from scratch, Mitsubishi ductless heat pumps can fit your unique needs. Because ductless systems focus on individual living spaces rather than treating every room the same, it’s more customizable, more energy efficient and easier to install.


When it comes to installation of this great technology, manufacturers recognize that not all companies are the same. Today’s heating and cooling manufacturers seek out dealers willing to go the extra mile and stand behind their work. Trane has their “Comfort Specialists” and Mitsubishi has their “Diamond Dealers.” Renaud Electric has been awarded both of these distinctions. Renaud Electric Heating & Cooling has taken the time to insure our customers have had a top tier experience. Trane and Mitsubishi Cooling and Heating have recognized the level of service Renaud Electric Heating & Cooling provides our customers with Trane Comfort Specialist and Mitsubishi Elite Diamond Dealer awards. With the Comfort Specialist  award we are now a proud heating and Cooling partner with the Seattle Seahawks. When investing in this great heating & cooling technology it is always good to work with the best.

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