Ductless Heat Pump – The Advantages Are Real and Many

Looking for a new heating solution for your home and wondering if a ductless heat pump is right for you? Ductless heating and cooling systems have been around for decades throughout Europe, Asia, and the United States. As the name implies, these systems do not use the traditional ductwork like in central forced-air units. They consist of a single outdoor compressor and individual heating/cooling units mounted directly in rooms – usually hung on the wall or ceiling, but in some cases set flush into ceilings. A small conduit connects the indoor units with the exterior unit. There are several great advantages to ductless heating and cooling systems. Check out these top reasons to choose a ductless heat pump:

1. Cost

Ductless heat pumps, also referred to as mini-splits, can be purchased at a significantly lower cost than the installation of traditional ductwork and a central heating/cooling unit. On top of that, the Federal government and certain states offer substantial tax credits and rebates for installing energy efficient climate control systems.

2. Efficiency

Traditional duct systems are typically highly inefficient – especially when run through uninsulated attics or crawl spaces. The ducts will lose temperature to the surroundings, resulting in less conditioned air reaching the living spaces and thus requiring a greater amount of energy consumption to heat or cool a room. Ductless heat pumps deliver heating or cooling directly to the desired location resulting in lower energy losses.

3. Flexibility

Already have a climate control system in your home and looking for focused heating/cooling option in a particular space? Replacing old gas or kerosene heating elements? Or perhaps you are adding a new addition to your home and don’t want to mess around with new ductwork? A ductless heat pump can be a great solution in any of these cases because they are quick and easy to install. You can tailor a perfect solution to fit your needs with installation taking as little as one day depending on system size and complexity.

If you have been considering a ductless heat pump system for your home, contact the professional installers at Robert B. Payne, Inc. for a quote today at 540-373-5876.