Ductless heat pumps, also known as a mini-split systems, are good options for houses with "non-ducted" heating systems. Ductless heat pumps can also be a good choice for room additions where running ductwork is not practical, and very efficient new homes that require only a small space air conditioning system.
Similar to standard air-source heat pumps, ductless mini split heat pumps have two components, an outdoor compressor/condenser and an indoor air-handling unit. A conduit, which houses the power cable, refrigerant tubing, suction tubing, and a condensate drain, links the outdoor and indoor units.
The main advantages of ductless heat pumps are their small size and flexibility for zoning or heating and cooling individual rooms. Many models can have as many as four indoor air-handling units (for four zones or rooms) connected to one outdoor unit. This will save you energy and money.
Ductless mini-split systems are easier to install than some other types of space conditioning systems and have a variety of flexible configurations. Since mini-splits have no ducts, they avoid the energy losses associated with the ductwork of central forced air systems. Duct losses can account for more than 30% of energy consumption for space conditioning, especially if the ducts are in an unconditioned space such as an attic.
Call Glenn Mechanical today to find out more about ductless heat pumps and mini-split systems. We can recommend and install top brands and service or repair any unit that you already have installed.