A heat pump is a highly efficient cooling and heating system that has many advantages. But like traditional cooling systems and furnaces, it relies on ductwork to deliver the conditioned air.
If you’re expanding your home or perhaps even making a vacation cabin a year-round residence, you may want to install a heat pump system but be wary of all the ductwork you’ll need to put in. A neat way to get around this problem is installing a ductless mini split. The mini split offers all the advantages of a heat pump — which it really is — but requires no ductwork. Here’s what you get with a ductless mini split.
Better use of your space: Because the mini split doesn’t need any ductwork, you get maximum use of your addition or renovation, a feature you may especially appreciate if you’re dealing with a small area. Ductwork won’t take up any of the limited space. A mini split has one to four compact air-handling units connected to the outside unit. The air handlers can be mounted in a variety of out-of-the-way locations — even on the ceiling.
Maximum efficiency: Because no ductwork is needed, a major source of air and energy loss is eliminated. Holes, gaps and other openings in a duct system can cause you to lose significant amounts of conditioned air and deteriorate your air quality. Your ductless mini split will give you heat pump efficiency without the ductwork-associated energy loss.
Focused heating and cooling: The ability to have more than one air handler gives you the option of customized heating and cooling. In effect, you can have a zoned system. You can regulate the temperature in each zone as you please. For example, a bedroom can be kept cooler or warmer than the rest of the living space.
Heating and air conditioning customers in the Denver metro area rely on the Rheem Pro Partner for professional HVAC sales, service and maintenance. Contact us for more information about mini split heat pump systems, to get a quote or to schedule an installation.