There’s nothing more important than the ability to maintain a comfortable climate inside your home. Without the proper system in place, you’ll find yourself too hot during the summer months and too cold during the winter months.
While a ductless heat pump is far from your only option, it may be just what you’re looking for. This technology has been around since the early 1970s, but it’s come a long way since then.
For example, in the early days of ductless technology, it was primarily used as a cooling product. However, over the years, these systems have evolved into what you see today.
What is a Ductless Heat Pump?
Thanks to the name, it’s easy to believe that a ductless heat pump can only warm your home. However, nothing could be further from the truth. It can also be used to cool your home, thus making it useful throughout the year.
With a heat pump, you have access to both cold and warm air, which allows you to use it in the same manner as a central air conditioning system and furnace.
The way it works is simple. Instead of rejecting the heat it absorbs to the outdoors, it sends it back into your living space. As a result, you have access to all the heat you need to maintain a comfortable environment (even during those freezing Boston winters).
Other Things You Need to Know
Now that you understand the basics of how a heat pump works, as well as some reasons to consider this setup, let’s examine some other important details:
- High efficiency: In the early days of ductless heating systems, efficiency was a major problem. However, modern systems are more efficient than ever before, thus allowing you to save money when compared to other options, such as central AC.
- You don’t need a back-up: Many homeowners are under the impression that a ductless heat pump doesn’t have enough power to act as the only source of heating and cooling. This isn’t true. It doesn’t matter if you’re dealing with a heat wave in August or a polar vortex in January, your system can handle it.
- These systems are flexible: An outdoor unit is installed and then connected to multiple indoor air handlers. These are placed in different zones of your home, allowing you to individually control them. Modern air handlers can be installed on walls, floors, and ceilings (whatever works best for your space).
You don’t need to know everything about ductless heat pumps in order to take advantage of this type of HVAC system. All you really need to know is that there are many models to choose from, they’re energy efficient, and they can provide you with a comfortable environment inside your home.
If you’re interested in installing a ductless heat pump in your home, contact us for more information. We’re happy to visit your home, explain how the system is installed, and provide you with an accurate and all-inclusive quote.