Ductless systems have 3 main parts
- An indoor unit
- An Outdoor unit that sits on the ground
- A Remote that controls the unit
The indoor and outdoor ductless units are connected by a small bundle of cables including a refrigerant line. These cables only require a 3 inch hold in the wall for installation.
How a heat pump works
A heat pump transfers heat using refrigerant expansion and compression within a cycle…What does that mean?
It takes cold air and makes it warm, and takes warm air and makes it cold. The same system provides both heating and air conditioning.
While traditional heat pumps require a backup heating system when it’s 35 degrees or less, the ductless will still be creating comfortable heat at -15 F, that’s 15 below zero. That’s why ductless heat pumps are so popular in cold climates such as northern Europe.
Here’s how a ductless system compares with other heating systems. It uses less energy and provides more heat for your energy dollar – now that’s technology at work!
|Heating Fuel Type
||Annual Heating Cost *
Electric Resistance Heat
Heat Pump 9.0 HSPF
Ductless Heat Pump
* Cost estimates based on average sized, average insulated home, fuel price estimates as of 10/2009. Source Snohomish County PUD. Today’s costs are higher.
Ductless systems have an ultra quiet fan that circulates air evenly throughout living areas eliminating hot and cold spots.
You can use 100% ductless heat, or use a ductless heat pump in one area to supplement existing heating or cooling and increase your comfort. Perfect for older homes with limited ducting or additions.