What You Need To Know about a Ductless Heating Pump

November 15, 2017

Are you searching for a heating system that operates efficiently enough even at extremely low temperatures outside, the system that doesn't require electricity for functioning, works quietly and is easy to install? Then you should consider buying a ductless heating pump.

A ductless heating pump is good to replace the current heating system (wall heater or baseboard), as well as for creating a new construction. This type of device has proved to be very effective not only in residential but also in numerous commercial buildings. These devices have been used for more than 20 years and can be easily purchased from the most honorable manufacturers.

Probably, the main advantage of using this sort of heating system is that ductless heating devices are extremely efficient. The efficiency is proved by the fact that the heated or cooled air is directed to the definite destination, that is, room. In this way, you'll enjoy using this kind of system without losing its efficiency. With a ductless heat pump in your house you're going to save up to 15-20% of the used energy each month. In addition, this device is characterized by the presence of a variable speed compressor or inverter technology in many models. The latter technology allows the system not to lose on on-off cycling providing extra efficiency even during the coldest days. Besides, this system provides definite areas of the house with enough heat or cooling, thus creating the desired temperature in these areas.

A ductless heating system contains an outside compressor unit and one or several inside heads delivering conditioned air to the definite area. The inside units are usually mounted on the wall rather high.

However, you can find models to be mounted in the ceiling or the ones with a short duct run to provide with heat two adjacent rooms. The outside and inside units of the ductless heat pump are joined with refrigerant lines that are mostly hidden in the ceilings, walls, or under a cover on the outside of the building.

There are models in which several indoor heads can be connected into one outside compressor. The latter system works according to the same principle a traditional heating system works. It requires electricity to direct hot air by compressing it. Such a model is also known as a mini split heat pump as it has smaller BTU or capacity per hour tonnage rating. There is also a split system with separate compressor that is usually located outside as well as the heat delivery unit located inside. These models are very much like traditional heating systems.

The recent benefit of this system is the usage of a newer, environmentally friendly refrigerant known as an R-410a. It requires a 110 or 220-volt AC power to operate. The amount of the necessary energy depends on the rated capacity. This model has a rather quiet fan that delivers the air by moving it more evenly to different corners of the room. You can also dry up the air with this device.

The ductless heating pump is very good for homes that have open floor plans, as every indoor head can provide the total area that is not blocked by doorways. Besides, it can be used to replace a current zonal heating system, as well as to rooms which were added to a house after constructing it. Using it you won't need to extend the current pipes or ductwork in your home or add electric resistance heaters as all rooms in your house will be properly heated or cooled. Finally, a ductless heating pump is relatively inexpensive.

Posted by Roger Windsor