The Benefits of a Ductless Heat Pump

April 18, 2016

Many Seattle homeowners are choosing ductless heat pumps, or ductless split systems, to heat and cool their homes.  Why?  Highly efficient and effective, a ductless system is the ideal primary heating and cooling solution for your home - especially if you have electric baseboards, wall heaters or an electric furnace. Ductless heating and cooling systems are incredibly quiet and designed to provide maximum comfort, control and efficiency while cutting your electric heating costs.  

 

HOW DO DUCTLESS HEAT PUMP SYSTEMS WORK?

Ductless systems use heat pump technology to distribute warm or cool air more quietly and efficiently than traditional electric heaters. Ductless heat pumps are easily installed by a professional in usually a day, depending on the size of the system.  

 

Components of a ductless heat pump:

Outdoor unit - The outdoor unit connects to the indoor unit with a small bundle of cables, including a refrigerant line. The unit is placed outside of your home on ground level. The cables require only a three-inch hole in the wall for installation, eliminating the need for expensive and invasive ductwork.

Indoor unit - Keeping your existing heating system in place ensures bedrooms and bathrooms remain at desired temperatures, while the centrally located ductless system keeps your home’s main living areas as warm or cool as you’d like. A remote control lets you easily adjust your system's settings for maximum efficiency and comfort.

A remote control - Using a remote control allows you to easily adjust the settings for maximum comfort. 

 

BENEFITS OF A DUCTLESS SYSTEM

A ductless heat pump increases the flexibility of your home’s heating system and your ability to control the temperature. Using the ductless system as your primary heat source, you can ensure that the entire home is comfortable, even on the coldest days.

CUT YOUR UTILITY BILL

Ductless systems heat and cool homes for a fraction of the cost of baseboard, wall and ceiling heat, or electric furnaces.  A typical household can have up to 25-50% savings on electrical heating costs. 

INCREASED COMFORT

Ductless systems distribute warm or cool air more efficiently and evenly than traditional electric heaters, making your living areas more comfortable. A single indoor unit can heat and cool a large living space, making these systems especially suitable for modern homes with open floor plans.

HEATING AND COOLING IN ONE SYSTEM

Control your comfort no matter the season—your ductless system comes standard with air conditioning, providing you with year-round, energy-efficient heating and cooling.

EASY, LOW-COST INSTALLATION

Ductless systems do not require expensive and invasive ductwork, allowing you to retain the original aesthetic of your room. A ductless installation is hassle-free and can be completed easily by a technician.  

BREATHE CLEANER, HEALTHIER AIR

Air purifying filters absorb dust, pollen, germs, mildew and odor-causing gases, so allergy sufferers in your family can breathe easy. Additionally, ductless systems don’t have ducts that collect dust and mold.

INCENTIVE OPPORTUNITIES

Many local utilities are helping their customers improve their comfort with this energy-efficient alternative by offering cash incentives as high as $1,500 for ductless heating and cooling system installations. Contact us to see if utility incentives are available in your area.

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