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    The Advantages of a Ductless Heat Pump

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  • The Advantages of a Ductless Heat Pump

    February 25, 2021

    advantages of a ductless heat pump

    Ductless systems are a great way to heat your home without ducts, especially if you want to keep the cooling in a singular space in your home. There are many other advantages of a ductless heat pump—keep reading this blog by the pros at American Air and Heat to find out more!

    What Exactly is a Ductless Heat Pump?

    Before we get into how great ductless heat pumps are, here is a short explanation of what ductless heat pumps are and how they work. A ductless heat pump is a type of heating and cooling system that does not require ductwork to cool or warm your home. This heat pump consists of an outdoor compressor and indoor air handler. Often, these heat pumps can be called mini-split air conditioners because they come with indoor single-room, wall-mounted air conditioners, to specifically cool or heat certain areas in your home.

    What Are the Advantages of a Ductless Heat Pump?

    Now that we have the details out of the way, let’s get into why ductless heat pumps can be a great option for your home!

    1. They Offer Single-Zone and Multi-Zone Cooling

    If you have a smaller home, apartment or sort of an open-concept home, a single-zone ductless heat pump would work perfectly for you. A single-zone heat pump basically has one indoor unit connected to one outdoor unit. It provides cooling much more efficiently than an AC utilizing a complex ductwork would. Multi-zone cooling is better for a larger building or for individual rooms in your home. This is perfect if you have a room in your home that does not get proper cooling or where your AC ductworks don’t reach. Multi-zone cooling refers to a heat pump system that has several indoor units hooked up to a single outdoor unit.

    2. Ductless Heat Pumps are Easier to Install

    Ductless heat pumps are far easier to install than a standard, central HVAC system. You can install a ductless heat pump in your existing house with very little renovation or disruption. There are many guides that can help you go through all the steps of installing this heat pump. In no time, you will be enjoying the efficient cooling these ductless heat pumps provide.

    3. Adding an AC to a Home with No Ducts? Choose Ductless

    Ductless heat pumps are a comparatively cheaper option to adding ducts to an existing home. If you want to efficiently cool your home, consider a single or multi-zone ductless option for your home.

    4. Downsizing? Go Ductless!

    Many people don’t see the point in cooling rooms that are never used. Often, people will make the mistake of covering the vents in these homes. This does more harm than good and creates a pressure imbalance in your home. A better option is add a ductless heat pump to cool specific regions in your home.

    Have any more questions about ductless heat pumps? Call American Air and Heat today at 800-421-2665 or schedule a service with us on our website!