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Heat Pumps & Ductless Heat Pumps

What is a Heat Pump?

A heat pump is a device that uses a small amount of energy to move heat from one location to another. Heat pumps are typically used to pull heat out of the air or ground to heat a home or office building, but they can be reversed to cool a building.

One of the biggest advantages of a heat pump over a standard heating ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) unit is that there's no need to install separate systems to heat and cool your home. Heat pumps also work extremely efficiently, because they simply transfer heat, rather than burn fuel to create it. Heat pumps work best in moderate climates, so if you don't experience extreme heat and cold in your neck of the woods, then using a heat pump instead of a furnace and air conditioner could be a good way for you to go.

The heat produced by heat pumps isn't as intense as the heat produced by a gas or oil-burning furnace. People who are used to traditional furnaces can be uncomfortable with the milder heat produced by these systems. Other people prefer the warmth produced by heat pumps, because heat pumps distribute heat evenly throughout the house, meaning there are no cold spots. A heat pump will also turn on and off less often than a gas furnace, and most systems have eliminated the blowing of cold air through the vents that used to occur when the system temporarily switched into reverse to defrost the coils.

What is a Ductless Heat Pump?

Ductless systems perform better in distributing warm or cool air to a home, making living areas more comfortable. A single indoor unit can heat and cool a large living space, making these systems are especially well suited to homes with open floor plans. A ductless heating and cooling system is a highly efficient system that can easily be installed as a new primary heat source for electrically heated homes. Ductless systems heat and cool homes for a fraction of the cost of baseboards, wall heaters, ceiling heat.

Outdoor Unit: The outdoor unit connects to the indoor-unit by 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 3-inch hole in the wall for installation, without expensive or invasive ductwork.

Indoor Unit: Indoor units are mounted strategically in order to allow for the best possible air circulation in the home or space served by the equipment.

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