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The Ductless Mini-Split Heat Pump: How It Works

Salt Lake City Ductless Mini – Split Heat Pump

Blog Highlights

  • The ductless mini-split heat pump is a small unit that you can install anywhere
  • This method of heating and cooling has become very popular because it allows owners to control the temperature of individual rooms
  • Overall the ductless heat pump is far more efficient than the traditional HVAC systems

If you live in Salt Lake City or Park City, it may be time to consider the ductless mini-split heat pump unit. It’s a great choice, especially if you need to replace an old furnace or AC unit. The ductless mini-split heat pump is a small unit that you can install anywhere. It is ductless and uses a heat pump to heat and cool your home.

You can purchase a ductless mini-split unit that performs as an air conditioner only, but investing in the heat pump component, allows you to regulate your home’s temperature every season.

What It Is

Traditionally heating and cooling your home required large pieces of equipment and lots of ducts. The ductless mini-split changes that. These compact, efficient units are installed in each room you want to heat or cool. A small hose leads through the floor or wall to an outside unit. This unit holds the compressor and fan which heat or cool the air as needed.

Benefits

This method of heating and cooling has become very popular because it allows owners to control the temperature of individual rooms. Some rooms you might want to keep warm and cozy and others more cool. When you’re not using a room, you can turn the unit off completely, saving energy and money. One outdoor unit can service up to eight indoor units, allowing for lots of flexibility.

Overall the ductless heat pump is far more efficient than the traditional HVAC systems. Systems that use duct work lose up to 30% of their energy through leaks, cracks, and faulty insulation. Additionally, it maintains a more consistent air temperature and flow than an HVAC system.  While a forced-air unit blasts heated air through your home at around 100 degrees, the heat pump blows hotter air, closer to 120 degrees, and releases it continuously.

A large contributing factor to the heat pumps energy efficiency is it’s ability to take heat from the air outside and move it into your home. It does not waste energy heating or cooling air itself. In the summer, the heat pump gathers and expels heat from inside your home to the outdoors. Ultimately, they are more economical because they simply use energy to move air, not to change its temperature.

Another added benefit is that the ductless mini-split heat pump serves as a dehumidifier. During the summer when the pump is running, it can help keep your home dry. Some models may work as a dehumidifier even when not running the AC.

Are you ready to install your Ductless Mini-Split Heat Pump? Call us today!