A ductless mini-split heat pump gives you the flexibility of heating and cooling one room or one area of your building through a single central air unit. This type of pump contains an indoor component (evaporator) and an outdoor unit (condenser) that work together to regulate the temperature.
Ductless mini-split heat pumps are most often used in sunrooms and additions, where the controlled air from a centralized HVAC unit may not reach efficiently. Since you're controlling a small section of your home, you're better able to regulate the temperature, thus saving you on your heating and cooling. Some of the advantages include:
The ability to heat and cool just the specific area
Remote control functionality
The use of less energy (9,000 or 12,000 BTUs compared to 18,000 BTUs of a standard HVAC unit)
Easier retrofitting due to a smaller opening being required
Reduced efficiency loss from less duct usage
Inverter air conditioners are more economical, quieter and easier to operate compared to conventional units. They also allow for greater temperature extremes and added customization.
Units can accommodate lower outdoor temperatures by using a larger heat exchanger and higher capacity compressor. Systems can operate down to - 20ºC
You only need a 3 to 4 inch opening to install a ductless mini-split heat pump. This makes this only a minor renovation job, as opposed to having to replace entire sections of the outdoor wall for a standard HVAC replacement/upgrade.
Call LD Plumbing & Heating today to learn more about ductless mini-split heat pumps.