What is a ductless heating system?
A ductless heating system (or ductless heat pump) is a zoned heating system that does not utilize ducts to distribute air throughout a home. These highly-efficient, electricity-driven systems combine an outdoor compressor with an indoor air handler. Ductless heating systems collect air from outside the house, compress it using a refrigerant, and transfer it inside the house as warm air.
What are the benefits of a ductless heating system?
Ductless heating systems are some of the most cost-effective and efficient heating systems you can have in your home. These systems typically have very high Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) and Heating Seasonal Performance Factor (HSPF) ratings. In fact, it’s estimated that ductless heat pumps use up to 50% less energy than standard heating systems, helping the environment and saving on energy bills.
Other benefits include:
- The ability to easily control the temperature in multiple zones in your house
- They successfully distribute air evenly throughout a house, creating a very comfortable environment
- They have a long lifespan. A well-maintained system can last over 20 years.
- Due to their highly efficient nature, they qualify for State Tax Credits.
Is a ductless heating system right for me?
- Does your home still have baseboard heating?
- Do you rely on space heaters, wood stoves or other types of heaters to keep warm?
- Do you have large living areas in your house?
Then you may want to consider upgrading to a ductless heating system!
Ductless heating systems were first invented in Japan in the 1970’s and have been used in the United States since the ’80’s.