What Is a Ductless Heat Pump?
In the winter, ductless heat pumps, or ductless mini-splits, keep you warm and toasty by efficiently transferring heat from outside your home to the inside using refrigerant. In the summer, ductless heat pumps remove heat from inside your home and transfer it outside to keep you cool no matter how high the temperature gets outside.
Ductless heat pumps leverage existing energy in the outside air to give you more energy than you put into it. And by transferring heat using refrigerant, ductless heat pumps avoid the efficiency losses of duct systems which tend to leak energy as they move air through a house.
Inside your home, a ductless heat pump circulates air to evenly distribute warm and cool air throughout its zone. With more advanced units, Intelligent Eye technology scans for human occupancy and adjusts the temperature to meet occupancy. Some offer the option of directing airflow toward you or away from you, depending on whether you want to feel a cool breeze or simply bask in a perfectly regulated temperature. The most advanced units can even perform a thermal scan of the zone and direct air to specific cold or warm spots accordingly.
Ductless heat pump installation
We can install the indoor unit of your ductless heat pump to meet almost any need. Some units mount high on the wall, some mount low on the wall like traditional radiators, some mount in the ceiling. And if you have a good duct system in place, there are units that can sit in the ductwork to take the place of your furnace.
Using a ductless heat pump
Every ductless heat pump model includes a hand-held remote control to help you easily adjust the temperature. Many systems include optional smart phone apps and modern wall thermostats that let you adjust your system on the way home or change the temperature in the master bedroom without getting up from the couch.
Sizing Is Key
Cascade Ductless takes extra care to find the correct size and location for your ductless heat pump. If a system is too small for your needs, it won’t supply enough heating and cooling for your home. If the system is too large, it will cycle on and off too frequently, decreasing efficiency. By making sure your unit is just right for your home, we’ll make sure you enjoy the best system efficiency while decreasing wear and tear on the unit. To confirm you’re getting a perfectly sized and located unit, we always perform a load calculation on your home and situate the indoor unit where it can circulate air evenly throughout its specified zone.