You may or may not have heard the term heat pump before, and if you assumed that it has something to do with providing heat for your home then you’re on the right track. A heat pump is a ductless unit that can be installed in any home or office to either be the sole source of heat of to supplement the existing heating system.
In a nutshell, a heat pump looks like a ductless air conditioner and functions in a very similar way, with similar components. A heat pump has an external condenser unit as well as an internal air handler unit. These units are connected with a series of cables and wires through a hole in an exterior wall that’s only a few inches wide. There is literally no necessary construction for the installation of a ductless heat pump other than drilling that hole.
How Does A Heat Pump Work?
The external condenser unit basically strips the air outside of all the heat energy it can and transfers it to the interior of your home via the air handler unit. We won’t bore you with the details of this process, but it’s very cool and great technology. Heat pumps become less efficient the colder the air is outside because there is less heat energy and they have to work harder to create heat, but overall they’re very efficient systems.
A Heat Pump Is Also A Ductless Air Conditioner
On top of all the magical heat that a heat pump can produce, these ductless units can also be used as ductless air conditioners in the summer. While they contain all the technology necessary to create hear for your home or business, they also come ready to cool you down in the Spring, Summer and Fall.
Overall, these ductless units are an affordable way to add heat to any space you need. They’re very efficient and with annual maintenance they are also very reliable. For more information about heat pumps or for a free installation or maintenance estimate contact us today: 647 547 9207.