WHAT IS A DUCTLESS HEAT PUMP?
A ductless heat pump is usually referred to as a heat pump mini split system. A heat pump mini split is a product that delivers both cool and warm air to a single room, or several rooms, where ductwork isn’t possible or wanted. Ductless mini-split systems are a great option for new additions, sunrooms, garages or areas of the home that need climate control all year round.
HOW DOES A DUCTLESS HEAT PUMP WORK?
A ductless heat pump works just like a conventional split system heat pump in that it has an indoor unit and an outdoor unit (hence the name mini split system). Unlike a bulky and ugly window air conditioner or space heater, a mini split heat pump can be conveniently mounted to a wall, ceiling or placed in the floor so it stays out of the way and doesn’t detract from your room's decor. All you need to do is cut a small hole into the wall leading out to the outdoor unit where air is expelled and recirculated. After that, a ductless heat pump works just like a traditional heat pump - just without the expensive and obtrusive ductwork.
OTHER TYPES OF MINI-SPLIT SYSTEMS
Ductless systems come in several varieties. In addition to ductless heat pumps, there are ductless air conditioners as well as ductless zoning systems that allow you to tie several rooms together.
DUCTLESS HEAT PUMP MAINTENANCE
A ductless heat pump maintenance schedule is pretty much the same as a traditional heat pump. For maintenance advice and troubleshooting tips, check out our ductless systems maintenance guide.