August 2, 2019
Out of all of the home comfort technologies available today, ductless mini split heat pumps are easily among the most intriguing. Are you new to ductless mini-splits and looking to find out more about them? In this blog post, follow along with the HVAC experts at Hall Oil Gas and Electric. We will detail what you need to know about the basics of a ductless mini-split heating system.
What are Ductless Mini Split Heat Pumps?
It’s a long title to be sure, but if you break it down the picture becomes clear soon enough. Ductless heat pumps are a type of split HVAC system. This simply means that there is an indoor unit (or units – more on that later) and an outdoor unit, just as there is with a central forced-air AC or standard heat pump.
But, the major difference lies in the ductless aspect. The indoor unit of a mini-split system is a small, wall-mounted fixture that houses its own blower assembly. This means that air intake or output can be achieved right in the room. This is as opposed to needing to rely on ducts and a larger assembly located in a more traditional cabinet. The indoor unit is connected to the outdoor unit via electrical connections and a refrigerant line. Thus, completely eliminating the need for ducts.
When installing a ductless split system, a homeowner can choose to install a single indoor unit as needed. Or, you can choose to install multiple indoor units all connected to the same outdoor unit. This is referred to as a multi-split ductless heat pump.
Who is a Ductless Mini-Split Heating System Good For?
Ductless mini- and multi-split systems can be used to meet a home’s complete comfort needs just the same as a central system. Or, single units can provide an ideal solution for small area heating and cooling, such as in an office. It is also a great option for a room where duct installation is impractical.
At Hall Oil Gas and Electric, our experts often recommend ductless mini-split heat pumps for:
- Apartments and condos
- Homeowners interested in the benefits of zoning
- Homeowners looking for higher energy-efficiency
- Areas where ducts present too much of a challenge
The Biggest Benefits of Ductless Mini Split Heat Pumps
If you’re considering installing a ductless split system, you’ll want to know what advantages the system actually provides! Luckily, there are many:
Zoning and energy-efficiency.
In a multi-split ductless system a thermostat can be connected to every indoor unit, and each can be controlled separately. As a result, this means you have excellent precision in determining your comfort. You only use energy in the areas where you need it.
As is the case with any heat pump system, ductless mini-splits can provide excellent cooling and supplementary heating as needed.
Excellent system longevity.
Ductless heat pumps boast a longer average lifespan when compared to other HVAC options. This makes the overall value of a ductless mini split heating unit an excellent long-term investment.
Improved indoor air quality.
Ductless systems utilize cutting-edge filtration systems. This benefits the unit itself and protects it against wear. And, it also provides you with healthier, cleaner home air.
Whisper quiet operation.
If you’re concerned that your new wall-mounted units will be noisy, you needn’t be concerned. Ductless mini split heat pump systems are exceptionally quiet. So, they produce sound at barely audible decibel levels.
Rebates are often available for ductless mini split heat pump systems in the range of $250 to $6,400 per system. In order to discuss these rebates, it is important to understand the ins and outs of these programs. This is where you can turn to an HVAC company that is very familiar with them. Since these rebates are usually not user friendly, professionals like Hall Oil are here to walk you through it. Plus, we can even prepare the paperwork for these rebates at the conclusion of the heating installation project.
Contact Hall Oil About Ductless Mini-Split Heat Pump Services on Cape Cod
Whether you’re looking to learn more, or you’re ready to schedule a consultation, Hall Oil is here and happy to help. Our experienced and certified contractors have been providing comprehensive home heating and cooling services on Cape Cod for decades!
Whether you live in Dennis, Yarmouth, Hyannis, Mashpee, Wellfleet, Harwich, Chatham, or any other Cape Cod town, Hall Oil Gas & Electric is your go-to HVAC service provider. We can guide you to choose the best heating system for your home or business. If it’s not a ductless mini-split heating system, we also install furnaces, boilers, water heaters, oil tanks, generators, and more.
In addition, we supply heating oil all over Cape Cod – with automatic oil delivery plans available to customers. Hall Oil will track your usage and daily weather conditions to anticipate when you’re due for your next delivery. For 100 years, Hall Oil has been servicing Cape Cod’s heating needs, and we look forward to the next century. Contact us online now to schedule service or call 508-398-3831 to speak to one of our customer service representatives. Or, feel free to visit us at our South Dennis office location to learn more. We look forward to hearing from you and earning your business.