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The Advantages of Ductless Heat Pumps

When considering heat pumps, ductless heat pumps are becoming more popular for many reasons. These units work just as well as traditional systems with the obvious exception of a major factor – ductless heat pumps are energy efficient. This is a big advantage when you consider how expensive energy is in this day and age with our reliance on fossil fuels. The price of gas alone is enough to make some people pull away from an energy-saving solution. Luckily, ductless heat pumps have proven to be an excellent energy-efficient alternative.

As with most things ductless heat pumps operate on the principles of the air-conditioning system – heat enters the ductless condensing system, the condenser coils warm up the incoming air, the refrigerant travels down the condenser and then returns to the compressor where it is re-heated and compressed once more. This is essentially the same process that happens in your refrigerators at home – warm air enters the refrigerator and is compressed then heated by the compressor’s heat. The only difference is that the refrigerant is now colder so it is returned to the compressor where it is reheated and compressed once more. This continual cycle continually cools the incoming air and warms it up before being released into the home. This continuous cycle results in you getting less air conditioner use and higher energy bills. The end result is a lower cost to run your cooling and heating systems.

In Canada, there are many areas that are difficult to reach or have extreme climates that require energy efficiency. Fortunately, there are options. Ductless heat pumps are ideal for these difficult to reach or extreme climates because they can be installed anywhere in Canada. In fact, some homeowners choose to install ductless heat pumps in areas that have harsh winters simply because they offer a cost-effective, efficient, and environmentally friendly solution.

Not only can ductless heat pumps offer an economically efficient heating and cooling system, but they also offer a money-saving benefit because they are energy efficient. If you are wondering what this means, it basically means that they will save you money on your energy bill. Not only will they save money on your energy bill they will also reduce your utility bills. When you are choosing your cooling system, you should consider not only the size and type of unit but also the cost per kilowatt-hour (kWh) of energy that it uses. Ductless systems do not use any electricity so when it is installed on your energy consumption will drop significantly. You may even see a decrease in your electric bill as well.

Although ductless heat pumps do an excellent job of keeping your home comfortable, they have another advantage which is to save you money. If your central heating system is not efficient or if you are living in an area that receives extreme temperatures, ductless heat pumps can help alleviate some of these problems. In extremely hot areas like Las Vegas and Phoenix, air conditioners may be required in order to survive. But by using an air-source cooler you may find that you can go on living in your home while enjoying temperatures that would kill most people in the more moderate climates.

It is important to note that ductless heat pumps do not remove heat from your indoor air. They simply transfer that heat into your outdoor air. This is why they are perfect for cooling walkways in your yard and for warming up your pool. They can even be used for outdoor fireplace areas. No matter what you are looking for you should be able to find a system that works for you.