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What are the advantages of using a ductless heat pump?

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A ductless heating pump, or mini split system, offers users a variety of benefits, which include energy efficiency, easy installation and utmost flexibility. A mini split system is also environmental friendly and better at heating individual zones than other heat pumps.

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A mini-split heat pump has small-sized air devices. This means they can be placed in many places inside the house. For example, users can opt to fix the system to a wall, suspend it from a ceiling or mount it into a drop ceiling. These increased placement options make a ductless heat pump highly flexible.

Because they have no ducts, mini split systems are energy efficient. Ducts consume a lot of energy, especially if they are in unconditioned zones or spaces such as attics.

Installation of ductless heat pumps is very easy. Users simply mount the outdoor/indoor units, connect refrigerant lines and make a number of electrical connections. These systems only require a 3-inch opening in the ceiling or wall.

Mini-splits are highly effective when heating individual zones or rooms within the home. A ductless heat pump has adjustable air-handling units that only heat the currently occupied zones. This is unlike the traditional heating systems that provide heat uniformly throughout home. Better heating of individual zones helps users save substantially on energy costs throughout the year.

These systems are eco-friendly. Ductless heat pumps always disperse clean air, making them healthy to the user and the environment. The fact that they are energy-efficient also makes them green.

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