Ductless Heat Pumps

Advantages of Going Ductless

Ductless heat pumps offer Victoria home owners and rental apartment owners an economical heating and cooling solution that is hard to beat. In addition to all the benefits of a regular heat pump, ductless systems can be installed in virtually any space without the use of air ducts, making them much easier and more affordable to install.

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Lower installation cost

Ductless systems don’t need expensive and invasive ductwork, so you can retain the height of ceilings and look of rooms. Installation is as simple as mounting indoor and outdoor units, hooking up a refrigerant line through a three-inch opening in the wall or ceiling, and making a few electrical connections. Most installations can be completed in as little as one day.

Room-by-room cooling

Unlike conventional heat pumps, ductless systems consist of an outdoor condenser unit and one or more indoor air-handling units, called “heads”. Indoor heads are typically mounted high on a room wall or in a recessed ceiling covering, enabling each room to be heated and cooled independently.

Quieter Operation

Due to their smaller size and high efficiency, ductless heat pumps tend to be much quieter than conventional heat pumps. Coastal Heat Pumps has tested all the top ductless brands, and we’ve found this to be consistent across the board.

Where to use ductless

To replace baseboard heaters

Ductless systems are ideal for replacing or supplementing inefficient electric baseboard, wall or ceiling units, wood stoves, and other space heaters such as propane or kerosene. A cost effective electric heat conversion in a small house might consist of a ductless system serving the main living area, while leaving existing electric baseboards in bedrooms and bathrooms for supplementary heat when needed.

In garden suites, basement suites, and room additions

A ductless system can also be a great solution when a room is added onto a house or an attic is converted to living space. Rather than extending the home’s existing duct work  or adding electric resistance heaters, a ductless system can provide efficient heating and cooling at a lower operational cost.

In new construction

New home designs can be adapted to take advantage of the many benefits of a ductless heating and cooling system. One or more systems might be installed in various “zones” of the house to simplify installation and minimize refrigerant line length.

The importance of professional installation

Qualified ductless heat pump installers are not easy to find. Installers must know how to correctly size each indoor head and determine the best locations. Under-sizing can cause the units to run continuously, wasting energy and wearing out the compressor prematurely. Over-sizing or incorrect placement of the heads can result in short cycling and temperature fluctuations.