Ductless mini split heat pump is ideal for homes, businesses or even companies looking for an economical way to retrofit an existing non-vented heating system into their homes or offices. Non-vented heating systems include central heating systems like hot water heating, hot water collectors, and overhead heaters using kerosene, wood, or oil. These systems do not have ducts in the building for the ventilation of the exhaust gases and they rely on the thermal mass of the building’s interior to maintain a constant room temperature.
These types of systems are often referred to as “air-source heat pump” or “down draft” heat pump because of the source of power used to transfer the heat generated by the heating element. There are two types of such units – ductless and vented – and their primary uses are as either an alternative to traditional furnaces and boilers or as an additional component in new construction.
Mini split heat pump uses ductless technology, which means it utilizes the same physical system for transferring heat from the outside environment to the indoor environment without any duct work. This makes it cost effective and energy efficient. They do not need duct work because the air is already flowing through the pipes from the main source of power. The only thing required is to install the necessary venting or exhaust system to the attic or another area where the air can be exhausted.
Mini split heat pump uses electricity to heat the air passing through the ducts without any type of furnace or air conditioning system. A small amount of voltage is required to set up the device and it is usually obtained through the use of a transformer. It does not require any filter to operate effectively and therefore is considered to be air that is free of any dust, debris or other foreign matter. The device’s name comes from the fact that it operates like a traditional air conditioner, wherein the temperature rises after it has passed through the cooling coil. However, the difference lies on the fact that there is no heat exchanger and therefore there is a circulation of air and thus a continuous heating process.
With this kind of heating unit, you will only require a single duct for the supply of air to the entire house. The cost involved for running such a unit is very low compared with the conventional unit, especially since it does not need any filters and combustion components for its operation. The amount of electricity that you will need to run the unit is also much less, making it a greener option.
There are some factors, however, that you should keep in mind in order to make the installation process simple and easy. The first one is the location of your house. The distance between the central heating and the cooling system should be at least three times the size of the mini split heat pump itself. This means that if you have a small room, then the distance between the ductwork and the unit will have to be increased. The second point to consider is the size of the ducts. You should ensure that they are appropriately sized for the unit.