Have you ever wondered how ductless heat pumps cool homes? In summary, they cool very well. A more detailed answer follows in this blog post. Ductless heat pumps are great air conditioning systems, but they’re also more than that. If you are thinking about investing in a new air conditioning system, make sure you consider ductless options.
However, keep in mind that even the best ductless air conditioning systems from top manufacturers are not guaranteed to give you optimal performance. This is because there are other factors at play, such as improper sizing or poor system layout. These problems can affect even the best systems. You don’t have to worry about that when you work with us. Just give us a call if you think going ductless is right for you.
How ductless heat pumps work
Why are ductless heat pumps in Bremerton, WA so desirable? One obvious benefit is that they don’t require ducts. Instead of having a central air handler with an evaporator coil, individual evaporator units are installed throughout the house. Like a traditional split central system, the units connect directly to an outdoor compressor/condenser unit.
The cooling process is similar to that of a traditional system. Refrigerant works to absorb heat in the evaporator coil, removing heat. This process occurs in that wall-mounted unit. Next, consider the fact that each of these units work independently.
Ductless heat pumps cool the areas you want
With ducted air conditioners, zone control systems can be installed. However, they don’t offer the same level of control that a ductless heat pump does. While they can modulate the amount of cooling one certain area receives, controlling a blower that cools a specific area of your home enables you to reduce energy use. You also don’t have to worry about leaky ductwork.
By running only certain blowers, the ductless system is also able to run at lower output levels. Even if you zone your home, your central system will still likely be working hard, unless you’re using a variable speed model. All of these ductless benefits lead to lower cooling costs and more comfortable living.
There’s much more!
Ductless mini splits are heat pumps. Some may want a cooling only model, but most homeowners go for the heat pump models that are able to heat and cool. By doing this, you’re able to enjoy year round comfort with one convenient system. Our mild winters are ideal for ductless heat pumps. And although ductless systems have many benefits, there are other options as well. Read more here to find out more about your cooling options: Finding The Right Air Conditioner. And make sure to schedule your air conditioning services, ductless or otherwise, with Sullivan Heating & Cooling.