Ductless heat pumps (aka mini-splits) use less energy, saving you up to 50% on your monthly electric heating costs — all while giving you more control over your home’s comfort. A ductless heat pump is a highly efficient heating and cooling system using heat pump technology. They pull residual heat from the air and move it through refrigerant lines. When they are in air conditioning mode, they operate just like your refrigerator, and pull the heat from inside your house and move it outside.
Like standard central heat pumps, ductless heat pumps have two main components: an outdoor air condenser and an indoor air handler. As their name implies, they require no ductwork. This makes them a great option for replacing a heating system with poorly operating ductwork or for transitioning from baseboard, cadets, hydronic, and wood stoves. Additionally, they eliminate the possibility of losing energy while heat is being moved around through your ducts.
Ductless heat pumps operate with a filter which means that they can improve indoor air quality, unlike many of the above-mentioned modes of heating. They can also have multiple heads giving you great zonal control of where you want to heat and cool your home.