Some Little-Known Benefits of Ductless Heat Pumps

ductless-mini-split-in-roomWe strongly encourage the installation of heat pumps in the Willamette Valley. The reason is that our climate is ideal for taking full advantage of the benefits of a heat pump: always enough cooling power to handle the summers, and immense energy savings during winters when it never gets cold enough to create an efficiency drop. (Heat pumps in the colder climates of the Midwest often lose energy efficiency when the temperature plunges far below freezing.)

For most customers who are considering installing a heat pump, we also recommend they look at getting a ductless heat pump as an alternative to the standard central heat pump that uses ductwork. Going ductless isn’t ideal for all homes, but offers some additional advantages, such as further boosting energy efficiency, providing an opportunity for homes without ductwork to abandon those ugly, inefficient window units, and giving a home the power of zone control.

We’ve talked about some of the big benefits of a ductless installation before, but here are some lesser-known ones to think about when you’re considering a new ductless heat pump in Lebanon, OR.

  • Quieter Operation: If you’re thinking of getting rid of window ACs, you’ll discover that ductless systems operate much quieter. All of the components of the air conditioner are housed in a window unit, including two fans and the compressor. The ductless units only have a single fan, reducing the general noise to a whisper.
  • Fewer Allergy Symptoms: Grass allergies can be a nightmare here in the Willamette Valley during the warmer parts of the year. You can lower the amount of pollen floating around your house with air purifiers and air filters. But a ductless system gives you a head start on the problem because there are no ducts that can collect those allergens and keep them circulating. Ductless systems are the cleanest forced-air heating and cooling systems available.
  • Quick Installation: Please don’t misunderstand us—you can’t do the installation of a ductless heat pump on your own as a DIY project. But you can expect it to be a fast job when the professionals do it, with little disruption to your home. It takes only a few hours to have a full ductless heat pump system installed—and it’ll be good for many years.
  • Lower Carbon Footprint: Because ductless systems have great energy efficiency thanks to the smaller motors and because not every single unit needs to run at once, they lower the carbon footprint of a home. So while you’re saving money, you’re also helping the environment.

Of course, the big question with ductless heat pumps is whether they’re a good choice for your home. The best way to find out is to talk to our HVAC experts. If you’re considering making a big change with your HVAC system this year, getting rid of an old AC and heater, a heat pump should be on the top of your shopping list. And a ductless heat pump? That may be just the thing!

Give us a call today and experience our company’s exceptional customer service. Midway Mechanical Inc. has served the Willamette Valley for more than 40 years.

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