We get pretty cold during the winter in Columbus, OH, making it very necessary to have a reliable heating system in our homes. Ductless heating can offer you the ability to have very efficient heat without needing to install expensive ductwork or needing fossil fuels. A heating system without ducts or fuel? The key to the system is the heat pump technology, which we’ll explain more about below.

How a Heat Pump Works

Heat pumps work by transferring heat from one location to another. During the summer, they act just like air conditioners: they absorb the heat in your home and transfer it to the outdoors. The opposite happens in the winter: the heat pump absorbs the available heat in the in air, concentrates it, then disperses it to your home.

With a ductless system, the outdoor unit of the system is almost the same as that of a traditional air conditioning system, except for one thing: the heat pump technology. The indoor ductless blowers are connected to the outdoor unit via a conduit in an exterior wall. This conduit contains a power cord, the condensate line and a refrigerant line. This connection allows the system to provide the heating (and cooling) you need.

Why Choose a Ductless System?

There are a few reasons why people choose ductless heating systems:

  • Very good energy efficiency – we mentioned above that ductless system don’t use any fossil fuels at all, which is an energy savings in itself, and you don’t have to worry about losing air with ductwork with this kind of system.
  • Longer lifespan – furnaces and boilers last an average of 15 years while ductless system, thanks to the heat pump technology, last 20-25.
  • Easily expandable – a single outdoor unit can support up to four indoor blowers. As long as your outdoor unit can support another blower, all that’s needed to expand your heating and cooling system is another indoor blower.

Wondering if a ductless heating system is a good match for your home? Call the pros at Quality Air Heating and Air Conditioning today!