Learn How a Ductless Heat Pump Works
When you’re ready to replace your Lewes, DE, area home’s heating system, you’ll have a lot of options. If you’re designing a new home, adding onto your existing home or updating an older home, a ductless heat pump could be an option. These systems don’t require air ducts like other types of forced-air heating systems. Read on to learn how a ductless heat pump works so that you can make an informed decision about which heating system to choose.
Transfer of Heat Energy
Like other types of heat pumps, ductless heat pumps work by transferring heat from one place to another. In the winter, they transfer heat from the outdoor air into your home. In the summer, they transfer heat and humidity out of your home and release it to the outdoors. They do this with a chemical refrigerant and a series of indoor and outdoor coils.
Distribution of Air
In the winter, the outdoor unit absorbs heat from the air. The refrigerant transfers it to the indoor unit that’s mounted on your wall. The indoor unit has a small blower. The blower pushes air across the warm coil, spreading the heat into your living area. In the summer, the indoor unit absorbs heat from your home’s air. The refrigerant cycles the air to the outdoor unit and releases the heat.
The indoor unit has a self-contained thermostat. The thermostat triggers a heating or cooling cycle. The unit also contains a small air filter. This air filter needs monthly cleaning. Because there are no ducts, there’s no need to worry about duct cleaning or air vents. Ductless heat pumps are up to 30% more efficient than a traditional heat pump that uses ducts for air distribution.
Sabrs is the trusted installer of ductless heat pumps in Lewes. We’re also your go-to source for heating and air conditioning maintenance, repair, replacement and installation services. Homeowners also turn to us for helpful indoor air quality solutions. For more details about how ductless heat pumps work, give us at Sabrs a call today.