Improving comfort with a ductless heat pump

I cherish the certain charm of my older home.

It features the original hardwood floors, moldings, doors and banisters.

The sizable windows allow in a good deal of sunlight and offer a appealing view but also leak air. The high ceilings trap heat and cause temperature stratification. The air duct was designed before several renovations were completed. The layout of the supply and return vents doesn’t accommodate the modern floorplan officially, then for multiple years, my fantastic friend and I struggled with the upstairs study rooms feeling boiling and sticky and the residing room feeling chilly. With a single thermostat, there was no way to target certain rooms. I looked into updating to zone control, but the air duct couldn’t support it. There was no way my spouse and I were willing to destroy the architectural integrity of our home by breaking down walls and ceilings and installing a whole modern duct system. I finally got sleepy of using window air conditioners, box fans and portable electric furnaces to compensate. I did some research and discovered ductless heat pumps. This offered the ideal solution, but a ductless system consists of an outdoor compressor that links by way of a narrow conduit to several indoor air handlers. The installation required little more than a three-inch hole in an exterior wall and created no mess or disruption. The air handlers are lightweight, compact and mounted up high on the wall, They operate quietly and deliver both heating and cooling. Because each air handler features an independent thermostat, we’re able to customize the temperature in each individual room. The ductless system allows zone control, provides energy efficient performance and has significantly improved the comfort of the home.

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