ductless heat pump questions

When someone gives you the keys to your new home, it rarely comes with a manual or resource for troubleshooting all the little issues you might face. That’s where the internet can help. When it comes to issues with your heating and cooling, here are just a few of the most common frequently asked ductless heat pump questions we’ve heard over the years, along with our advice.

Do I Really Need Maintenance And How Often?

The simple answer here is yes. You do need maintenance. Book a technician no more than once every year or two based on how often you use your heat pump.

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Is There Any Maintenance I Should Be Doing?

Yes. We’ve compiled a list of 3-4 basic things you can be doing during the year to get the most out of your heat pump. From basic things like keeping the indoor and outdoor units free from blockages to more hands-on maintenance like cleaning your air filter every couple of months or thawing any ice build-up, you can view these in a previous blog or give us a call.

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Is 1 Ductless Heat Pump Enough For My Home?

The answer here comes down to what your needs are. Larger homes often need more than 1 indoor unit to distribute warm or cool air. Average sized homes can be quite comfortable with a single well-placed unit that keeps you comfortable year-round.

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Should I Switch To A Ductless Heat Pump?

This again is based on your needs. Older homes with established ductwork for a furnace or baseboards for a boiler can be compatible with a heat pump. Heat pumps are great to give you that bit of a boost on, especially hot or cold days. Also, if there is a common area of your home that is cooler or warmer than others, placing a heat pump there could help regulate that room and give your central system a break.

Rather than heat or cool the entire home, heat pumps work by concentrating on a given area of the home. Smaller homes might place them in an open living room to distribute heating and cooling to the rest of the house, while larger homes might use a heat pump to regulate a specific room. It’s all up to you!

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Are Ductless Heat Pumps Really Quieter?

Yes, they are. Unlike a furnace that might sound prominent as it turns on and pushes air throughout your home, a heat pump is noticeably quieter. It doesn’t need to run as hard as a furnace since it only works to heat or cool a given area. Often, homeowners will have it installed right outside a living room without ever needing to adjust the volume on their TV when relaxing.

Didn’t Find The Answer In Our Frequently Asked Ductless Heat Pump Questions?

No problem, just give our experts a call at 416-921-0000. We have more than 30 years of experience, so diagnosing an issue over the phone or dispatching a technician won’t be a problem.