Why A Ductless Mini-Split Heat Pump Makes Sense For Your Home

Why A Ductless Mini-Split Heat Pump Makes Sense For Your Home

  • Heating
ductless mini split heat pump installed above doorway

If you have an older home, it may not have the ducts necessary for central heating. This can be a problem if you consider updating your heating to a more modern furnace and duct system. However, you don’t need to worry about ducts with a ductless mini-split heat pump. Here’s why a ductless mini-split heat pump makes sense for your home.

Ductless Mini-Split Heat Pump Benefits

No ducts required

As mentioned before, the lack of central ductwork is no problem for a ductless mini-split heat pump. This means they are great options for older homes with non-ducted heat systems such as radiators, wood stoves, and others.

The fact that they are ductless also means they are great for adding heat to rooms where ductwork isn’t possible. This may be a small room, or for additions where it doesn’t make sense to try and extend the ductwork, such as a garage.


One of the luxuries of ductless mini-split heat pumps is that you can have up to four zones per outdoor unit. Typically, an indoor unit can be as far away as 50 feet from the outdoor unit. Indoor zones are also independently controlled. This means you can be more intentional about the temperature in individual rooms, saving you money.

These systems can also be tied into a room’s design much easier than other add-on systems. Because of their size, they are able to be installed on walls or even hidden within the wall or ceiling in some applications. This means you don’t have to worry about it disrupting your room’s design. 

Ease of installation

Conduit with the electrical framework, necessary tubing, and condensate drain connects the outdoor and indoor units. This conduit usually only needs a three-inch hole to pass by so installing one of these systems into your home is much less invasive than central ductwork.

Energy savings

The lack of ductwork works to your benefit again. Without it, you save the 30% energy loss you otherwise would with central ductwork. Along with Mass Save rebate incentives of up to $10,000, it just makes sense to replace your heating system with a ductless mini-split heat pump.

If you’re interested in one of these systems, please call North Shore Home Energy today, and be sure to check out our awesome reviews!

By nshec