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What is a ductless heat pump and is it the right solution for you?

Ductless units are quickly becoming the go-to solution for heating and cooling needs in homes and businesses. Not only do they offer energy efficiency, but also several unique features such as cold-climate operation capabilities, whisper-like quietness, multiple temperature settings, easy maintenance, and serviceability. A1’s president, Peter Messenger, helped us to explore the advancements in ductless technology, why a homeowner in the GTA might want one, and what to look for when buying a ductless system. With this information, you can make an informed decision about whether a ductless unit is the right choice for your home or office.

What is a ductless unit?

Ductless units are the ideal solution for spaces that don’t have ductwork! With a single outdoor unit, you can enjoy up to five indoor heads, each with their own unique design – from high wall-mounted to in-ceiling and even a ducted version. Providing both heating and cooling functions, these systems provide an energy-efficient way to keep your home comfortable all year round.

Why would a homeowner in the GTA want a ductless unit?

A ductless unit is an excellent choice for homeowners in the GTA who wish to heat and cool specific areas such as home offices, home gyms and garages. Furthermore, it provides additional cooling or heating to 3rd floor or basement bedrooms, as well as serving as a viable alternative to replacing or adding a second furnace and air conditioner when performing an addition.

What are the advancements in ductless technology?

Ductless heat pump technology has advanced significantly in the past decade, offering a viable alternative to traditional back-up heating sources. Through its cold-climate operation capabilities, it can reliably heat homes down to -20 Celsius.
For non-ducted properties, ductless systems provide an ideal solution as they offer both heating and cooling while consuming less energy than electric baseboard heaters or boiler systems, thus reducing utility bills by up to half. This makes ductless technology a great choice for properties without access to traditional ductwork.

What are some of the benefits of going ductless?

The benefits of going ductless are numerous, offering homeowners the ability to control their environment through various temperature settings. This allows for more efficient energy usage as areas that are not currently in use can remain at a different temperature than the rest of the home. In addition, both the outdoor and indoor units operate with whisper-like quietness, providing a comfortable atmosphere without distracting noise. Overall, ductless systems provide a welcome solution for efficient and effective climate control.

What should a homeowner look for when buying a ductless system?

Homeowners should take into account a variety of factors when buying a ductless system. At A1, we have over a decade of experience in installing these systems and have developed an installation process that ensures the unit is installed as efficiently and aesthetically pleasing as possible while also being easy to maintain and service. We offer warranties on our parts and labour for more than one year, ensuring that our triple-certified technicians take their time and complete the installation with close attention to detail. We are also local so you can count on us being there when you need us!

If you would like more information on ductless systems or to get a no-cost, no-obligation quote, give us a call at 905-844-2949.
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