All About Ductless

In this blog, I will explain what a ductless heat pump is, and why you might want to consider getting one for your home in Nanaimo.

What is a Ductless Heat Pump?

A ductless heat pump is what it sounds like. It’s a heat pump that operates without having ductwork in your home. Instead, it has a small indoor unit transferring the heat or cold air through your space or home. If you’re unsure of how a heat pump works, no worries, we will have another post about that shortly. The short of it is this: Heat pumps use electricity and refrigerant to move heat from one place to another. Normally, a heat pump would be paired with a furnace, which would also be connected to air ducts throughout your home. Unfortunately, a lot of homes in Nanaimo don’t have ductwork. Ductless heat pumps are applicable to other situations too, not just ones without ductwork.

Applications of Ductless Heat Pumps:

Ductless heat pumps are very versatile. They have a single outdoor unit, which can house anywhere from 1-5 indoor units. You can have more outdoor and indoor units, but most applications in Nanaimo won’t require this.  Each indoor unit is independent of each other, meaning you can have a different temperature in each room if you’d like. They each have full control of your home’s temperatures.

We’ve installed ductless heat pumps in Nanaimo in many situations. Some homeowners want them to heat/cool their whole home. Some others just want to add one to their garage. No matter what you want them for, they are so versatile.

Benefits of Ductless Heat Pumps

There are so many benefits to ductless heat pumps. First off, they require no major renovations. The contractor only has to drill a small hole to the outside for the pipe and wires to go through, that’s it. They offer great flexibility since they can be individually controlled, giving you personalized comfort. Plus, if you’re like me and suffer from allergies, ductless heat pumps filter the air continuously, and the filter is super easy to clean.

The best part about owning a ductless heat pump is the cost savings. These machines are so energy efficient and so powerful. They operate like a car on the freeway using cruise control. Only ramping up when it needs to, and when it reaches that desired speed it calms back down just enough to maintain it. Old technology operates like a truck in the city: starting and stopping frequently; burning more gas than required.

We had a customer recently that switched from oil to a ductless system and they found they were saving almost 70% to heat their home, plus it also offers air conditioning! 

The numbers speak for themselves. Why not harness BC’s clean energy and save money while doing so? But wait… There’s more! Right now you could be earning up to $3,000 back on your ductless heat pump through provincial rebates which you can find here

Another great thing about ductless heat pumps is their quiet operation. They actually produce less noise than the average library and are more than twice as quiet as normal speech. Below is a video to show you!


Now that you know more about how a ductless heat pump might help your home in Nanaimo, feel free to read more about them on our ductless heat pump page. We hope you found this blog helpful, and next time your thinking about upgrading your home, consider adding a ductless heat pump.