Ductless heat pump systems are becoming increasingly popular here in Tacoma, WA, and with good reason. Also called ductless split systems or mini splits, these compact heating-and-cooling units offer flexibility and efficiency beyond what traditional heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems do. At Kliemann Brothers, we are installing and maintaining more of these systems than ever.
WHY ARE THEY DIFFERENT?
The most obvious difference with ductless heat pumps is they do not require ductwork—they are entirely ductless. This is the factor giving them an edge over ducted heating-and-cooling units. With only a few components to the system, you can understand why they are so flexible.
Our professionals can install these small systems almost anywhere in your home requiring heating and/or cooling, typically on a ceiling or wall. Despite their condensed size, these ductless systems are very powerful.
On top of this, they only have three main components. There is the outdoor unit—the condenser or compressor. There is the indoor unit—the air-handling unit. Then there is a small conduit connecting the two units—housing the condensate drain, suction tubing, refrigerant tubing, and power cable. A variation we often make is installing several indoor units (up to eight) that connect to the one outdoor unit, creating a zone-system setup.
WHEN WOULD YOU WANT ONE?
If you have a room or area in your home, like a garage, finished basement, addition, or even a room with uneven temperatures, where you want heating and/or cooling, a ductless would be an excellent option. You can also set up several systems throughout your home and treat them like zones, all controlled via remote control.
In addition to the flexibility and ductless advantages, these systems offer several benefits to you. The ductless heat pump affords a great cost savings overall with its energy efficiency, lack of ductwork (no energy leaks), and controlled heating and cooling, only heating and cooling exactly when and where you want it.
Another benefit to this system is improved indoor air quality. Again without ductwork, there’s no collection of particles, dust, and bacteria you can find in the ducts circulating throughout your home.
These ductless systems are also quick and easy to install since there is no ductwork involved in the installation. Once installed, they are quiet in operation, offering even temperature control in their rooms, all while boasting their environmental advantage of using green refrigerant.
WE DO IT ALL
At Kliemann Brothers Heating & Air Conditioning, we stay on top of the newest technology out there. You are in good hands when you call us to install, maintain, or repair a ductless heat pump for you. Again, we are installing and maintaining more of these systems every day. Call us at 253-537-0655 today to discuss how we can help you.
“Tami was great. She was very knowledgeable about the product. She came up with a numbers of solutions about installing a second mini split. She also spent time on the phone with PSE to see if we qualified for a rebate.”
“Thank you for sending Austin to do my yearly maintenance. This is the most complete and
comprehensive service I have experienced. He was polite, friendly and very competent with
the job he was doing. His work ethics showed as he did his job. I am very satisfied.”
– Rita D.
“Everyone who I talked with or saw was so helpful. They followed up when I called and was not sure if I was doing things correctly. Thank you all”
– Sharon O.
“Austin was great in cleaning our mini split system and also servicing our water heating unit. He was positive – gracious – and a pleasure to have in our home. He was very conscientious about making us feel comfortable with his presence and work project. He reported back to us and showed us photos that detailed the results of his cleaning process. He also graciously listened to and documented an installation issue that needed to be resolved. We hope that Austin will come for our next service appointment.”
– Andy F.
“Kliemann Brother"s installers and electricians were very polite, professional, and easy to work with on ideas. Everyone in the company whether it was the person first receiving calls to the appointment and permitting were extremely helpful and considerate. I am so impressed with this company that I would not use anyone else. Fantastic experience! Thank you all!”
– Karen E H.
“Always professional service and friendly technicians. Had an interesting problem with a mini split setup that no one had seen before. Advanced diagnostics found the cause of the issue, and the techs were able to explain it clearly, figure out a path forward, and put it all back together. Super happy to use these guys when I need anything in the HVAC system worked on.”
– Cameron E.