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Learn More About Ductless HVAC and Heat Pumps

REDZ: Serving Connellsville, Scottdale, and Surrounding Areas


Are You Looking to Install a More Efficient HVAC System?

This month we’re going to explore the benefits of ductless HVAC and heat pumps for Southwestern PA residents. When looking to install a more efficient heating or cooling system, you may wonder what will work best. Do you really want to spend the money on a brand new central air system or furnace? Your existing HVAC equipment may not even be that old. What if we told you there was a different way to increase efficiency without redoing your existing HVAC system?

Standard and ductless heat pumps are two ways to increase the efficiency of your HVAC system. Both homes and businesses can benefit from adding a standard or ductless heat pump to their space.


The Different Between Ductless HVAC and Heat Pumps

The obvious difference between a standard heat pump and a ductless heat pump is how they provide the air. Ductless HVAC systems, as the name suggests, do not require existing ductwork. The indoor unit hooks to the wall, while the outdoor compressor pulls in or pushes out warm air. This allows the unit to work year-round.

Standard heat pumps have a similar effect, though they do require ducts to move the air. What makes both models so efficient is that they do not actually generate the heat or cool air. The compressor moves air from inside and outside, or vice versa. Both models can keep your home or business comfortable in the hot and cold months. Energy Star-rated ductless systems can be up to 60 percent more efficient than other HVAC equipment.

Please be aware, however, that heat pumps can only work until about 32 degrees Fahrenheit. Once temperatures get below freezing, they will need the assistance of a furnace, boiler, or other heating system. Using heat pumps can take the brunt of the work from your less efficient equipment until necessary.


Standard Heat Pumps Work Great for Connellsville-Area Homes

Standard heat pumps are a great addition for Connellsville-area homes and businesses. As we mention above, they can take the load off of your furnace or boiler. Instead of constantly running in chilly fall temperatures, the heat pump can provide comfortable heat. This saves you on having to fill your oil tanks multiple times, and can get energy costs.


Ductless HVAC Adds Convenience to Your Heating and Cooling System

Ductless HVAC units are a popular choice for homes, offices, and even industrial buildings. They are quiet and mounted on the wall, keeping them out of the way. Ductless systems are great for those looking to downsize their system or to add to an addition without ductwork.

Keep in mind that ductless systems can only heat or cool so much space. If you have a multi-story home or business, you will need multiple indoor units to reach each floor.


Ductless HVAC and Heat Pumps Also Require Maintenance

Like all HVAC systems, heat pumps require regular maintenance to keep them in working order. Be sure to trust a professional to handle maintenance or any repairs. Heat pumps and ductless HVAC units are very intricate. One wrong move can cause more damage, and can even void a warranty.

Some common heat pump maintenance can include, but is not limited to:

  • Check coolant levels
  • Remove ice buildup from the condenser
  • Check/change filters
  • Check the thermostat
  • Inspect ducts
  • Clean/check coils
  • Look for any leaks
  • Lubricate motors
  • Check belts
  • Test air flow


Energy.gov recommends having professional heat pump service annually. This can save you from expensive repairs later on. Trust REDZ to properly service your heat pump in the Scottdale, PA, area and beyond. It’s important to be aware, however, that emergency service is not usually needed for heat pumps. We recommend using a backup system.


What Will it Be: a Standard or Ductless Heat Pump?

Now that you know a little more about ductless and standard heat pumps, which will you choose? Both options can completely transform your existing HVAC system. While the initial installation cost may cause you to look the other way, consider the costs you will save over time.

REDZ Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing can properly install both ductless and standard heat pumps in your home or business. Reach out today for an estimate or to learn more about our quality HVAC products.


Call REDZ Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing for Heat Pumps

REDZ Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing offers standard and ductless heat pumps for Connellsville, Scottdale, and the surrounding areas. When looking to make your HVAC system more efficient, make our team your first call. We offer quality heat pumps and ductless HVAC units for the bets results. Watch your energy bills go down while keeping your home or business comfortable year-round.

Like all HVAC equipment, heat pumps will require maintenance and the occasional repair. Let the technicians at REDZ handle it all! We work with home and business owners throughout the Southwestern PA region.


For more information on heating work, furnace installation, or any of our quality HVAC services, give REDZ Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing a call at (724) 208-3090. Our team will be happy to talk to you about ductless HVAC and heat pumps.