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MrCool, What Does Ductless Heat Pump Mean?

ductless heat pump mean

People often say, “Hey, MrCool! What does ductless heat pump mean?”

I always answer, because I’m a danged nice guy.

The only time I really don’t like talking about MrCool products and technology is in the sauna. Everyone should know that you don’t ask a man a question while he’s busy trying to sweat out all his brunch booze. You keep your eyes above the waist and straight ahead.

I’m talking to you, Igor. You know what you did.

Anyway, let’s get back to ductless heat pumps.

So, What Does Ductless Heat Pump Mean?

Let’s start at the beginning.

Heat pumps are just like air conditioners with one big exception. An air conditioner can only cool, but a heat pump can cool and reverse cycle to heat too. They’re a great tool for moderate climate heating. Plus, the latest generation of energy efficient heat pumps can really help a frustrated homeowner get their utility bill under control.

So, where does ‘ductless’ fit in all that?

Ductless Technology and You!

Any modern home built in the United States is going to have air ducts as part of a central heating and air conditioning system. Imagine ducts as the blood vessels of the system, but, obviously, they don’t carry blood.

They shouldn’t anyway, unless you happen to live in the hotel from The Shining. If you do, you really should move.

Anyway, ducts are used to move conditioned air. They transport heat in winter and cold in summer. They’re pretty straightforward, and very effective at what they do.

What happens when you live in an older home built before central air systems were common?

Ductless Systems for Ductless Homes

A ductless heat pump can heat and cool without air ducts. They deliver air comfort in any room you want when space is at a premium. This means you can get great air comfort without suffering the expense of retrofitting an old house with brand new air ducts.

And that’s your answer to the question, “What does ductless heat pump mean?”

If you still don’t get it, tell me into the comments. I’ll clarify as much as possible.

After all, I’m a super nice guy.

Building Your Own Home HVAC Unit!

Have you ever tried building your own home heating and air system using nothing more than the junk in your grandmother’s garage and/or basement? No? I have. It’s way harder than you think it’s going to be. At first, sure, you make good progress, because you found a fan. Then, everybody in the neighborhood freaks after you lose control of the fire.

But whatever.

The point I’m trying to make is that building your own HVAC unit is not easy. Installing a unit you bought off the shelf is not as difficult, but it’s no walk in the park either. If you don’t know anything about how HVAC systems function, what to do with coolant lines, or the proper application of a screwdriver, you can run into some real problems. The MrCool DIY ductless mini-split heat pump takes a previously impossible task, and makes it achievable.

By pretty much anyone.

I do mean anyone. I successfully installed the prototype MrCool DIY in our main office, and there was only one fatality. He was an intern, so I don’t think it counts. If you don’t have any interns, you have nothing worry about.

Plus, with the MrCool DIY, it’s almost impossible to start a fire that will burn down your grandmother’s entire neighborhood.