Traditionally, heat pumps required duct work to distribute air throughout the house. In recent years, new technology has allowed use of heat pumps with an indoor wall mounted unit to move air, which eliminates the need for ductwork. We use the term “mini-split”, or “ductless split” for these units. Without having ductwork to distribute air, we have more of a localized heating and cooling effect. Generally these systems can provide 50-90% of the home’s annual heating needs. They are more affordable than the ducted systems, but still require the existing main source of heat to be used in the home in colder weather. Plus, they do a great job of efficiently and quietly cooling the house compared to window mounted air conditioners.
Noise is remarkably low from both the outdoor and indoor unit. The only maintenance is periodic cleaning small filters in the indoor unit and to ensure the outdoor unit has the snow kept clear around it.
We are proud to sell the Daikin brand. These units have a 12 year warranty on parts, and 10 years (limited) on labour. Daikin is Japanese and are the largest manufacturer of HVAC equipment in the world and have been manufacturing equipment for 90 years. Complete with built-in self diagnostics, we feel this is the only brand for us to confidently offer our customers.
Figure 1A shows how the outdoor unit looks in a typical installation. Notice the white conduit mounted on the house. It contains the piping and wiring that connects the indoor and outdoor unit.
Figure 1B shows two outdoor units. One is connected to an indoor unit on the main floor of the house and the other is connected to an indoor unit in the basement.
Figure 1C shows a typical indoor unit. Air is drawn in the top and is discharged as cool air or warm air out of the bottom.
Please give us a call for pricing and the best option for your home. We offer financing options through Nova Scotia Power’s financing program with attractive interest rates and 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, or 10 year terms. Payments are simply added to your power bill. In many cases, the monthly payments are offset by the savings our systems offer.
For more brand information follow this link: https://daikinatlantic.ca/.