How Do I Choose Between a Ductless and Ducted Heat Pump?

If you are planning to change your HVAC system during the fall, one of the choices you may run into is whether you should go with a standard system that uses ductwork or switch to the increasingly popular ductless mini split heat pump. Usually, this debate comes up when you’re doing renovations to your house that will remove an old set of ducts, giving you the option of either putting in new ducts or bypassing ductwork entirely.

If you’re only looking for a heating installation this fall and plan to use your existing ducts, talk to us about our furnace installation services in Gilbert, AZ. We offer both gas and electric furnaces.

Let’s take a look at the two heat pump choices to see when it’s best to go with a ducted system or a ductless one.

Choose a ducted system when…

  • Your installer advises it. Always call our professionals first for expert advice!
  • Your home has pre-existing ducts. If you aren’t tearing out the old ductwork, it’s a good idea to keep making use of it. Our team can quickly hook up a new heat pump to current ductwork.
  • Air circulation is an issue. One of the advantages of using a standard ducted heat pump or air conditioner is their excellent air circulation. Ductless systems can sometimes create stagnant air in rooms.
  • You don’t like the look of air handlers. Ductless mini splits work through air handlers mounted in the various rooms. Although designed to appear inconspicuous, some homeowners may simply not like the look.

If you’re interested in other ways to save money with your HVAC system, contact us for an energy audit in Tempe, AZ.

Choose a ductless system when…

  • Your installer advises it. We can’t emphasize enough the importance of relying on experienced professionals.
  • There’s not enough room for ducts. If you’re renovating to increase available space, such as allowing for higher ceilings, then there simply won’t be enough space to put in ducts.
  • You want improved air quality. Ductless systems are fantastic for cutting down on dust circulating around the house. This can be critical if there are people in your home who suffer from asthma and allergies.
  • You want zone heating and cooling. The different air handlers in a ductless system operate independently of each other. You only need to run heating and cooling in the rooms that need it.

Our team of home comfort specialists are glad to answer any questions you may have regarding outfitting your house with the finest in heating and cooling, whether a ducted or ductless system.

Magic Touch Mechanical Mesa offers great heating and cooling installations in Phoenix, AZ. Call us today to experience our award-winning customer service first-hand. We look forward to exceeding your expectations!