Mini-split/ductless heat pumps
are great supplementary additions to homes that have ‘non-ducted', older systems like hydronic (or hot water heat), radiant panels, or wood, kerosene, and propane-burning heating systems. Mini-split/ductless heat pumps are also advantageous when it comes to expanding your home, for extending or installing distribution ductwork is inconvenient and expensive.
The primary advantages associated with mini-split/ductless heat pumps are their small and concise size, their flexibility when it comes to zoning and heating or cooling individual rooms, are rather easy to install, and avoid energy losses associated with ductwork of central air systems. Since mini-splits have no ducts, which can account for around 30% of energy consumption, they are economically beneficial as well.