Ductless Heat Pumps in Ottawa

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When the cold weather hits Ottawa, homeowners start scrambling to figure out how to warm up their spaces efficiently. Ductwork can be a pain, and cranking up the heat can lead to outrageous utility bills.

Want to know which models we carry?

Many locals are finding a better solution with ductless heat pumps from Climate Works. These bad boys pull heat from the chilly outdoor air, even when it’s below freezing, and pump it inside your rooms. The systems use an outdoor unit attached to compact wall- or ceiling-mounted indoor air handlers – no ductwork required!

Ductless Heat Pumps

Top brands like Mitsubishi, Fujitsu and LG are available. The team at Climate Works knows their stuff when it comes to selecting and installing the right sized system to keep each room at the perfect temp. Ductless heat pumps are minimally invasive and provide customized comfort and control.

No Ductwork? No Problem!

Incredibly quiet, sleek and energy-efficient, ductless split systems are the smart way to cool rooms without ductwork—even those without windows or exterior walls.

Each indoor unit is individually controlled for room-by-room comfort. The ductless mini split heat pump mounts on any interior wall, including ones without windows.

If you have one or more rooms without exterior walls or windows, a wall-mounted ductless split system will work beautifully. The indoor head is sleek, unobtrusive and quiet. You need only a couple inches of clearance from the ceiling, so you’ll have lots of placement options.

All ductless heat pumps in Canada come with a remote control, so even units high on the wall are easy to operate. There’s also an optional wired, wall-mounted controller for models over 18000 Btu.

Choose from single-zone HVAC system, single-zone heat pumps that cool and heat, and multi-zone heat pumps that individually cool and heat multiple rooms. All these ductless split models exceed federal energy-efficiency standards, and several models have super-high SEER ratings from 16.5 to 22.0.

Ductless Heat Pump Diagram

The term ‘ductless’ simply means no ductwork involved. Mr. Slim mini split unit systems have two basic components:

  1. Indoor air handling unit otherwise known as the indoor head
  2. Slim-line outdoor condenser unit

These ductless heat pumps are easily connected by refrigerant lines running through a small 10cm opening in the wall or ceiling. The outdoor unit cycles the refrigerant through the lines to and from the indoor unit, where the air is conditioned and then distributed into the open space.

Indoor units come in a variety of styles and can be installed in compact tight spaces on walls or recessed into or suspended from ceilings. Installation is as simple as mounting the indoor and outdoor components of the system, connecting the refrigerant lines, and making a few electrical connections.

When you’re indoors, a central heating or cooling system is invisible. A ductless heat pump system, however, requires a vent in the ceiling or slim unit on the wall. Manufacturers do go to a lot of trouble to make the indoor component of a ductless system as stylish as possible, there is still something to see.

If you’re particular about your décor, a central system may be a better choice for you. But these homeowners found some pretty inventive ways of disguising them.

Are ductless heat pumps worth it in Canada?

Ductless heat pumps in Ottawa are the most cost-efficient and energy-efficient way to heat and cool open spaces. Ductless heat pumps and mini split systems are also very universal, specifically where there is not any ductwork or it cannot be installed. Therefore, ductless heat pumps are a great investment and are indeed worth it.

What are the cons of ductless heat pumps?

These types of heat pumps will result in long-term energy savings but their upfront cost is a bit higher than traditional heating and cooling systems. They also require typical maintenance that you would expect from any HVAC unit.

Do ductless heat pumps save money?

Yes they do. A ductless heat pump in Canada can save up to 40 percent of the cost of energy of a forced air system because they do not require much energy to run.

Unlike old-school furnaces, ductless heat pumps don’t just blast hot air – they actually move heat, not just air, into your rooms. The ductless mini split air systems pull heat from the outside air so they offer more energy efficient temperature control inside.

How much does a ductless heat pump cost?

A ductless air conditioner can vary in price depending on the size, brand, model, and installation requirements. They typically cost between $2,500 and $7,000 but vary based on many different factors.

The cost to install a ductless heat pump in Ottawa will vary as well. At Climate Works, our goal is to provide you with affordable and quality service that you can rely on.

Are ductless heat pumps easy to install?

Compared to ductwork, absolutely. Our experienced technicians can generally geta ductless mini split air conditioner and heater up and running in a day or two.

You don’t have to tear down walls or ceilings or deal with major construction dust and debris. The installers just drill a couple small holes for the thin refrigerant lines to connect the indoor and outdoor units.

How many square feet can a ductless heat pump heat?

A mini split heat pump in Canada can only heat one room in your home at a time. If you plan on using ductless heat pumps throughout your whole home, you will need to measure the square footage of the room to ensure you have the right sized ductless heat pump for your room.

First, calculate the square footage of the room by multiplying the room’s length by its width. Then, multiply that number by 25. The number it comes out to is called the British Thermal Unit (BTU) output you will need for that room.

One BTU will represent the amount of energy you need to heat or cool one pound of water by one degree fahrenheit. This is an approximate number to help you find the right sized heating pump.

For example, a 150 to 200 square foot room will require a ductless heat pump with a 5,000 BTU output. Repeat these steps for every room you want to use a ductless heat pump in.

If you are interested in installing the best ductless heat pump in Canada, we can help make it happen. Schedule a free consultation today and we will help you determine what size ductless heat pump you need.

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    Our Selection of Ductless Heat Pumps

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    MLZ Series Ductless Mini Split System - Ductless Heat Pumps - Mitsubishi Electric
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    MLZ Series Ductless Mini Split System


    The new MLZ Series combines ease of installation with a streamlined, edgeless design. The MLZ Series fits between joists, simplifying installation considerably. Available in 9,000 to 18,000 Btu sizes

    Mitsubishi Electric has been at the forefront of the heating and air conditioning industry for more than 90 years. During that time we have pioneered a number of innovative technologies that have revolutionized the way we deliver comfort and energy efficiency. All this experience and know-how is built into every one of our ductless products.

    Here are just a few examples of the innovative features you’ll find:

    • Variable Compressor Speed Inverter (VCSI) Technology that delivers more effective and efficient temperature control.
    • Exclusive i-see Sensor is a radiant temperature sensor that continuously analyzes the temperature profile of a living space to detect and eliminate hot and cold spots.
    • Multi-zone technology gives you personalized climate control over individual rooms/spaces.
    • Low Ambient Operation delivers efficient and effective heating even when the outdoor temperature gets down to -25°C (-13°F).
    • Econo Cool setting that lets you stay cool for less.


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