I learned about ductless heat pumps last year, when I was looking for some way to improve the comfort of my home. The house was built in the early 1900s and has undergone a great deal of remodeling. There are insufficient supply and return vents in specific rooms to handle demand. The bedrooms upstairs tend to become overheated while the living room and kitchen are always chilly. With a single thermostat, there was no way to achieve ideal comfort. The ductwork is too old to accommodate zone control. I am unwilling to take on the huge project of tearing into walls and ceilings to reconfigure the entire heating and cooling system. For a while, we managed with box fans, window air conditioners and portable electric heaters. I wasn’t happy with the aesthetics, convenience or performance of the assortment of equipment. I wanted something permanently installed that would improve comfort. A ductless multi-split system was the ideal solution. The system consists of a single outdoor compressor that links by way of a conduit to eight indoor air handlers. The installation process was completed in a single day without any mess or damage. The air handlers are compact, lightweight and mounted up high on the wall. Each one features its own thermostat that provides zone control. Plus, the system handles both heating and cooling, operates quietly and effectively dehumidifies in the summer. The ductless system features inverter technology that automatically adapts output to the changing demands of the room. By supplying the precise amount of heating or cooling necessary, it maintains an ideal and consistent indoor temperature. The ductless system is wonderfully environmentally friendly and energy efficient. We can make adjustments by way of an app on our smartphones or a cordless remote. We can raise or lower temperature, switch between heating and cooling and even personalize the direction of airflow.