The number of Atlantic Canadians working from home has increased and so has the demand for things that make an office space comfortable—that includes mini-split heat pumps.
A mini-split heat pump is a ductless system that consists of an outdoor unit, and one or more indoor units. This type of ductless system is called “mini-split” because the two components are split between the inside and outside of your home.
With a mini-split heat pump, there is one outdoor unit but there can be multiple indoor units. The indoor units on Daikin mini-split heat pumps can be wall-mounted, floor-mounted, or concealed in your ceiling. The difference in the number of units is whether the system is single-zone or multi-zone.
No matter the configuration, mini-split heat pumps work by cooling or heating the air from inside your home while transferring heat via a sealed refrigerant circuit.
Single-Zone and Multi-Zone Mini-Split Heat Pumps
A single-zone mini-split heat pump has one indoor unit that is placed to heat and cool one area of your home. This type of set-up is ideal for homes with an open-concept design or supplementing an existing home heating system. When you want to strategically heat multiple areas of the home at the same time, a multi-zone mini-split is an ideal configuration.
Depending on how your home office is set up, either type of mini-split heat pump could be right for you. A single-zone is more common for those that spend the majority of a work day in a small room. It will provide you with a consistent temperature without having to heat or cool the entire house or even the floor that your workspace is located on.
Daikin’s single-room heat pumps are designed to heat and cool a small space without being obtrusive in size or design.
High-Efficiency Mini-Split Heat Pumps
It’s a well-known fact that heat pumps are efficient when compared to traditional home-heating methods that use fossil fuels. Mini-split heat pumps that use inverter technology are even more efficient than ducted heat pumps, consuming approximately 30% less energy.
When you work from home, you’re using more utilities throughout the day than you would working away from home. The opportunity to save energy while keeping the temperature of your workspace optimized is a win-win situation.
To learn which mini-split heat pump models are best for efficiency, read the Definitive Guide to Mini-Split Heat Pumps.
Book Your Free Mini-Split Heat Pump Consultation
Daikin Atlantic’s certified Comfort Pro and Ductless Pro dealers will help you determine the optimal heat pump location(s) in your home. Ask your local Daikin dealer for a free, no-obligation heat pump assessment.