You may have seen a wall mount heat pump installed in a building. It is the most common and the best way to install an indoor unit heat pump. But in some buildings, because of the layout, available wall space or aesthetics, the regular wall mount indoor system just doesn’t work. This article will offer Heat Pump Placement Options:
- Wall mounted units
This wall mount is the usual heat pump door indoor unit you will come across. It mounts a few inches down from your ceilings. The air is pushed outwards and returned via the top of the unit. This design also offers the best coverage and efficiency for a ductless mini split heat pump. It has a higher air flow rating. In other words, it moves more air and covers more square feet. It is also easy to install with little modification to the wall.
- Floor mounted units
Not many people know that floor mount heat pump indoor units are also available in the market. These indoor units take up a lot of square footage on a wall than the wall mounted unit, but they are perfect for homes that lack the available wall space in the room they are preferring to heat and cool. The air that flows out of the top and bottom in most of the floor mount units make sure that there is uniform heating and cooling. This system may cost you more than a wall mounted unit. But this very system works under large windows that restrict wall mount units from being used. The air flow rating is high and hence it can cover larger living areas.
- Ceiling mounted units
You may have seen ceiling mount air handler in offices. In homes, they are usually installed on the top floor when retrofitting. The perfect locations for in ceiling units are hallways and landings as these machines eject air in four various directions when operating. In other words, they can spread heat in various directions. These systems are usually installed as a part of a multi-zone system where a floor or wall mount unit is installed in the living area and the ceiling mount in installed upstairs for hallways and bedrooms. These units need no available wall space. It may offer heat more in one area when centrally placed in a hallway or landing.