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Yes, A Heat Pump Both Heats & Cools A Home


Heat pumps are increasing in popularity when it comes to replacing air conditioners in residential homes. And not just any heat pumps, but ductless heat pumps specifically. If you’re interested in an all-in-one heating and cooling solution, a ductless mini split system may be right for your home.

Our team can help answer all of your questions about heat pump installation in Skokie. We can offer an in-home assessment and explain how a heat pump system operates and how it would fit into your unique home layout. In the meantime, you can keep reading to learn more about the benefits of a ductless mini split system, and the way it works to offer both heating and cooling.

How a Heat Pump Works

A heat pump is different than other types of air conditioning systems. Other air conditioners only work to cool your home, requiring a separate heater for the fall and winter. But a heat pump uses the exact same components to either remove heat from the air or bring heat in from the outside. 

Save Space

You can save space by having a ductless mini split since you eliminate the need to have a large indoor air conditioning unit inside of the closet. You also eliminate the need for ductwork, since your ductless mini split blows air directly into the individual rooms of your home. Use this extra space for storage or anything else you need it for. 

Energy Savings

Whole house heat pump systems are highly efficient, but ductless mini split units are among the most efficient of all your air conditioning options. This is because none of the cool air gets lost inside of your ductwork. A ductless mini split is the only air conditioner that blows 100% of cooled air directly into your home. 

Because of this, you stand to save substantially on your monthly energy bills. Even though a ductless mini split heat pump system can be more expensive upfront to install, the savings can add up quickly. In fact, overall expenses may balance out so that you spend less over the unit’s lifespan compared to other options. 


When you have a whole house air conditioner, you can only choose one temperature for your entire home. But, with a ductless mini split heat pump, you can have heating in one room of your house while you have a cooling in another. 

It is not unusual to have different people in the same household with varying temperature preferences. As long as you keep doors closed to insulate rooms, you can maintain different temperatures throughout your home.

Shavitz Heating and Air Conditioning is your trusted resource for Chicagoland area home services. Contact us today to schedule an appointment for heat pump installation and service.

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