A ducted heat pump system uses a traditional heat pump as depicted below. Compared to a mini-split heat pump, this style of unit is designed to heat or cool an entire home and be controlled by a single thermostat. A backup heating element is always installed with this type of system and a quality duct system is constructed to distribute the heated or cooled air throughout the home to all locations. A proper configuration will give even heat or cooling in all areas and be balanced for the home. It is possible to adjust the amount of airflow to increase or decrease the effectiveness for certain rooms.
The key to a quality heat pump install is the ductwork. A few key things must be done to ensure a quality installation: