Go Ductless with Heat Pump Technology

May 2018

The Heat Pump StoreIf you’re looking for a heating and cooling system that provides high-level comfort with low impact on the environment, look into heat pump technology.

Jeff and Jan Pratt opened The Heat Pump Store in 2007 after Jeff joined with Bonneville Power Administration and Monmouth Power & Light to work on a pilot ductless heat pump project in Monmouth, Oregon. After completing the pilot project, the Pratts decided to open their store in Portland and spread the word about ductless heating and cooling.

Ductless heat pump work by taking cold or warm air molecules (depending on if you are looking for heat or air conditioning) from the air outside and running the refrigerant through to the indoor unit and over the fan coils. Using a ductless heat pump cuts about 30% of heating/cooling that is lost through traditional ductwork. If homes are being heated electrically, a ductless system can save up to 50% on heating costs!
The Heat Pump Store specializes in air-source ductless heat pumps, also called mini-split pumps.

“Ductless is all we do, and we do it right,” says Jim Akins, one of the two Ashland-based salespeople for the Heat Pump Store. “We are the number one Daikin Dealer in North America and have completed more than 12,000 installations. We know this technology inside and out. We carry five major ductless brands to help provide a solution to any heating or cooling problem.”

Michelle Ahlin, who also specializes in sales to the Ashland market, says customers especially love the comfort that a heat pump provides in their homes … and the savings it offers. “Saving energy while creating a comfortable space is our priority,” she said. “Customers often show us before and after energy bills and tell us how comfortable their homes are now that they are using ductless.”

The Heat Pump Store provides maintenance, service repairs and extended labor warranties on all of its systems. They also provide assistance with utility and manufacturer rebates. And Michelle and Jim say the store’s “Going Ductless” seminars are a great opportunity to learn more about the ductless products and meet local staff.

“The most satisfying part of our job is getting feedback from customers after we install a system,” says Jim. “We love working with our neighbors in Ashland and we look forward to answering any questions people have about these exciting ductless systems.”

For more info 541-632-3357 or go to theheatpumpstore.com. You can also like them on Facebook.