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Ductless Mini-Split Air Conditioners & Heat Pumps have been steadily gaining in popularity in the Ottawa and Carleton Place area’s over the years. Mini–Split Ductless Air Conditioners & Heat Pumps offer a customized air conditioning and heating solution and can be configured in almost limitless combinations with several configurations of indoor units. The most familiar is the High Wall Cassette version, but indoor sections are also available as slim duct units which can serve 2-4 rooms, as well as models that can be positioned on the ceiling or at floor level.

Ductless Mini-Split Heat Pumps are among the most efficient heating solutions available today. Many Ductless Heat pumps will operate to temperatures as low as -27C, while still providing high heating capacity and efficiency, making them an ideal solution for homes in Ottawa and Carleton Place, as well as surrounding areas. Ductless Heat Pumps, are so efficient in fact, that they can help reduce heating costs by up to 70% in electrically heated homes. This has lead governments to develop incentive programs providing substantial rebates for installing Ductless Mini-Split Heat Pumps. In some residential situations, rebates may be as high as $4000.00!

Top Hat Home Comfort Services specializes in the sales & installation of Ductless Mini-Split units and has the expertise to ensure you get the right system for your home and budget. Call today for a free in-home consultation and quote.

Ductless Mini Split Heat Pump Options

Inverter technology is much like the Direct Current Electronically Commutated Motor (DC ECM) variable speed blower motors found in many modern furnaces. The compressor operates at variable speeds, depending on the heating or cooling demand, like a cruise control for your heating or cooling system. Inverter compressors will run only as fast as they need to in order to meet the cooling or heating demand, and with inverter technology, heat pumps maintain much higher efficiency and heating capacity in very cold temperatures, making them an ideal solution for the colder winter climates in Ottawa Carleton. Inverter ductless mini-split air conditioners & heat pumps are smoother and more stable in operation, and reach the desired temperature more quickly than conventional ductless mini-split units, making your home more comfortable.

Comparison of Conventional versus Inverter Compressor Operation

Ductless Mini-Split Heat Pump Air Conditioner | Ottawa Carleton Place
Ductless Mini Split Heat Pump Air Conditioner | Ottawa | Carleton Place

Ductless Mini-Split Systems offer many benefits

Ductless mini-split heat pumps are so efficient, in fact, that you may save up to 70-80% on heating costs. In Ottawa and Carleton Place, rebates up to $4000 may be available when you install a ductless mini-split heat pump. Top Hat Home Comfort carries several brands of ductless mini-split air conditioners & heat pumps. From the most basic air conditioning system to the highest performance models, Top Hat is sure to have a unit to fit your home and budget.

  • Efficient heating operation as low as -30C
  • More heat at lower outdoor temperatures =  energy savings
  • Lower speed operation = quieter operation
  • Ability to reach desired temperatures in half the time
  • Up to 30% more efficient than conventional systems
  • Uniform temperature

Heating with Heat Pumps

Heat Pumps Operation

Air to Air Heat Pumps are probably the one area of home comfort with the highest level of improvement over the years. In its simplest terms, a heat pump is the same as an air conditioner, but has the ability to transfer heat from outside into your home, rather than the other way around. Traditionally, the climate in Ottawa-Carleton has been too cold for air to air heat pumps to effectively heat homes with sufficient capacity and efficiency. With recent advancements, this is no longer the case, and heat pumps are now an extremely good option for reducing heating costs, particularly in homes heated with electricity. A well designed and installed heat pump system may save up to 80% on your heating costs, when compared to straight electricity.

Heat Pump Types

Heat pumps are often thought of as requiring central duct-work – and certainly, some do. However, heat pumps come in many different configurations to meet any situation. There is no need for duct-work, and some of the most efficient heat pumps come as ductless mini-split systems. Heat pumps can also be an air to water configuration, using outside air to heat water for radiant heating, pool heating, or radiators, as well as providing cold water to cool and air condition your home. No matter what your home heating and cooling system is now, a heat pump can help reduce your energy costs.

For more information on the Ductless Mini-Split models that Top Hat offers:

Daikin Mini-Split Air Conditioners & Heat Pumps (PDF)

To get a free no-obligation quote for your home, call Top Hat Home Comfort Services, in Ottawa (613-722-1226) or Carleton Place (613-257-1226), email us at, or fill out our online consultation request form in the sidebar.