About a month ago, my friend and I attended the county fair. Both of us had a fantastic time checking out the exhibits, eating the food, playing the games and riding the rides. We saw a live concert, and filled out a whole bunch of entries for free stuff. Neither of us expected to win anything. A couple of weeks after the fair, I got a call from a local HVAC contractor, who informed me that I had won a ductless heat pump. He wanted to schedule a time for the replacement, and I made an appointment for several days later. He told me to choose a location for the heat pump. At that point, I had no idea what a ductless heat pump actually was. I needed to go online to figure it out. Once I read up on all the benefits of a ductless heat pump, I was super excited. These systems cost several thousand dollars, and I got one for free. Plus, a ductless heat pump combines both heating and cooling capacity, is really compact, and is exceptionally energy efficient. Although the unit only handles the temperature control in a single room, it would not be taxing to add various units. There is an outdoor component that is able to manage seven more air handlers. The installation of the heat pump took only a few hours, and there was no major renovation or mess. The unit is current looking, compact, and operates really quietly. I had the heat pump placed in the dining room, and it has greatly improved our comfort.