Yes, heat pumps can often use existing ductwork, but this depends on the type of heat pump and the condition of the ductwork.
If you already have a forced-air heating and cooling system with ductwork in place, it may be possible to retrofit your system to include a heat pump. The heat pump can be integrated into your existing ductwork, so you don’t need to install new ducts.
It’s important to have a qualified HVAC contractor inspect your ductwork to ensure that it is in good condition and the right size for the new heat pump. If your ductwork is damaged or leaking, it can decrease the efficiency of the heat pump and waste energy. In some cases, ductwork may need to be repaired or replaced to work effectively with the heat pump.
It’s also worth noting that some types of heat pumps, such as our EVi heat pump system, may not require ductwork at all. Instead, it may only supply water to your radiant floor system or stand-alone air handler.
Overall, if you have existing ductwork in good condition, it is often possible to use it with a heat pump. However, it’s important to have a professional inspect and evaluate your system to ensure that it is compatible and working efficiently with the new heat pump.