When seeing a condenser that looks like this many of you switch directly to thinking of ductless units, and you cant be blamed as they are indeed the same style of units that run ductless systems. However, they are not ductless only, inverter technology while new to our residential market has been around since the 80s and it has been put into some pretty awesome systems. There are many options for traditional air handlers inside the home while you have an inverter driven heat pump outside the home.
These setups have many advantages. They are typically more efficient, they are ultra quiet, and they take up less room than a typical condenser. There are different brands that are capable of being meshed with your current indoor unit as well as advanced setups that will compete and often bypass traditional high efficiency options. They also are more compatible to lower loads in tighter homes, and heat much better than a conventional heat pump. If heat pump is a four letter word because you associate it with 80 degree air warming the house, you can let that go as these units often put out 100-110 degree air without auxilary heat. They produce heat down into negative temperatures and essentially take away the need for emergency heat in your system. They can be retrofit to mobile homes, mother in law suites, or whole homes.
Often these setups will be among the most affordable of the high efficiency options. Call today to see if an inverter heat pump is right for you!