Ductless mini-split systems are becoming increasingly common for good reason. They offer a range of benefits that are worth considering – especially if you struggle with temperature variances in your home or are looking for a simplified cooling/heating solution for a room that’s not connected to your HVAC system.
What Are Ductless Mini-Split Systems?
Mini-split systems have two parts. A unit is installed outside, called the condenser. There are models that only cool and those with a heat pump that offer both cooling and heat. The part of the system that gets installed inside your home on a wall is called an air handler. The temperature is adjusted by a remote control. Each air handler is referred to as a “zone.”
Unlike standard HVAC systems, mini-split systems don’t require ductwork. This means that systems can be installed in a number of places, like room additions, offices, converted attics and storage rooms.
The Benefits of a Ductless Mini-Split System
Quick and Simple Installation – A ductless system requires a relatively easy installation with no need to update existing ductwork or to cut into walls.
Temperature Control – With a ductless system, each room has its own system, so each person can have their desired temperature.
Reduces Humidity – Most mini-split systems have a dry mode feature to eliminate excess moisture from a room. This is particularly beneficial during monsoon season.
Lower Monthly Costs – If central air is cost-prohibitive in a new addition or other space within your home without ductwork, a smaller ductless system may be the answer. One condenser can handle up to four indoor air units.
Types of Mini-Split Systems
There are a variety of options when it comes to mini-split systems that are worth considering, including single-zone and multi-zone condenser units, ceiling cassettes and wall units.
At Cool Blew, we’re here to help you with all your heating and cooling needs. Call us today to learn more about ductless mini-split systems and to find out if this is a good option for your specific needs.