What is a Ductless Mini Split?

If you’re thinking about installing or replacing the AC or heating system of your home or business, you may want to consider a ductless mini-split. A ductless mini-split system (or simply a “mini-split”) can have many advantages over a central HVAC system, but it can also provide simplicity and flexibility.

How do you know if a mini-split is right for you? Let’s look at the design and advantages of a ductless mini-split system.

How a Ductless Mini Split Works

A ductless mini-split doesn’t rely on ducts to condition the air, but it can provide consistent heating and cooling when it’s installed in an individual room.

The system is made up of two parts:

Indoor Air Handling Unit

The indoor air-handling unit may be mounted on the ceiling or the wall. It comes in a variety of sizes and styles to match your home’s existing décor.

Outdoor Compressor and Condenser

The outdoor unit functions in the same way as a traditional AC unit, by channeling heat from inside your home to outside. The interior unit connects to the outdoor unit using a power cable, suction tubing, and a condensate drain line.

Advantages of a Mini Split

A ductless mini-split offers a number of advantages, including:

Lower Utility Bills

According to the U.S. Energy Department, mini-systems are more energy-efficient than traditional units. A more efficient system is better for the environment and will also result in lower monthly utility bills.

Simple Installation

Because there’s no ductwork, installation is simple and less invasive than it would be with traditional systems.

Who Needs a Ductless Mini Split?

There are many reasons why these advantages could make a mini-split system perfect for your home or business. A ductless mini-split could be ideal for:

Older Homes

Older homes might lack the ductwork needed for a traditional system. A mini-split offers a solution that’s affordable, and it won’t compromise the structure of an aging home.

Larger Homes

In a larger home, a centralized HVAC system may struggle to heat and cool areas efficiently. Installing a ductless mini-split in a bedroom or office can ensure maximum comfort without taxing the existing system.

New Renovations

The experts at HGTV agree that a ductless mini-split can be perfect for a home remodel. Rather than upgrading the entire home’s HVAC system, the new addition can be heated and cooled with a mini-split.

Get Your Estimate Today

If you’re considering a ductless mini-split, contact us today. The service professionals at Cascade Mechanical are here to answer your questions and to help you decide if a ductless mini-split system can improve the comfort and value of your home.