All About Ductless Mini-Split Systems
Are you struggling to make your four-season sunroom, guest room addition, finished basement, or garage comfortable? Sure, there are a few months out of the year when temps are mild, but come winter or summer, you’re either teeth-chattering cold or sweating. What if you could have complete control over the temperature in just those one room or area of your home without overhauling your entire heating and cooling systems? A ductless mini-split system may be the answer to your problems.
What is a Mini-Split System?
A mini-split system can provide heating, cooling, or both just about anywhere in a home without the need for ductwork. Similar to a conventional HVAC system, it is comprised of an outdoor condenser and one or more indoor air handlers.
How Does a Mini-Split Work?
Much like a conventional A/C unit, a mini-split uses copper tubing to carry the refrigerant from the outdoor unit to the indoor air handler. Unlike conventional A/C, the conditioned air blows directly out of the indoor air handler into a room instead of being routed through ductwork. A typical compressor can run four or five air handlers, which are mounted in different zones (or rooms) throughout a home. The indoor units can be mounted on the wall, floor, and even ceiling.
In the summer, the refrigerant absorbs heat from inside the house, carrying it out to cool a room or area of the house. Come winter, the refrigerant absorbs heat from the outside and carries it to the air handlers.
• Ductless systems are more efficient than air conditioners and heat pumps allowing you to control one room at a time instead of heating or cooling the entire house.
• Because of their ability to heat or cool rooms individually, mini-splits are more environmentally friendly than traditional systems.
• They offer greater flexibility over traditional heating and cooling systems by delivering fine-tuned indoor comfort on a room-by-room basis.
• They are discreet and offer whisper-quiet operation.
Will a Mini-Split Work for Me?
A mini-split system is a viable option for a house with no existing ductwork, which can be costly to install and difficult to accommodate in certain homes. A mini-split can also be a good choice for a house with rooms that don’t get used often or rooms that aren’t served well by an existing forced-air system.
Ready to see whether a ductless mini-split system is right for your home? Contact Correct Temp today to request an evaluation of heating and cooling needs along with a new system proposal.