What is a Ductless Mini-Split System?
If you’re looking into a new cooling unit for your home, you may have heard the term “ductless mini-split system” pop up here and there. Packing the cooling power of a central HVAC unit, the mini-split is a windowless unit that can provide comfort in a single room of your home that either lacks ductwork or requires a big, bulky air conditioner in the room’s window.
If you’re still on the fence about whether this would be the perfect fit for your humble abode, here are some of the many benefits to consider:
What are the Benefits of a Ductless Mini-Split System?
Doesn’t Require Renovation
When you have a central HVAC system installed in your home, you’ll know that it requires some renovating to run ductwork and vents throughout your humble abode. Unlike a central comfort system, a ductless mini-split doesn’t require a significant overhaul. Instead, the unit only consists of a small condenser (placed outside of your home), a small evaporator inside your humble abode, and a supply/return line — that’s it!
Up to Four Units Can Be Installed
While many homeowners opt for one evaporator to be installed in their home, a ductless split system’s condenser can handle up to four evaporators — which is home-zoning at it’s finest! So, whether you’d like to have one evaporator installed in your living room or multiple units installed in rooms close in proximity, it’s possible to help make that happen and keep your home as comfortable as possible!
Offers Both Heating and Cooling
Unlike having a window-based air conditioner installed, a ductless mini-split system offers homeowners the opportunity to heat and cool a room in their home. That means you can avoid a dangerous portable heater in the winter and opt not to install a window-based unit in the summertime. Plus, a ductless mini-split system will keep a room comfortable efficiently, not using more energy than needed.