Like conventional HVAC systems, a mini-split ductless system locates the compressor and condenser outside the house. But ductless systems eliminate the need for a basement or attic located evaporator unit and bulky ductwork by using thin copper tubing that pumps refrigerant directly to discreet wall mounted units inside.
Even more remarkable, this same unit works in reverse in winter, absorbing heat from the outside air and moving it indoors to heat your home. The result? Efficient cooling and heating for year-round, whole-house comfort in most climates.
Because there are no ducts, ductless systems loose less than 5% cooling vs. up to 40% for traditional forced-air systems. Some of the newer systems have increased efficiencies (up to 33 SEER). You should insist on an Energy Star Qualified model to ensure you will save on your utility bill.
Why pay to heat or cool areas that no one is occupying? Individual zoning allows you to heat or cool the areas you want, and not the areas that are unoccupied.
Ductless air heat pumps are comprised of an indoor and outdoor unit, which allows for a peaceful inside environment by enabling the contractor to install louder components like compressors and motors outdoors.
Copper tubing running through a small 3 to 4 inch opening in the wall easily connects the indoor and outdoor units. Refrigerant is cycled through the lines from the outdoor condensing unit to the indoor unit, where the air is quietly distributed to the interior space.
Ductless mini-split systems provide home and business owners just the right amount of heating and cooling needed by installing units sized to meet the owners needs. Systems vary by size and style creating their own "zone" of comfort, allowing you to heat or cool individual rooms, hallways and open spaces.