Ductless mini-split heat pumps, sometimes simply referred to as “mini splits,” are an affordable heating and cooling solution. Whether you are remodeling a home without the use of ductwork or want to supplement your existing HVAC system, a ductless mini-split system offers many good reasons to be considered.
There are two main components to mini splits: an indoor air-handling unit and an outdoor compressor/condenser. They are connected by a line that goes through a small hole in the wall, which is covered by the indoor unit.
A ductless mini-split system has many benefits for homeowners:
They save you money. A mini-split system saves you money on multiple levels. In the absence of ductwork, the installation process is quicker and involves less materials. After it’s installed, you also save money because they are more energy efficient than conventional systems. A significant amount of air can be lost through ductwork leaks. Also, mini splits operate continuously, unlike other systems that turn on and off, which is more energy intensive.