A compact ductless mini-split system is engineered for flexible location choices and quick and unobtrusive installation in your home. These air-source heat pump systems resolve space issues presented by impractical ductwork extension, for retrofits, add-ons, or heating and cooling difficult spaces. If your project is facing similar issues, consider the following benefits of a ductless mini-split system for efficient heating and cooling.
Perhaps the most significant benefit of going ductless is the flexibility for potential locations. A ductless mini-split system is a streamlined heat pump that utilizes a thin conduit to house the refrigerant tubing, power source, drainage, and high-speed airflow. The conduit connects the outdoor unit (compressor/condenser) to up to four indoor air handlers through a three-inch opening in the exterior of your home. The conduit can reach 50 feet from the compressor to each air handler. This gives flexibility for choosing the most practical location for aesthetics and system performance.
In contrast to the multi-step installation process required for extending ductwork into living space, installing a ductless mini-split can generally be completed in one day, and there is no intrusion to the living space other than the inconspicuous air handlers. They are typically mounted high on a room wall, as a standing floor unit, or may be hung flush in a drop ceiling. Each air handler offers separate temperature control for a zoned system, and they heat and cool quietly.
Ductless mini-splits score high marks when it comes to maintenance. Do-it-yourself maintenance is as simple as changing the filter and ensuring that the outdoor unit is kept free of debris, such as leaves, weeds and grass clippings, fencing, or anything else that may impede airflow. It’s fine to conceal or prettify the surrounding area of the outdoor unit, as long as shrubbery, hedges and/or fencing have two feet of clearance. These features actually help shield the unit from wind, which helps performance.
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