What is a Mini-Split?

What is a Mini-Split?

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What is a Mini-Split?

Mini-splits are ductless heating and cooling systems that allow you to set different temperatures in individual rooms or spaces. They are also called ductless mini-split heat pumps because they use the same technology as the forced air type of heat pumps used to heat and cool millions of homes.


Mini-split systems have an outdoor compressor/condenser and an indoor air-handling unit(s). Because there is no ductwork, they are easy to install. The indoor and outdoor units are linked through electrical and refrigerant lines. Installation usually requires just a single three-inch hole through an outside wall.

Uses & applications

There are many situations where mini-splits are the ideal HVAC system. They are a highly efficient form of heating and cooling for the whole home or new constructions. Mini-splits are great for additions and new rooms not connected to the home’s central system ductwork. If your Glenwood Springs, Aspen, or Vail, CO house has radiant heat you can air condition the home without installing expensive ductwork.

Complete comfort control

There can be multiple indoor air handlers connected to a single outside compressor. Each air handler can be set to a different temperature or even shut off entirely if the room is not in use. This is also a great way to deal with hot and cold spots in the house.

Energy efficient

Did you know that with a traditional central HVAC systems ductwork can waste up to 30% of energy consumption? In other words, 30% of the conditioned air never makes it to the rooms in your house because of ductwork issues like leaks, bad design, and poorly insulated ducts in attics, basements, and crawl spaces. Mini-split systems deliver the conditioned air directly to the rooms where it’s needed thereby cutting your monthly utility bills.

Call to learn more

If you are ready to discover how ductless mini-split heating and cooling can make your home more comfortable and energy efficient, call Climate Control Company, serving Glenwood Springs, Aspen, Vail, CO and the entire Western Slope. For more great information to help your home and business be sure to like and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.