Ductless Split Systems
How Does a Ductless Mini Split System Work?
Ductless mini-split systems are great for homes or businesses looking to retrofit a non-ducted system. Non-ducted systems include heating systems such as hot water heating, baseboard heating, and space heaters along with cooling systems such as window a/c units. A ductless mini system is also great for rooms that cannot easily be connected to ducted systems, i.e. garage, guest house, warehouse, etc. These mini split systems are also tremendously efficient when compared to natural gas or oil heating, operating at temperatures as low as -15C and -5F. Be sure to opt for an Energy Star certified unit for the largest savings and to enjoy the overall cost savings of an energy efficient unit.
Similar to an air-source system, a mini split systems includes an indoor unit and an outdoor unit with compressor and condenser. Unlike a standard air-source system, ductless heat pump systems offer you the added benefit of heating capabilities during the winter.
Advantages of a Ductless Heat Pump
Because ductless heat pumps are small in size, they offer flexibility for heating and cooling of your home and business. Mini-split systems can be installed in individual rooms for ideal temperature control. The main advantages of mini splits are their small size and flexibility. Depending on the insulation level of your home and the level of air sealed in, all will affect the number of units required. Multi-zone units offer a great means of cooling and heating multiple spaces within your home all with individual thermostats and temperature control.
Once again because mini split heat systems are ductless, they do not experience the same energy loss as a central air conditioning system. Since duct losses account for more than 30% of energy consumption, a ductless system can be significantly more efficient compared to a traditional forced air central air conditioning systems.
Mini split systems also provides versatility when it comes to interior design, allowing you to place the split system on virtually any wall, without being too intrusive, while also offering minimal noise levels when compared to a window-unit or through the wall air conditioners. Many of our split systems are designed to maintain the beauty of your home, with a high-tech, modern and classy appearance.
How Much Does a Heat Pump Cost to Operate?
You’d be surprised to find out that a mini split heat system costs much less to operate compared to traditional heating and cooling methods. A ductless system uses minimal energy when compared to oil and natural gas heating, and even more surprising is the savings you’ll achieve compared to electric baseboard, space heaters, and traditional ducted a/c systems.