Installing a ductless mini-split heat pump or air conditioner is one of the most efficient forms of electric heating and cooling. Like a standard heating and cooling system, a ductless mini-split pump has two major components – an outdoor compressor and an indoor air-handling unit.
Advantages of a mini-split:
The first advantage is the small size of mini-splits. This allows you to heat and cool each individual room. Each zone or room has its own thermostat which is great for conserving energy as you only have to condition rooms that are being used.
Since mini-splits are ductless, no energy will be lost through the ductwork like central air systems. Central air systems lose up to 30% of energy through ductwork, thus making ductless mini-splits very energy efficient.
Another advantage of mini-splits is that they are very easy to install. A three-inch hole is required for the hook-up between in the indoor air-handling unit and the outdoor compressor. The length of the connecting cable (conduit) can be customized in a variety of lengths which allow you to condition a zone on the opposite end of the house while keeping the outdoor compressor in a discrete location outside of the home.
Ductless mini-splits are a cost-effective, energy-efficient way to add on to your home or office. They are also a great money-saving option instead of adding onto current ductwork in your building.
About the Author – tim
Tim Hayes was educated five years at Old Dominion University where he studied engineering, science, chemistry, and education. He received a Bachelor of Science Degree in 1973. After working at Pioneer Energy Systems in Virginia, he moved to Seattle and started Hayes Heating with a loan from his father. Hayes Heating has been in business 34 years and Tim is now the manager for Hayes Heating in Kent, Wa.