If you’re one of the many homeowners who purchased an older home, you might not have the luxury of central air conditioning. So, waddle you do about that? No worries! If your home has no current ductwork but you’re still interested in a cooling system, there is another pretty cool option. And it comes in the form of a little system called the ductless mini-split.
What is a ductless mini-split? In simplest terms, ductless mini-splits are heating and cooling systems that allow you to control the temperature in small rooms or individual spaces. For example, if you have a guest room, you probably only want to cool it when family visits, not when it’s unoccupied. A mini-split system allows you to control the cooling in that zone until you actually need to turn it on.
Much like a central air system, mini-splits have two components: an outdoor compressor/condenser and an indoor air-handling unit. The indoor handling units are sleek and small and are mounted on the wall of the room you wish to cool. The outdoor compressor acts as a pump and compresses refrigerant from a liquid to a gas—helping to cool the indoor space. Again, these units are great solutions for small spaces and homes without pre-installed ductwork. In addition, they work well for:
If you’re considering installing a ductless mini-split for your home, we can help. Call Cool Techs at 540.631.1242 with all of your mini-split concerns and questions. We have been trained and certified to install and service these systems.
Don’t forget, while these units are available in cooling systems, there are also dual systems that combine both heating and cooling if your unit has a heat pump. Read more about these types of systems here.