Would you like to control the humidity and temperature of each room individually? Do you have an addition to your house that needs an HVAC system? Is your home too small to install a central air conditioning system? Then, a mini-split is the best option for you.
What is a Mini-Split?
A mini-split is a budget-friendly solution to heating and cooling challenges that allows you to control temperatures in individual spaces. Instead of purchasing an entire HVAC system and running venting throughout your home or cabin, a mini-split has an exterior heat pump connected to one or more interior units with no need for venting.
Mini-splits are ductless; therefore, installation is easy. All you need is a three-inch hole through your external wall for the conduit. The conduit contains power and communication cables, copper tubing, and a condensation drain line linking the indoor unit with the outdoor unit.
Is a Ductless Split Right for You?
Is there a room in your home that doesn’t get the airflow that the rest of the house does? A mini-split might be for you! Mini-splits are perfect for older homes with limited ductwork, garages, additions, lake cabins, attics, and basements.
A mini-split is flexible enough to be installed almost anywhere and is efficient enough to make it cost-effective. It is ideal for a single room or addition and great for cabins and lake places! A single outdoor unit can handle up to eight indoor units!
Mini-Split for Room Additions
Whether your furnace or air conditioner does not have the capacity to meet the needs of an extra room, or extending the existing ducts is not possible; installing a ductless split will be the perfect, cost-effective solution.
Mini-Split for Older Homes with No Ducts
Installing an entire traditional heating and
cooling system in an existing building can be costly and cumbersome. You will
have to install a complete duct system and heating and cooling equipment. A
mini-split system would be a more affordable solution that is quick and easy to
install, yet efficient in heating and cooling.
Mini-Split for Garages
If you use your garage as a workshop, you will
need a heating and cooling system. However, most houses do not have a HVAC system installed in the garage. If this is the case in your home, a ductless split is your savior.
Mini-Split for Single Rooms and Small Houses
A single-zone mini-split system is perfect for heating or cooling a single room. This saves you the extra costs of heating rooms you do not use. A mini-split works well in a small house because you can choose the size of the unit as well as how many indoor units there are.
Mini-Split for Basements
The air in basements is not always healthy because of humidity and the buildup of molds. Ductless splits have an advanced air filtration system that purifies the air, guaranteeing quality. Mini-splits also remove that damp basement smell we all know so well.
Mini-Split for Cabins and Lake Places
Your lake cabin needs to be comfortable and
quiet with the correct temperatures. Installing a ductless mini-split is the
easiest, noise-free, and most efficient solution for your place. Your peace and
comfort are guaranteed.
Pros and Cons of Ductless Mini-Splits
A ductless mini-split is an excellent solution for heating and cooling and it is becoming more popular. Let’s explore the pros and cons of these systems.
- They are small in size, which makes them ideal for small spaces.
- They offer flexibility for cooling and heating individual rooms.
- They are energy-efficient since they are ductless. Energy is usually lost in poorly insulated ductwork.
- They provide guaranteed air quality because of the triple filtration and humidity control features.
- The units can be zoned, with each zone having its own thermostat. You only condition a space when it is occupied, so saving energy and money.
- They offer high security since you only require a small hole in the wall, unlike window-mounted wall units that are easy access for intruders.
- They are easy to install. The connection between the outdoor and indoor unit only requires a three-inch hole through a wall for the conduit.
- They may be aesthetically offensive to people who do not like a visible unit in a room.
- You will need to remove the unit from the wall when conducting repairs.
- You will need to wash each unit’s filter monthly for proper maintenance.
A Good Contractor for Your Ductless Split Install
To get all the benefits of a ductless system, make sure you get the right contractor. Getting the right size and installation is essential. A good contractor should understand how to handle sensitive electronics and seal the opening correctly for a properly functioning system. We have helped homeowners all over Minnesota go ductless. We can help you too! Contact our dedicated team of specialists now for more information, including a free estimate.