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How Do Ductless Mini Splits Work?

June 28, 2024
How Do Ductless Mini Splits Work?

At Southern Air, the technicians agree that exploring new air conditioner possibilities for your home may sound intimidating with all the new models now available. A lack of familiarity (and the price factor) can bolster a sense of apprehension. However, one thing is certain – if you want superior temperature control, ductless mini-splits are the way to go.

Here’s more about modern ductless heating and cooling solutions so that you can make a more informed decision.

What Are Ductless Mini-Split Systems?

Ductless mini-split air conditioners have two parts – one outside and one inside – that are connected compactly. Most types will heat and cool effectively within a small space or zone, making them a perfect alternative to larger centralized systems with elaborate ductwork. Plus, without ductwork required, installing the unit is a lot cheaper. 

This compact option for temperature control combines easily with small, wall-mounted units that cool and heat a single room at a time. Through a flexible tube in the wall, you connect your outdoor unit to your indoor one for a temperature management solution that’s just as powerful as it is concentrated. While it isn’t as widespread as a central air system, you can let this energy-efficient system work for comfort as well as energy savings.

How Do Ductless Mini-Splits Function?

Your ductless mini-splits bring in hot air through your outdoor unit, passing it through a pipe. This air flows into your indoor unit, which compresses it and blows out cool air. 

Unlike a duct system, this method of cooling your home is direct and quick. The tube is quite narrow, so it is a relatively short pathway for the air from hot to cold.

Benefits of a Ductless Mini-Split System

Generally, ductless mini-split systems serve smaller homes better or even, if a landlord allows it, apartment units. The units cool in just a short amount of time, so you won’t even notice the lack of ductwork with the secure air transfer system (and there’s no room for leaks, either!).

If you’re considering a ductless mini-split system, the following reasons might persuade you:

  • Compact: Unlike other air conditioners and heating systems, the mini-split system puts a great deal of emphasis on the ‘mini’ in its title. Both the outdoor unit and the indoor unit are compact and easy to keep clean.
  • Affordable: The mini-split system contains no ductwork, so you save money on the installation and maintenance aspects compared to duct systems.
  • Efficient: Electing for a mini-split system can help you manage your energy bills more succinctly – they’re highly energy efficient.
  • Superior control: Because this system cools one room at a time, you can maintain better control over your home’s temperature control with ductless mini-splits.

Are you interested in installing a ductless mini-split unit? Consider working with Southern Air, one of the best air conditioning and heating services in Florida’s Palatka area and the surrounding cities. 

Call Southern Air at (386) 222-1342 for everything from heating and cooling solutions to air quality control, maintenance packages, and HVAC installation.

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