Differences Between Ducted Mini-Splits and Ductless Mini-Splits

July 17, 2023

Finding the best HVAC system for your home can feel overwhelming, given all the options available. Mini-splits have become popular because they are highly energy efficient, relatively easy to install, and provide advanced filtration to improve indoor air quality. Here is more information about mini-splits and the differences between the ducted and ductless mini-split varieties. Mini-Splits An HVAC professional can install a mini-split heat pump using existing ductwork or as a stand-alone heating and cooling system. In cooler months, a mini-split pulls heat from the outdoor air and transfers it indoors. Conversely, in warmer months, it pulls heat out of indoor air to cool your home, similar to how an air conditioner works. These systems are more efficient at heating your home than traditional options and may result in lower utility costs during cold weather. In terms of cooling, a mini-splits efficiency is equivalent to the best central air conditioning systems. Ductless Mini-Splits A ductless mini-split is an excellent option if your home does not have existing ductwork. Ducts are time-consuming and expensive to install. Alternatively, when installing a ductless system, a HVAC technician will only have to drill a small hole in the wall of each room where you...

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