Ductless split systems are composed of an outdoor compressor/condenser and an indoor unit that delivers cooled or warmed air to a particular area of the building. Some systems can include up to four indoor air-handling units per condenser.
In buildings with no existing ductwork, a mini-split system can provide reliable cooling and some heating without the expense and inconvenience of building a system of ductwork. You can hire a professional for a ductless mini-split fitting.
What are the benefits of ductless systems?
Due to their small size and the flexibility to heat or cool individual rooms, ductless split systems are more energy-efficient than traditional whole-house air conditioners. Each area has its own thermostat, enabling the homeowner to condition only the area that is currently occupied.
Most ductless systems require only a three-inch hole for the conduit. They are simpler to install than other systems. The condenser can be located up to 50 feet away from the indoor unit and still operate efficiently.
Conventional air conditioning systems may lose up to 30 percent of energy consumption in the ducts themselves. This is especially true for ducts located in hot areas like attics. A ductless system has no such disadvantage, making it a high-efficiency air conditioning unit.
In many situations, ductless split systems provide high-efficiency air conditioning at a lower cost than conventional ducted systems.