How Does Ductless Work?
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How Does Ductless Heating and Cooling Work?
Ductless heating and cooling mini splits work by pumping coolant, or heated refrigerant back and forth between a heat pump outside and air handlers in the rooms you’re treating.
That refrigerant either pumps heat into the air handler in the winter. Or, it transports heat out of the room as part of the air conditioning in the summer.
This way, you get the heating or cooling you want without requiring ductwork to push forced air all throughout the house.
You can read more about the parts of a heat pump system, the sizes and dimensions of mini split components, and where to install a ductless system.
Depending on what you need, you can go with a 1:1 setup with a single indoor unit in a problem room connected to a heat pump outside. Or, add up to nine air air handlers to a single heat pump to treat your entire home.
Parts of a Mini Split
Indoor Air Handler
These units circulate air throughout your home. They also handle the dehumidification part of the air conditioning process. High-wall units like the one here are the most common. Or, choose from low-wall units near the floor or recessed cassettes that fit flush against the ceiling.
Outdoor Heat Pump
The heat pump transfers warmth in or out of your home, depending on the season. Each air handler connects to this component. They’re quieter and smaller than conventional AC condensers. Depending on the model, heat pumps provide heat in sub-zero cold and cool your home in triple-digit temperatures.
Line sets run between the air handlers and heat pump. They contain a line transporting the coolant in a closed loop between the indoor and outdoor components. The set includes power cables and a condensate drain that removes moisture from dehumidification
Ductless heating and cooling doesn’t cycle on and off like traditional forced-air heat and central air conditioning. Instead, it uses INVERTER technology to work at variable speeds depending on your exact needs.
Sensors detect any hot or cold spots in a room. Then, specialized fans direct the treated air to the exact spots that need it.
The temperature stays constant instead of swinging up and down by a few degrees all the time. It’s more comfortable, quieter, and saves your money. And, these heat pump systems last longer than traditional HVAC with the proper maintenance.
Personalized Programming and Complete Control
Each air handler has its own remote control. There’s no reaching around to make adjustments, and the easy interface makes it easy to adjust on the fly or program for later.
And, you don’t even need to be home to make adjustments. Using an app for any smart device, you can track energy usage, change settings and program your heating and air conditioning from anywhere you have an internet connection.
More Comfort = More Savings
Over time, your ductless mini split pays for itself thanks to energy savings and financial incentives.
You get heating and cooling using a fraction of the energy conventional systems need, saving you money every month on utility bills.
And, you can apply for tax credits and rebates that reduce your upfront costs. Put it all together, and you get so much more for so much less.
Examples in my neighborhood
Mini splits are easy to install virtually anywhere.
Problem: A Pennsauken, NJ family wanted to upgrade their sunroom into an all-season room. It was uncomfortable in the summer heat and humidity and bordered on frigid in the winter.
Solution: Installed a single-zone mini split cooling and heat system to supplement their current system. It keeps the sunroom at the perfect temperature in every season.
Problem: A previous contractor cut out a return duct during a renovation in this suburban split-level home. As a result, the upstairs got almost no heating or cooling whatsoever. change the look of their home.
Solution: Installed a three-zone mini split heat and cool the entire home without redoing the ductwork. Now, there’s better comfort and more customization in each part of the house.
Problem: New parents in Middletown, DE were concerned about whether their baby’s new nursery would be warm enough in the winter and cool enough in the summer.
Solution: Our contractor installed a single-zone Bryant mini-split. It keeps the rooms within one degree of the thermostat setting all the time.