A ductless mini-split system offers a convenient alternative to central heating and cooling. Perhaps you need to heat or cool a room addition, finished attic, or converted garage but expanding your existing HVAC system is cost-prohibitive or simply not possible due to your home’s design. A ductless mini-split system may be a more affordable and feasible option.

Read on as we explain what a ductless mini-split system is, how it works, and the many benefits it provides.

What Is a Ductless Mini-Split System?

A ductless mini-split system is a compact unit designed to heat and cool an area of a home. Because no ductwork is required, it can be added to just about any room or area to supplement existing heating and cooling. Mini-split systems are comprised of an outside unit and a small wall-mounted indoor unit.

How Does a Ductless Mini-Split System Work?

A ductless mini-split system works on the same principles as a traditional HVAC system. The indoor unit blows warm air from your home over cold evaporator coils. The refrigerant running through these coils absorbs the heat from the air and brings it to the outside unit, where the refrigerant dumps all the heat it pulled from your home’s air.

The process is reversed to heat your home – the interior unit can add heat to the indoor air, and your coils can carry cold air outside.

Benefits Of a Ductless Mini-Split System

In addition to providing heating and cooling without ductwork, a ductless mini-split system also delivers the following benefits:

  • Compact, whisper-quiet design
  • A more affordable option than expanding current HVAC system
  • Energy efficient design
  • Can be used for zone control
  • Flexible coverage, from a single room to whole-house applications
  • Can be installed in detached buildings, such as garages and workshops

When Is a Ductless Mini-Split System Ideal?

There are many situations for which we recommend a ductless mini-split system, such as:

  • Garages and other exterior building
  • Room additions to existing homes
  • Remodeling projects
  • Individualized heating and cooling zones

Learn More About Ductless Mini-Split Systems

Wondering if a ductless mini-split system is right for your home? The home comfort professionals at Zach Heating & Cooling can help. As a full-service HVAC company, we offer a variety of heating and cooling solutions, including ductless mini-split systems. Contact us today for more information or a new system proposal.