How Does a Ductless Mini-Split Air Conditioning System Work?

Ductless mini-split air conditioning systems work great for homes without ductwork or specific areas requiring more cooling. Heat pump versions of this product can also heat the specific areas. This can save homeowners with boiler systems a significant amount of money because the boiler units do not have to be turned on until the outside air temperature is below 15 degrees Fahrenheit.

Ductless mini-split air conditioners are air conditioning systems that provide cooling to one or more rooms. They use a condenser unit that is placed outside the home, with refrigerant and electrical lines that go through the exterior wall and connect to decorative indoor air handlers mounted on the wall.

Unlike portable or window air conditioners, ductless mini-split systems are considered a permanent fixture; require professional installation and a larger investment. Ductless min-split air conditioners can be more efficient because they cool only the rooms where you locate and need them so there is no energy wasted, compared to central air systems which cool the whole home, including unused areas. Ductless mini-split air conditioning systems usually have one, two or more zones. In some cases, you can start small with one or two room units and grow your cooling network.

Our technicians here at O’Mara Plumbing, Heating & Cooling have installed many ductless mini-split systems in the Ionia County and surrounding area in both commercial and residential applications.