Many homeowners decide to remodel or add a room but find it too difficult or expensive to run ductwork to the addition. A ductless mini split is a convenient way to cool a room when ductwork is not an option. A mini split is small, versatile, adaptable to most rooms, easy to install and does not take up limited window space that a conventional window air conditioner uses. The system, which removes heat from the room rather than providing cool air, consists of two principal parts:
- An outdoor condenser unit, which changes the refrigerant from a gas to a liquid, and then moves that liquid into the home and to the air handler unit.
- An air handler unit, which is located inside your home on a wall, ceiling or floor and at an appropriate place in your room to benefit from the cooling process. A pipe carries refrigerant from the outdoor condenser into the air handler, where a fan blows warm air from the room over the handler’s coils, transferring the heat to the refrigerant, which then travels back outside.
Benefits of a ductless mini split
- The system requires a small hole in the wall for the lines, rather than a larger hole to house a room air conditioner.
- Maintenance is simple and affordable.
- The unit has its own thermostat that can be adjusted as needed, saving energy costs.
- There is less energy loss, since the unit does not require ductwork.
If you would like more information on cooling a difficult area with a ductless mini split, contact the expert team at Stack Heating & Cooling. Our technicians will examine your area and determine the most practical energy-efficient system for your room. Our outstanding professionals have been serving the greater Cleveland and northeast Ohio areas for more than 30 years.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Cleveland, Ohio about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about mini splits and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.
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