A ductless mini split is the most effective way to get central air in a home without ducts. This system can cool your entire home, just like traditional air conditioning — better, in many cases. And, you don’t need to add ductwork to run it throughout your home.
This feature is just one of the many reasons why ductless is becoming more and more popular in the United States.
In this article, we’ll look at how these work, how they differ from traditional air conditioners, and the benefits they offer — particularly in homes where central air isn’t an option.
We’ll also highlight a specific model with a few features you don’t see in every system.
Meanwhile, if you have any questions, or want to know how a system like this would fit in your home, call us at (630) 504-8688 or email us here at Compass Heating and Air.
Starting with a phone call or free consultation, we’ll help you decide if a system like this is the right fit for your home.
The big difference here is, as we’ve stressed, you don’t need ductwork to get air conditioning in every room of your house. You also don’t need a loud and clunky box sticking out of your windows or poking through your walls.
Instead, you place air handlers in each part of your home — usually one per room. The most popular models are called high-wall units. They’re about two feet wide and a foot tall, and we can place them up near the ceiling.
So, how do we connect the two? The answer, as you can imagine, doesn’t involve ducts.
Instead, narrow, flexible plastic lines connect the indoor and outdoor components. And, you’ll hardly notice them.
We bundle them all in a line set that’s only a few inches wide. In most cases, it runs behind the wall, just like electrical wires, where you can’t see them at all.
And, that’s how it’s done! Now, you can have cooling in every room in your house without doing any major construction.
With this setup, there’s just one component hanging on the wall. And, since the air handlers do a fantastic job circulating the air, we can often tuck them away in a corner or out of sight.
They don’t need to be located in any specific part of the room to do the job.