Ductless Mini Split Options
Did you know there is a state-of-the-art convenient and affordable solution to easily cool your garage or that new master suite you just added on to your home?
The ductless mini split is a compact HVAC unit you can utilize to cool those off-the-beaten-path rooms or to individually control the temperature in multiple spaces.
Ductless Mini Splits Defined
To begin, it’s important to note the difference between a traditional HVAC system and ductless mini split systems. Traditional HVAC systems include ductwork throughout the home which connects to the air handler.
The ductwork provides a pathway to distribute conditioned air to individual rooms through vents.
Traditional HVAC equipment includes two units: An indoor air handler and an outdoor compressor/condenser unit. IN SW Florida, the indoor air handler is typically located in the attic or a closet.
A mini split also includes two units: An indoor air-handling unit and an exterior condenser or compressor; however, they are much more compact in size than a traditional HVAC unit.
A conduit links the outdoor unit with the indoor unit. Below is a photo of a recent installation of the outdoor condenser unit.
In contrast to a traditional AC, ductless mini splits do not use a duct system, hence the term, “Ductless.”
Ductless Mini Split Single Zone Option
A single-zone mini split system consists of a single outdoor and single indoor unit. It’s designed to control the temperature of one individual room, like a garage.
Ductless Mini Split Multi Zone
Multi-zone mini split systems are composed of two to eight indoor units for one condenser/outdoor unit.
Despite being connected to one another, each unit in a multi-zone system can function independently and be set to a different temperature.
Mini Split Mounting Options
As described above, traditional HVAC units store the air handler in the attic or a closet, whereas the mini split air handling units are installed in individual rooms.
A mini split can be mounted in several ways allowing you to control the look of your space.
Most indoor units have profiles of about 7” deep and usually come with sleek, high-tech-looking jackets.
To coincide with your home’s décor, check out these various ways of mounting a mini split.
Floor Mounted Mini Split Option
Floor-mounted mini splits are similar to wall-mounted, only they’re installed near the bottom of a wall.
They’re viable options for homeowners who want to mount their mini splits on the wall but may have windows too high or ceilings too low for a wall-mounted split.
Wall Mounted Mini Split Option
Wall-mounted mini split systems are installed near the top of a wall. They’re the most popular mini split option due to being the least expensive choice.
Ceiling Cassette Mini Split Option
Ceiling cassette systems mount flush to the ceiling. This design is an excellent choice for those who want to keep their indoor unit out of sight, out of mind.
As a bonus, the ceiling mounted design delivers a wider air flow than wall mounted units.
Concealed Duct Mini Split Option
These units are usually installed in the attic where they can be connected to ductwork when needed. They are very flexible and can be ducted into one or more rooms.
Ceiling concealed units are great for covering multiple bedrooms or a single large room that needs multiple vents.
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