You can heat and cool your house using ductless heating and cooling systems. Ductless HVAC systems are being included in the architecture of many newer houses because of their efficiency and capacity to improve indoor living conditions. If you’re wondering whether to install a ductless system or a mini-split, keep reading.
What Is a Ductless HVAC System?
Ductless heating and cooling systems can heat and cool a home without moving air through ductwork. To heat and cool a home without using ductwork, a short, flexible tube is used to bring air from outside into the house. Once inside, an indoor unit heats or cools the air according to thermostat settings and then pumps out the air into the room.
What Is a Mini-Split System?
With a ductless mini-split system, an outdoor unit works with one indoor unit to control the temperature of a single room or zone within the house. In large homes, multi-split systems allow you to add zones to the mini-split, which gives you more precise temperature control of other zones and rooms in the home.
Are All Mini-Split Systems Ductless
Many mini-split systems are wall-mounted, but some are ceiling mounted. There’s also a type of mini-split that isn’t ductless: a concealed duct mini-split. This type of system connects to hidden ducts installed in the ceiling which can link to an existing duct system. Concealed duct mini-split systems are the best solution for homeowners who need to heat or cool a big space or many smaller rooms at the same time.
If you want to learn more about ductless mini-split systems, General Sheet Metal, Inc. is available to help. We’re here to answer any questions you have about improving comfort with a ductless system. Our team provides a full range of heating, cooling, and indoor air quality services in Kalispell and the surrounding area. Contact us today to set up an appointment.