Ductless mini split air conditioning and heating (heat pump) systems are energy efficient systems that do not use duct work. They have two main components – an outdoor compressor/condenser (heat pump for heating) and an indoor air handling unit. A line set covering, which houses the power cable, refrigerant tubing, and a condensate drain connects the outdoor and indoor units. Ductless mini splits can be a good choice for room additions and small apartments, where installing ductwork is not feasible. At Contemporary Air Systems, duct work design and engineering is our forte. Often, where others say only a mini slit system will work, we find an affordable option…a traditional system using duct work. Some people may not like the appearance of the indoor air handling part of the system. While less obtrusive than a window room air conditioner, they seldom have the built-in look of a central system. There must also be a place to drain condensate water. The factors to look at when choosing your ductless heating and cooling systems are BTU’s, number of zones, and unit type. Proper system sizing, installation and handling of the sensitive electronics is absolutely critical to getting the benefits from a ductless mini split system.
Thinking about doing this project yourself? Searching the internet for a mini split system you can buy from an online site that provides little to no technical support? Ductless mini splits must be installed with precision. Installing an indoor air handling unit wrong will result in water damage to the interior of your home. Not properly charging the unit with refrigerant will result in the malfunction of the equipment and inefficient operation. Mishandling of the electrical components will cause your system not to work and may cost hundreds of dollars in service. Chances are parts availability are limited as well. Our staff at Contemporary Air Systems receives numerous calls dealing with these issues. Call the professional mini split air conditioning and heating team. Our team is knowledgeable, trained in mini split electrical diagnostics and experienced in installing ductless mini splits for your heating and cooling needs.
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Some ductless mini split models can have as many as eight indoor air-handling units connected to one outdoor unit. Each zone (indoor unit) has its own thermostat, so you only need to condition occupied spaces.