With each year, more homeowners are choosing to have ductless heating and cooling systems installed for their homes. Although these ductless systems (also known as ductless mini split heat pumps) are not ideal for all homes and all situations, they have several excellent uses we recommend homeowners consider the next time they’re looking for a new HVAC installation.
A quick reminder of how ductless mini splits work: They operate similarly to standard heat pumps, circulating refrigerant to either move heat into a home or move it out. Unlike the standard heat pump, which uses a single indoor unit that pushes air into a network of ducts to spread it through the rooms, a ductless mini split system has multiple smaller air handlers that attach to the outer room walls. The air handlers each have their own refrigerant coil and blower so they can send conditioned air directly into the living space—no ducts needed.
Here are some of the best applications of ductless heating and cooling.