Mini-Split Ductless System
As you can likely gather from its name, a mini-split/ductless system is a split system, which means it has components that are located inside and outside the home. However, unlike traditional split HVAC systems, ductless units do not rely on air ducts to route air throughout your home. Rather, a ductless air conditioner is designed to heat or cool a single room, a zone or an addition to your home that may lack or cannot accommodate ductwork.
Powered by electricity and comprised of a small outdoor condensing unit and a compact indoor evaporator unit that mounts to your preferred surface, mini-split ACs are unobtrusive and easy to install and run. The “mini” in this type of HVAC system’s name is a direct reference to the indoor unit’s diminutive size and inconspicuous appearance.
The indoor and outdoor components are connected via copper refrigerant tubing and electrical wiring, requiring an opening just three inches or less in diameter.