Most home heating and cooling systems follow the conventional form in which an air conditioner or heat pump outdoors is paired with a heating appliance indoors. In this kind of system, the indoor unit circulates air through ducts to every room in the house.
But what if you don’t have space for ducts, or you want to add a room to the back of the house and there’s no practical way to connect it to your existing ductwork (both of these are very common across Toronto). A mini split ductless system is the perfect solution.
How a mini split ductless system works
A mini split ductless system includes an indoor component and an outdoor component. But it doesn’t need the ductwork to reach into the house and cool a group of rooms.
The outdoor unit
The external component of a ductless mini split system is a small, quiet unit situated next to your home that is responsible for transferring heat to and from the outside air.
The indoor unit
The indoor unit circulates air to make the room comfortable. Depending on the system, up to five indoor units can share a single outdoor unit.
These mini split systems bring cooling nearly anywhere, but require almost no modification to the room or structure. The indoor and outdoor units connect with one small refrigerant line, necessitating only a small hole in the wall. Furthermore, the indoor unit is designed to mount on the wall, often near the ceiling, without taking up much space and disrupting the flow of the room.
They’re darn efficient
Mini split ductless systems use inverter technology, allowing precise increases and decreases in cooling. Because they can precisely match demand with output, they can operate with extreme energy efficiency.
They’re darn quiet
Despite their power and capability, ductless air conditioners operate with very low sound levels. So you can enjoy comfort without disruption. Indoor units generate sound levels equivalent to a human whisper, and outdoor units are no louder than a conversation between two people.
Get a quote on an installed mini split ductless system for your home
If you’re building an addition with no ductwork, or your charming old house doesn’t have the infrastructure for it, this is the best way to stay cool through the summer. This year is going to be a scorcher, so get your ductless mini split system installed today.