What is a Ductless HVAC System?
Mini-Split Ductless air conditioners and heating systems are made up of two components: a wall-mounted indoor unit, and a compressor, which MoreVent installs outside your home. The primary appeal of these systems is their ductless efficiency. Traditional systems lose about 25% or more in the ducts that distribute air throughout your home.
Every ductless air conditioner is a split system. With central AC, the condenser is located outside your home while the indoor evaporator unit is located in your basement or attic. Ducts carry your home’s air from these units throughout your home. A mini-split ductless systems system works the same way but without the ducts. An indoor unit blows warm air from your home over cold evaporator coils. Refrigerant running through these coils absorbs heat, carrying it to the outside unit where it dumps the heat pulled from your home.
Ductless Heating and Cooling Options
You can have a single zone or multiple zones for your home with a ductless heating and cooling system. Zoning is accomplished by connecting multiple indoor units to your outdoor unit. Call MoreVent today at 1-484-203-8420 or contact us online to learn more about the ductless systems we offer or to schedule an onsite consultation and free estimate. When you contact us, be sure to inquire about the current specials and rebates we are offering.
Single-Zone Ductless HVAC
One outdoor unit and one indoor unit are connected by cables in a single-zone ductless system. A compressor, condenser coils, and a fan are housed in the outdoor condenser unit. The indoor evaporator unit contains evaporator coils, a blower, and an air filter, and the cabling connecting the two units consists of electric cables, a refrigerant line, and a drain line. The indoor unit is typically hung on a wall, but slim ceiling-mounted units are also available.
Multi-Zone Ductless HVAC
Multi-zone ductless HVAC systems have similar core components but differ in that there are two or more indoor units with separate lines to the outdoor unit. Separate indoor units allow you to cool those areas separately. While sleeping, for example, you could continue to cool the bedroom while keeping the living room at a warmer temperature.
We’re Mitsubishi Electric Zoned Comfort Experts
Mitsubishi is the leading brand of ductless systems and also manufactures ducted systems. Mitsubishi’s mini-splits are suitable for single- and multi-zone applications and can heat and cool a home with ease. Mitsubishi models have been MoreVent’s go-to mini splits for decades because they are effective and efficient in both the short and long term. MoreVent would be happy to conduct an audit of your home and assist you in determining which Mitsubishi model is best for you.
- Offers up to 40% greater efficiency compared to central air conditioning.
- Incorporates active filtration to effectively remove odors and allergens.
- Operates silently, ensuring a peaceful indoor environment.
- Enables individual temperature control for each room.
- Provides both cooling and heating capabilities.
- Allows for the ability to deactivate unoccupied rooms, conserving energy.
Advantages of Ductless Mini-Split Systems
- Installation is a straightforward and quick process for the trained technicians at MoreVent. No cumbersome HVAC ducts need to be run through the home.
- Installs are less intrusive on the shell of the home, with a small cutout for line and cable access necessary. This is more secure than a window unit.
- The small size of a mini-split system makes it flexible to use for HVAC zoning or simply to control the temperature in an individual room.
- Different lengths of connecting lines allow a level of flexibility in where the outdoor unit is located in relationship to the indoor unit(s). The outdoor compressor may be able to be placed in a less visible location for aesthetic purposes.
- Indoor air units can be installed in a variety of locations within a room, allowing options for overall interior design.
- Indoor air units come with simple covers and are surprisingly not very deep.
- Some units, especially those secured high on a wall or the ceiling, benefit from a remote control.
- Ductless mini-split systems produce a low indoor noise level from their fan motors.
Reliable Ductless HVAC Repair
MoreVent also services and repairs ductless systems of all makes and models. If your mini split isn’t working as well as it should or has stopped working entirely, we’re here to help and even provide 24-hour service. Our repair technician will arrive with all of the necessary equipment and supplies to diagnose and repair the problem in a single visit.
HVAC Maintenance Is Important
Modern ductless HVAC systems are sophisticated heat pumps with numerous moving parts that wear out over time. We recommend a seasonal tune-up to avoid failures and inefficient operations. MoreVent recommends scheduling maintenance prior to the cooling and heating seasons, but we can perform a tune-up at any time of year, and that service includes a multi-point inspection, a thorough cleaning, checking refrigerant levels, lubrication, tightening, and other services.
Should I Install a Ductless HVAC System?
Mini-split ductless HVAC systems may be useful for single-room cooling in a home where ductwork is not feasible. This system could be exactly what you’re looking for. However, a ductless mini-split system is not the best solution for all cooling and heating needs, preferences, and situations. Indoor air units, as well as cables and lines running along the exterior of the house, must be hung. Homeowners must think about what they are willing to add to the visual appeal of their home, both inside and out. If a large amount of space needs to be temperature controlled, a ducted central system may end up being less expensive in the long run, even when ductwork is taken into account.
Where Do Ductless HVAC Systems Work Best
Enhanced living spaces, detached apartments, and sunrooms: A mini-split ductless system is designed to fit the precise dimensions of the area it cools and heats. As a result, the installation of new spaces won’t affect the capacity of your existing air conditioning and heating system.
Varied requirements within a single residence: Ductless systems enable independent temperature control in different rooms, offering a more efficient alternative to establishing zones in a conventional ducted cooling system.
Streamlining in larger homes: Rather than closing vents in unoccupied rooms, which can disrupt the balance of your system, installing a ductless mini-split unit in the master bedroom and operating the rest of the system at minimal levels is a more logical approach.
Introducing air conditioning to a ductless home: Incorporating ductwork into a home that lacks it can be costly and messy. The expense of installing ductless heating and cooling systems may be lower than constructing an entire network of ducts.
Schedule Your Ductless HVAC System Checkup Today
"*" indicates required fields
Choose MoreVent for Ductless HVAC System Services
Get reliable information about installing a mini-split ductless HVAC system in your home. A successful installation requires accurate area measurements and the identification of indoor unit locations. Temperatures will not remain comfortable if the system chosen is not large enough to manage the space. Contact us now to have a trained MoreVent specialist evaluate which system is right for you.