Also known as ductless heat pumps, ductless mini-split systems work similarly to conventional heat pumps by providing heating and cooling in your home. However, they don’t need ductwork to deliver conditioned air throughout your home, and instead make use of at least one indoor air handler connected to an outdoor unit. The air handlers are like the system’s air ducts in that they provide heating and cooling in the room where they’re installed.

Ductless Mini-Split Placement

Of course, proper placement guidelines must be followed to maximize a ductless mini-split system’s efficiency and performance. Climate Systems Heating and Cooling explains what you need to know.

What to Expect From a Ductless Mini Split System

Usually, a ductless mini-split package comes with an indoor and outdoor unit. The indoor unit is essentially the air handler that has some of the essential components of an HVAC system. This includes the evaporator coil, air filter, multi-speed fan and condensate drainage. This can be mounted either on the ceiling, wall or even on the floor. The indoor unit is also directly connected to the outdoor unit with a thin conduit that goes through a small hole in the wall.

Placement Ideas to Keep in Mind

The best location for your outdoor unit is any shaded area outside your home. It can be installed directly on the side of your home, as long as it isn’t too close to vegetation to ensure good airflow. Mounting it to an outside wall with stand-off mounting brackets is one of the many installation options to consider, but the installation should be done by an HVAC professional. They’ll make sure there’s enough space between the wall and the unit, and enough space above it.

As for the indoor unit, it can be installed just about anywhere in your home that requires comfort, be it a hard-to-condition bedroom or a new home addition without air ducts. If it is wall-mounted, it must be at least two inches from the ceiling.

If you’re looking to install a ductless mini-split system in your home, the experienced technicians at Climate Systems Heating and Cooling have got you covered! Call us today at (724) 935-3900 or fill out our online contact form.

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