The Ultimate 2023 Guide to Ductless Mini-Split Heat Pumps
What is a Mini-Split Heat-Pump?
Ductless heat pumps, or mini split heat pumps, are an alternative to radiator or baseboard heating, as well as a replacement for window units for cooling.
But what exactly allows a mini-split heat pump to do its job so well? Let’s take a look.
While a conventional central air conditioner generates cold air at a single point and distributes air via ducts throughout the house, mini-splits don’t need full-sized air ducts to work and use an individual fan and evaporator unit for each room as needed.
Mini-split heat pumps are also known as ductless mini-split air conditioners, ductless ACs, or mini-split air conditioning systems and do not rely on ducts for transferring heat.
Besides, unlike central conventional systems that run typically on oil derivatives, ductless mini-split systems use electricity that can be sourced from renewable energy, such as solar, which makes them environment friendly and their running costs more economical and more predictable than oil-based counterparts.
What are the Components of Ductless Heat-pump Mini-split Units?
Mini-split heating systems have two primary units consisting of an outdoor compressor and an indoor evaporator. The indoor unit maintains the room temperature by ventilating warm/cold air while the outdoor unit ejects the unwanted heat generated during the process.
They are a compact and flexible heating plus cooling option as compared to regular HVAC frameworks dependent on ducts to diffuse conditioned air throughout living spaces. Mini-split heat pumps are also known as ductless mini-split air conditioners, ductless ACs, or mini-split air conditioning systems and do not rely on ducts for transferring heat.
Ductless mini-splits Odor and Bacteria Inhibiting Capabilities
While central cooling and heating systems require annual cleaning and maintenance, many ductless mini-split systems have air-purifying technology that is of enhances the house’s or business’s air quality.
For example, according to research done by Panasonic, air conditioners with Panasonic’s proprietary NanoX deodorize while also inhibiting up to 99% of common viruses and bacteria.