Mini Split Heat Pump

By | May 21, 2015

Also called Ductless Heat Pumps, the Mini Split Heat Pump is an ideal choice for home requiring some add on heating, or in rooms where only a small space conditioning system is needed. 

Mini Split Heat Pumps have the same two main components as Air Source Heat Pumps. The have an outdoor compressor (or condenser) and an indoor air-handling unit. Liking the power cable, refrigerant tubing, suction tubing and a condensate drain, you’ll find the conduit, which is essentially the link between the inside an outside components.


What are the benefits of using a Mini Split Heat Pump?

  • The biggest advantage of the ductless heat pump system is that its size is considerably smaller than other heat pumps and you also have more freedom of choice when it comes to where you want the unit installed, as well as having the option of zoning (heating and cooling of different rooms).
  • Compared to other Heat Pump Systems, the Mini Split units are much easier to install.
  • The fact that they have no ducts means that they avoid the issue of losing efficiency through ducts that forced air systems often face.

The downside of Mini Split Heat Pumps

  • Mini Split Heat Pumps can be much more costly than other Heat Pumps
  • You must have a space where the outside unit can drain condensate unit
  • Mini Split Heat Pumps don’t have the same appeal as regular heat pumps and some consumers don’t like the look of the unit inside a room because it doesn’t have the same look as a built0in central system.
  • A qualified Mini Split installer can be harder to find than an installer who does Air Source and Ground Source Heat Pump installations.