Believe it or not, a home heating and air conditioning system doesn’t need to have ducts. It’s all made possible with a ductless mini-split system. This type of system has a plethora of advantages, one of the most notable being that it’s the perfect option for older Twin Cities - St. Paul homes.
What is it?
A ductless mini-split system is similar to a central system in that it has two main components: an outdoor compressor/condenser and an indoor handling unit. It also has a conduit that houses the power cable, refrigerant tubes, suction tubes and a condensate drain which links the outdoor and indoor units.
What are some of the benefits?
When it comes to homes in the Twin Cities, a large number of them don’t have the room for traditional ducts. Mini-split systems offer flexibility and convenience due to their small size and ability to heat or cool without ducts.
There are lots of models on the market where zoning is available. This means you can cool certain areas of your home at a particular time without wasting energy on the rooms that are not being occupied.
In addition to their convenience, mini-splits avoid some of the energy losses commonly associated with traditional cooling systems because they have no ducts. What does this mean for you? Lower energy bills and more money in your bank account!
At Uptown Plumbing, Heating and Cooling, we are the old home specialists and our expert technicians are proficient in mini-split system installation. Give us a call at (612) 324-1004 today to learn more and don’t forget to connect with us on Twitter!