How Does Ductless Work?
Homeowners are amazed. Carrier ductless heat pump systems are customizable to fit any need. The perfect solution for a single problem room or a for converting from fossil fuel to electric. Ductless heat pumps heat and they cool. They lower your energy bill and give you back the freedom to choose how you want to heat your home.
How Does Ductless Heating and Cooling Work?
Ductless heating and cooling mini splits work by pumping coolant, or heated refrigerant back and forth between a heat pump outside and air handlers in the rooms you’re treating.
That refrigerant either pumps heat into the air handler in the winter. Or, it transports heat out of the room as part of the air conditioning in the summer.
This way, you get the heating or cooling you want without requiring ductwork to push forced air all throughout the house.
Depending on what you need, you can go with a 1:1 setup with a single indoor unit in a problem room connected to a heat pump outside. Or, add multiple indoor air handlers to a single outdoor heat pump to treat your entire home.
Parts of a Mini Split
Indoor Air Handler
These units circulate air throughout your home. They also handle the dehumidification part of the air conditioning process. High-wall units like the one here are the most common. Or, choose from low-wall units near the floor or recessed cassettes that fit flush against the ceiling.
Outdoor Heat Pump
The heat pump transfers warmth in or out of your home, depending on the season. Each air handler connects to this component. They’re quieter and smaller than conventional AC condensers. Depending on the model, heat pumps provide heat in sub-zero cold and cool your home in triple-digit temperatures.
Line sets run between the air handlers and heat pump. They contain a line transporting the coolant in a closed loop between the indoor and outdoor components. The set includes power cables and a condensate drain that removes moisture from dehumidification
Ductless heating and cooling doesn’t cycle on and off like traditional forced-air heat and central air conditioning. Instead, it uses INVERTER technology to work at variable speeds depending on your exact needs.
Sensors detect any hot or cold spots in a room. Then, specialized fans direct the treated air to the exact spots that need it.
The temperature stays constant instead of swinging up and down by a few degrees all the time. It’s more comfortable, quieter, and saves your money. It also extends the lifespan of your heat pump and air handlers.
Personalized Programming and Complete Control
Each air handler has its own remote control. There’s no reaching around to make adjustments, and the easy interface makes it easy to adjust on the fly or program for later.
And, you don’t even need to be home to make adjustments. Using an app for any smart device, you can track energy usage, change settings and program your heating and air conditioning from anywhere you have an internet connection.
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More Comfort = More Savings
Over time, your ductless mini split pays for itself thanks to energy savings and financial incentives.
You get heating and cooling using a fraction of the energy conventional systems need, saving you money every month on utility bills. And, with proper mini split maintenance, your system can last for 20 years or more.
And, you can apply for tax credits and rebates that reduce your upfront costs. Put it all together, and you get so much more for so much less.
Examples in my neighborhood
Problem: Homeowners were expecting a baby and designed a lovely nursery. But, it was in the room above the garage, where it’s difficult to maintain a safe and comfortable temperature in the winter and summer.
Solution: Installed a single-zone Carrier mini split in the new nursery located over the garage, that brings quiet comfort all year long.
Problem: A home studio in the converted garage of a century-old Wyndmoor, PA home was always too hot and humid in the summer or too cold in the winter. The rest of the home used old radiators and central air on the top floor.
Solution: A Carrier single-zone ductless mini split created the perfect, peaceful climate for this part of the house. The installation was quick and easy and didn’t affect the look and feel of this classic home.
Problem: Homeowners in Harrisburg, PA had a beautiful sunroom. But, it turned into a sauna in the summer and was too cold in the winter. They wanted to make the room a year-round gathering spot for friends and family.
Solution: Installed a single zone Carrier ductless mini split in the sunroom to deliver perfect comfort at the touch of a button.