When adding on to an existing home, one of the biggest challenges facing homeowners and builders is finding enough space to include all the necessary features and infrastructure for the new addition. If you’re running out of room to install new ductwork to expand the heating and cooling system, ductless mini split heat pumps provide a reliable, space-saving alternative to traditional ducted furnaces and air conditioners.
Ductless mini splits provide the same level of comfort and temperature control as traditional systems, but without the bulky, space-consuming networks of large metal ducts carrying conditioned air throughout your house.
Mini splits consist of a large outdoor unit and up to four smaller indoor units that provide air handling. The central unit houses the main system components, including the condenser and compressor. As many as four internal units are connected to the central unit through a conduit in the wall. The conduit, which requires only about a three-inch hole in the wall, houses the power cables, refrigerant lines and condenser drain.
Because the indoor units do not have to be connected to an existing system of ductwork, they can be placed anywhere you want them. They can be put in individual rooms or zones for focused heating or cooling in that area. They can be attached to a wall, suspended from the ceiling, or simply tucked away out of sight. Each indoor unit can be operated separately when needed, cutting down on unnecessary energy use. In addition, since there are no ducts, there is no energy loss from loose-fitting duct sections, joints and elbows.
Ductless mini splits are usually more expensive than other heating and cooling options. However, their efficient operation means they will provide considerable long-term savings on your utility bills.
Coffman and Companies serves the greater Denver metro area, including Boulder, Louisville and the Foothills, with trustworthy HVAC services. We are happy to help you with questions about mini split heat pump systems and whether one is right for your new construction project. Contact us todayor call (303) 366-1112 for more information or to schedule a service call.
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