How Does A Ductless Mini-Split System Work?

A ductless mini-split system offers an opportunity to reduce the cost of cooling your home. Operational savings arise mostly from only cooling the rooms that you are using and eliminating losses due to duct leaks. A heat pump achieves the cooling that you desire by moving refrigerant through piping between the indoor air handlers and the outdoor condenser.

Collection of Indoor Heat

To cool down a room with a ductless mini-split, you turn on the air handler mounted on the room’s wall or ceiling. A fan inside the unit draws in the hot air and moves it across an evaporator. The evaporator coil absorbs the heat into the refrigerant that is pumped through the coil. The blower then expels cooled air right into the room.

Removal of Indoor Heat

Conduits, such as pipes or flexible hose, connect the indoor air handler to the outdoor condenser. The refrigerant that absorbed the heat from a room travels to the outdoor unit. Once outside, the refrigerant enters a condenser that draws the heat out from the refrigerant. An outdoor blower vents the heat away into the outside air.

Recirculation of Refrigerant

Once the refrigerant has vented the heat outside, the heat pump moves it back through the conduits. As refrigerant returns to an interior evaporator coil, it can absorb more heat and continue cooling the room. As a bonus, this equipment can reverse its function and provide heat in the winter.

A ductless mini-split provides a splendid solution for areas without existing ducts. You can talk to the heating and cooling professionals at Real HVAC Services in Salisbury, MD, to get answers about heat pumps. We install new Carrier mini-splits and can service any heat pump makes and models.

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