Traditional central air conditioning is not always the best fit for every home. If you have an older home, installing whole-home air conditioning may not be possible due to lack of space for ductwork. Fortunately, there’s a popular, flexible solution: ductless heating and cooling units, known as ductless mini split air conditioners.
Mini-splits are heating and cooling systems that allow you to control the temperatures in individual rooms or spaces.
Mini-split systems have two main components — an outdoor compressor/condenser and an indoor air-handling unit(s) (evaporator). They are easy to install usually requiring only a three-inch hole through a wall for the conduit; which houses the power and communication cables, copper tubing, and a condensation drain line, linking the outdoor and indoor units.
Mini-split heat pumps are not only great solutions for whole home or new constructions but make good retrofit add-ons to houses with “non-ducted” heating systems, such as hydronic (hot water heat), radiant panels, and space heaters (wood, kerosene, propane). They can also be a good choice for room additions where extending or installing distribution ductwork is not feasible, and energy efficient new homes that require only a small space conditioning system.
Mitsubishi Electric’s wall unit air conditioners and heaters offer a full range of features specially designed for energy efficiency, performance, and control over your personal comfort.
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