Ductless mini-splits? Tell me more.

Posted on Dec 06 2020 in LaGrange County REMC

Mini-split heating and AC unit

Maybe you were in the process of buying a home, watching the latest episode of your favorite house hunting reality show or just making small talk at the office when you heard the term “ductless mini-split.” Outside of the electric industry, many don’t know what it is or what it does, but LaGrange County REMC is here to give you the basics so you can make informed decisions in the future.

Let’s first break down the name, ductless mini-split heat pump:

  • Heat pump: In general, a heat pump extracts heat from one place and transfers it to another (similar to how an air conditioner or refrigerator cools). In warmer months, a heat pump takes heat from inside a home and relocates it outdoors, helping to make your home cooler. In the cooler months, a heat pump produces heat energy from the outside and moves it inside, which helps to warm your home. 
  • Mini-split: As a heat pump system, it features both an indoor air handler and an outdoor compressor.
  • Ductless: It’s exactly what it sounds like. The system works without any ductwork.

A ductless mini-split system is compact and independent of any ductwork system, so it offers more versatility than other systems. They’re a great option for supplemental heating and cooling, especially in room additions, finished basements or attics, converted garages and enclosed porches.

What are the advantages to choosing mini-splits? They’re quieter, simpler to install, more energy efficient and provide individual control for each room.

For more information and to see how you may be able to receive cash back by choosing a mini-split, contact the LaGrange County REMC office at 877-463-7165.