Ductless mini-split heat pump or air conditioner systems are great to use for houses without a duct work system, additions to a home where extending duct work isn’t practical, or for individual rooms that can’t be adequately heated or cooled with a traditional forced air system. Just like a standard heat pump, mini-splits have both an indoor and an outdoor unit. However, the units are much smaller and take up less space.
Because there is no duct work system, the main advantage to a mini-split system is the flexibility and ability it has to avoid any energy loss that can happen with air traveling through a duct system. Combined with the fact that they are also Energy Star Certified, this means more money in your pocket and less of an impact on the environment. Mini-splits are also cheaper and easier to install than an air conditioner or heat pump system, so they can be a cost effective way to provide cooling to the most essential rooms in your home. Not to mention that they are also incredibly quiet, so you can enjoy comfort knowing that it won’t wake the baby and you won’t have to turn the tv up to be able to hear it.