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What Is a Mini-Split?

Written on: May 15, 2023

An Introduction To Ductless Home Comfort

ductless cooling, ma Summer is on its way to Central Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire. You want to have an AC system that can keep you and your family cool and comfortable no matter how hot it gets. Now is a good time to familiarize yourself with some of the cooling system options that are available to you.

Whichever cooling option you choose, Brideau has trained, licensed HVAC technicians on staff to install it.

Let’s take a look at mini-split AC systems and what makes them ideal.

Mini-Splits 101

What is a mini-split? It’s a type of cooling and heating system that doesn’t require the ductwork needed for a central air conditioning system. Installation of a mini-split only requires a hole somewhere in your wall to accommodate the wiring and refrigerant line. You may also hear a mini-split referred to as a ductless or mounted cooling system.

How does a mini-split work? A mini-split is usually made up of one outdoor unit and at least one indoor unit (the number of indoor units will be determined by how many zones or areas the unit is designed to cool/heat). The outdoor and indoor units are connected by refrigerant tubing and electrical wiring. The indoor unit is most commonly mounted on a wall and delivers heated or cooled air directly into the living space without the need of ductwork or vents.

The Advantages of Mini-Split AC Systems

There are a number of reasons a mini-split AC system might be right for your home. One of the primary advantages is that they don’t require ductwork, and that makes them adaptable to any home. Here are some additional advantages:

  1. Installation is quick and cost-effective.
  2. You can put them almost anywhere. You don’t need a window; all you need is a wall.
  3. They’re ideal for allergy suffers or anyone with respiratory problems because they don’t have any ductwork that provides space for allergens and microorganisms to thrive.
  4. They’re more efficient than window air conditioners and central air conditioning systems. Central air conditioning systems can lose up to 30% of the air they cool through leaky ducts. You’ll have no such problem with a mini-split system.
  5. They produce less noise in your home than a window air conditioner.

Is a mini-split for you?

You should consider a mini-split air conditioner for your home if…

Brideau Is the Smart Choice.

Brideau Energy sells and installs high-efficiency, ultra-quiet air conditioning systems. That includes mini-split installation as well as central air conditioner installation. Not sure which system is right for you? One of our cooling experts will evaluate your needs and design the best system for your home so that you’ll always be cool—even on the hottest days.

At Brideau Energy, the comfort of your home is our priority. We have served the residents of Central Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire since 1987. Whether you need an AC installed, repaired, or tuned-up, you can count on us.

Contact Brideau Energy today to learn more. We’ll keep you cool!