A ductless multi-split system eliminates the need for portable heaters and air conditioners

A little over a year ago, I started looking into all different types of portable heating and cooling units.

The bedrooms in my house always seemed to be overheated in the summer and chilly in the winter.

There simply aren’t enough vents in these rooms, and they’re located the furthest from the furnace and central air conditioner. To target comfort levels, I’d need to dramatically adjust the thermostat and impact the entire house. This meant overworking the air conditioner and furnace, and spending a fortune on energy bills. Plus, while the bedrooms were nice and comfortable, the rest of the house was either freezing cold or horribly overheated. Although I wasn’t thrilled with the idea of space heaters and window air conditioners, I wasn’t sure what else to do. During my research, I came across ductless multi-splits systems. At first, I was confused by what this type of system provided and how it worked. A ductless heat pump starts with a single outdoor compressor unit that is very low profile and quiet. The compressor links to one or multiple indoor air handlers via a conduit that houses the refrigerant and drainage lines. The indoor air handlers are mounted on an exterior wall of each of the rooms, and are super lightweight and compact. Installing the air handlers requires little more than a small hole in the wall, so there is no major teardown, mess or construction. The ductless heat pump provides both heating and cooling capacity and exceptional efficiency. Each air handler features an independent thermostat, allowing the bedrooms to be set to customized temperatures. The ductless system was the ideal solution for our needs.

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