MiniSplit Heat Pumps | Small, Compact and Powerful!

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Ductless Minisplit Heat Pumps  Ductless minisplit heat pumps are becoming more popular every year. They are more efficient than most air source heat pumps, and they can be used to heat and cool zones not served by a central HVAC system. The cost for minisplit systems is quite affordable.

You’ll often hear these systems referred to either as ductless or minisplit systems, or sometimes by both names.

What is a Ductless Minisplit System?

A ductless heat pump is a heating and cooling system designed to serve one to four zones rather than an entire home or business. The term “minisplit” refers to the fact that they are smaller than standard heat pump split systems that supply centralized heating and cooling.

How Does a Ductless Minisplit Heat Pump Work?

These systems work by moving heat from one location to another. In summer, they remove heat from inside the building and pump it outside. In cold weather, they capture heat outside – they can be effective until temperatures drop to about freezing – and move it indoors to heat the space.

A small condensing unit is installed outside, on the ground, the roof or in some cases attached to the side of the building. The indoor unit, sometimes called an air handler, is mounted high on a wall or on the ceiling. Refrigerant travels between the two units. The liquid captures heat inside the building when the unit is in cooling mode. It carries the heat outside, releasing it in the outdoor unit where it radiates out. This process cools the inside of the building.

For heating, the process is reversed with the use of specialized valves. The refrigerant captures heat outside, carries it indoors and releases it.

A single outside unit serves 1-4 indoor air handlers placed in different rooms or zones.

What are the Most Common Brands of Minisplit Heat Pumps?

The leading brands of ductless minisplit heat pumps are Air-Con, Friedrich, Fujitsu, Klimaire, Lennox, LG, Mitsubishi, Sanyo, Shinco and YMGI.

How Much Does a Ductless Heat Pump Cost?

Ductless minisplit heat pump systems range in size from about 6,000 BTU units that will serve up to 250 square feet to 36,000 BTU units that will serve approximately 1,500 square feet. These systems can be the most cost effective when you are installing in a small space or on a tight budget . Small, single zone ductless heat pumps cost less than $600. The largest multi-zone minisplit heat pump systems cost more than $4,000. Units with 9,000 to 18,000 capacity are most common and range in price from about $800 to $1,600.

Installation is extra and will vary based on the number of indoor air handlers as well as the complexity of the job. Expect complete costs for an installed system to range from $1,200 to $6,500.


2 Responses to “Ductless Minisplit Heat Pumps”
  1. Andrew B says:
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    I bought a minisplit for my office space – about 450 sq feet. It is the perfect system for the room and it was easy to install myself. It’s very quiet and keeps my office nice and cool. Love it!

    • Winston Brown says:

      Can you tell us which model and brand you installed

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