When it comes to heating and cooling your home, you have a lot of options. Two popular choices are mini-splits and ductless systems. But what’s the difference between the two? And which one is suitable for your home? Let’s take a closer look.

The Mini-Split System

A mini-split is a type of heating and cooling system that doesn’t require ductwork. Mini-splits have two main components: an indoor air-handling unit(s) and an outdoor compressor/condenser. The outdoor unit is responsible for pumping refrigerant to the indoor unit(s), evaporating and absorbing heat from your home. This process cools and dehumidifies the air in your home. In the winter, the process is reversed, and the mini-split system extracts heat from the outdoors and delivers it indoors.

The Ductless System

Ductless systems are very similar to mini-splits but have one key difference: ductwork. A ductless system consists of an outdoor compressor/condenser unit and one or more indoor air handlers. The outdoor unit pumps refrigerant to the indoor units, where it evaporates and absorbs heat from your home (in the summer) or transfers heat from the outdoors to your home (in the winter). Unlike mini-splits, however, ductless systems rely on ductwork to deliver conditioned air throughout your home.

The Ductless System

The answer to this question depends on a few factors, including the size and layout of your home as well as your personal preferences. A mini-split might be your best option if you have an older home without existing ductwork. If you’re looking for a more traditional heating and cooling system but don’t have existing ductwork, a ductless system might be right for you.

Contact the Professionals

If you are in Sonora or any of the nearby areas, then Gatewood Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. is ready to help with all your air conditioning, heating and air quality service needs. Our experienced technicians can do more than just repair broken systems. Our smart thermostat services will ensure that you save money on your energy bills and maintain a comfortable temperature indoors throughout the year. We strive for excellence in our services and customer satisfaction is our top priority. Call Gatewood Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. today and find out how we can make your life easier!

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