A mini split heat pump is a ductless heat pump system that provides highly customized zone comfort to your home. Generally, these systems are set up with a single condenser that serves up to four individual, wall-mounted evaporator units, thereby providing heat and AC to your whole home. Mini split heat pumps operate without a duct system and provide a more efficient option than gas or oil furnaces. Mini splits operate very well in areas with mild winters.

Alco Air provides heat pump installation to Longview, TX and the surrounding areas.

How They Work

The basic premise of how they work, and the reason that they fall under the umbrella of air source heat pumps, is that they use air to transfer heat from one place to another. The refrigerant within the system is the main mode of heat transfer here.

In Warm Weather

When the weather is warm, the mini split works by moving the heat from inside your home to the outdoors. Refrigerant is used in the heat transfer process to cool the air in your home, decreasing the temperature and making your home comfortable.

A mini split heat pump is a ductless heat pump system that provides highly customized zone comfort to your home. Generally, these systems are set up with a single condenser that serves up to four individual, wall-mounted evaporator units, thereby providing heat and AC to your whole home. Mini split heat pumps operate without a duct system and provide a more efficient option than gas or oil furnaces. Mini splits operate very well in areas with mild winters.

Alco Air provides heat pump installation to Longview, TX and the surrounding areas.

In Cold Weather

To warm your home, the same process occurs, but in reverse. Refrigerant is used to facilitate heat transfer and move warmth from the outdoor air into your home. Useful heat can be pulled from weather as cold as 20℉, leaving your home warm and cozy during the cold winter weather.

Advantages of Mini Split Heat Pumps:

Easy to Install

Mini splits use no air ducts and only require a 3 inch hole in the wall for the conduit that links the condenser and the evaporator units. This makes them non-intrusive and easy to install.

Mini split heat pumps are ideal for use in:

  • Older homes without centralized duct systems.
  • New room additions.

Energy Efficiency

According to estimates from Energy Star, thanks to poorly attached, leaky or damaged ducts, approximately 20% to 30% of air that passes throughout duct systems escapes and is therefore wasted. This means that you’re paying for conditioned air that you never get to use. Without using ducts at all, mini split heat pumps completely avoid this wasteful air loss.

Air source heat pumps also provide up to three times more heated air to homes on average than the amount of electrical power that they use to operate.

Alco Air provides heat pump installation to Longview, TX and the surrounding areas.

If you have any questions about mini split heat pumps or would like to schedule an installation, call Alco Air today at 903-417-0260 . We’re here to solve all of your heat pump needs!