What is a Ductless Mini Split? - J&W Heating and Air

What is a Ductless Mini Split?

Whether you’re looking for an energy efficient alternative to ducted systems like central air or heat pumps, or merely thinking about upgrading your system to avoid some of the indoor air quality issues associated with ductwork, a ductless mini split makes an excellent solution for year-round heating and cooling. As a type of heat pump, it shares many similar characteristics, and it uses the same type of refrigerant cycle that all air conditioners use. But perhaps because of the strange name or because of their lack of ducts, many customers are not sure what to make of ductless systems or how they work. We’d like to clear up some of the mystery. Call J & W Heating and Air today for excellent ductless mini split and other air conditioning services in Jacksonville, FL.

As we already suggested, a ductless mini split system uses a similar setup to conventional heat pumps and central air conditioners, but there are some important differences. The lack of ducts would seem to present problems for air distribution, but as we shall see, this can actually be an advantage. The outdoor unit of both ductless and conventional systems is more or less the same. It contains a compressor and a condenser where the thermal energy is dissipated and drawn in, depending on the season. But the indoor unit is much different.

The indoor unit of a ductless mini split is relatively compact. It sits within the living space itself, often high on a wall or suspended from a ceiling. It does everything a conventional air handler does, except without ducts. It connects to the outdoor unit by a series of refrigerant, drainage, and electrical lines, which means that the outdoor unit can actually be located much further from the home than in conventional system setups. A ductless mini split also gives you the option of having multiple indoor air handlers installed throughout the home, so that each distinct zone can be controlled separately. This can help you cut down on energy costs while also improving comfort.

Call J & W Heating and Air today when you’re ready to get started on your Jacksonville, FL ductless mini split installation. 

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Stacy Russell
Stacy Russell
15:10 02 Jun 20
I will be recommending J&W to my friends and family. They were very professional and on time. Did a very well job in... a quality manner. Dustin, Mark, and Robert. Worked very well together and was in and out with no cleanup for me to do. Thanks so much for getting my home back to a cool environment.read more
Phillip Wallace
Phillip Wallace
13:46 27 May 20
Just had an entirely new, full HVAC install done at our old house in Riverside, which was a fairly big job. Brian and... Will did the installation, and were awesome. There was going to be issues leveling the air handler in the attic, so they moved it to a new spot and hung it instead, getting new parts/changing the plan on the fly. We're much happier with this new setup and location of the air handler. I really appreciated this, their professionalism/thoroughness, and flexibility. Brian and Will worked super-hard, and double-checked everything once the job was done. Would use this company again.read more
Louis Kincheloe
Louis Kincheloe
21:18 01 May 20
Two installers here early this morning. Worked all day. Very professional, extremely well mannered and quick to answer... all my questions. They are Dustin and Robert. Both men went above just installing my new unit, they were personable and knowledgeable in what they were doing. I was surprised when I found out these two hadn't been working that long together. They worked extremely well together. I highly recommend this two men.read more
Shirley Davis-So Brooks
Shirley Davis-So Brooks
18:10 01 Jun 18
Very pleased with installation of York A/C Heating unit. Jason Bottoms and Jason Flatearth were professional, ... arrived on time and completed the job in a timely manner. The unit looks great. They upgraded and repaired everything that needed it. Great Job.read more
James Ponciano
James Ponciano
22:46 03 May 18
A snake crawled into my outdoor condenser and stopped my 16 year old Trane last week on Thursday. The power surge took... out my blower unit circuit board and the motor. I called J&W and Rob was over within two hours of my call. I was spec'd a new York 17 seer system and it was up and running on Monday. Technicians Jason and Brian arrived promptly and every facet of the installation was thorough. When completed, I would not of even known they were there except they left my garage cleaner! Thanks J&W!read more
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