Ductless mini split systems are an effective, convenient and versatile option for temperature control. These compact systems work well for heating or cooling a single room, several rooms or even the whole house. They can be used for residential or commercial application and also are a helpful supplement when there’s already a conventional heating/cooling system installed. Ductless split systems consist of two primary units. There is an outdoor compressor/condenser connected to an indoor air-distribution unit by way of a conduit. The conduit houses the power cable, refrigerant tubing and drain line for condensation. The installation process requires no major renovation and can typically be completed in a single afternoon. The connection between the outdoor unit and the indoor units is accomplished with a three-inch hole through the exterior walls. Because of conduit lengths of variable lengths, air handlers can be placed up to fifty feet away from the condenser. While the equipment is compact and easily installed, it’s also accessible for ease of maintenance and repairs. Each of the indoor air handlers features an independent thermostat for zoned control. The temperature in each room can easily cater to preference, requirement or occupancy. This not only provides superior comfort but avoids heating or cooling empty rooms to trim monthly utility costs. Because there are no ducts, mini split systems don’t suffer the amount of energy losses of conventional air conditioners. Duct system leaks can often be blamed for over 30% of energy consumption. The smaller size of mini split units and addition of inverter technology achieve outstanding efficiency levels. Plus, the system can be run as needed for further cost savings.