Also known as the “Ductless Mini-split” these units have no ducts, so they avoid the energy losses associated with the ductwork of central forced air systems. Efficiency losses from poorly installed or improperly maintained duct work can account for up to 40% of energy consumption for space conditioning, especially if the ducts are in an unconditioned space such as an attic.
Tubing runs through a small opening in the wall or ceiling and connects the indoor and outdoor units as other heat pumps do without the duct work, making them a great solution for clients without a central air furnace. Refrigerant is cycled through the lines from the outdoor condensing unit to the indoor unit, where the air is quietly distributed throughout the interior space. The main advantages of mini splits are their small size and flexibility for zoning or heating and cooling individual rooms.
Ductless mini-split systems make excellent retrofit add-on options for houses with "non-ducted" heating systems, such as hot water heat (hydronic), radiant panels, and space heaters (wood, kerosene, propane). They can also be a good choice for room additions where extending or installing distribution ductwork is not feasible, and for very efficient new homes that require only a small space conditioning system.
These systems are well established solutions for clients that are currently using electric baseboards, or wish to supplement existing boiler systems. They function exactly as other heat pumps do but without the duct work, making them a great solution for clients without an existing central air handler.
With newer technologies exclusive to E.T. Mechanical, and expert installation by our extensively trained service team our mini-splits saved our clients up to 60% on their heating costs last winter.
Why pay to heat or cool areas that no one is occupying? Individual zoning allows you to heat or cool the areas that you want, and not the areas that are unoccupied.
Don’t take our word for it.... This is what our customers say!
"I like the substantial savings, as far as the heating season in the coldest months I’ve saved about 100 dollars a month when compared with last year. I found the installation very neat and tidy, and they were very friendly and courteous. I would use E.T. Mechanical again."
- Wendy Vedder, Fredericton, NB