You depend on your HVAC system to keep your home comfortable all year long. However, a traditional HVAC system is not the only way to make sure your home stays at your desired temperature. In some areas of the house, the ductwork required to operate a traditional HVAC system can be challenging and costly to install. Luckily, a ductless mini-split heating system offers a more efficient alternative, transferring pre-existing heat from the outside air into indoor environments. Here's a guide to help you learn more about this technology and determine if it's right for your home.

A Guide to a Ductless Mini-Split Heating System

Is it energy-efficient?

Since a ductless mini-split system relies on outdoor air, it uses less energy than a conventional furnace that has to independently generate heat. With a ductless system, an outdoor compressor absorbs heat from the outside air and sends it through the refrigerant lines to your home's indoor units. From there, a heat exchanger releases the refrigerant’s heat into indoor spaces, saving considerable amounts of energy.

What is multi-zone heating?

Since multiple indoor units can attach to a single outdoor unit via refrigerant lines, this allows for more direct heating than a ducted HVAC system. The refrigerant from the outdoor unit only releases its heat when reaching the right indoor unit, rather than traveling through ductwork to every room. Each indoor unit has its own thermostat, letting you customize the temperature of each individual room.

What are the benefits? 

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A ductless mini-split system uses up to 60% less energy than a traditional HVAC system since it does not need to generate heat. Over time, this can significantly cut down on your energy costs. Meanwhile, the indoor air quality in your home will also likely improve since less dust can circulate without air ducts. Additionally, if your home already has a traditional HVAC system with air ducts, you can simply add a ductless mini-split system into rooms or spaces that your current unit doesn't cover. 

Where should this system be used?

Ductless mini-split systems can be used in a variety of areas around the home. They are particularly useful for areas that have been added on to the home later where it would be expensive and time-consuming to redo the ductwork. For example, recent home additions and detached garages and sheds can benefit from this HVAC solution. Older homes that lack up-to-date ductwork can also use ductless mini-split systems to keep them comfortable. Additionally, if there are areas of your home that aren't frequently used, it can be more energy-efficient and cost-effective to heat them when needed with a ductless system.


If you're ready to switch to a ductless mini-split heating and cooling system, turn to ITAK Heating & Cooling in Ramtown, NJ. Their team of seasoned professional technicians can install advanced ductless systems to keep your home comfortable and efficient throughout the year. Learn more about their services on their website, and call (732) 938-9311 to schedule your next service appointment.