Mini-split Heat Pumps: The Innovative HVAC System with No Ducts

Ductless heat pumps, also known as mini-splits, are highly efficient all-electric heating and cooling systems that are becoming increasingly popular in the U.S. The technology was originally developed more than 30 years ago by Japanese manufacturers to provide cooling to homes with space or financial constraints. Over the years, its use has become more prevalent as homeowners search for energy efficient products and ways to lower costs and heat or cool individual rooms.

Ductless heat pumps function similarly to traditional heat pumps by absorbing energy in the form of heat from one location and moving it to another. The major difference is that they perform this process without ducts, allowing them to distribute air more quietly and with higher efficiency compared to traditional electric equipment.


Ductless heat pumps have additional features that make them a desirable option for homeowners. Here are some of their other benefits:


Ductless heat pumps should be on your radar if you are looking to replace or supplement an existing heating and cooling system, putting an addition on your home or building a new one. Bonus rooms over garages, basements and sunrooms are common locations for this technology. Here are additional considerations:

Adding to an Existing Ducted System or Replacing a Ducted System

When upgrading to a ductless heat pump, consider these two factors while working with a licensed HVAC contractor:

With their low operating costs, high energy efficiency and improved comfort, ductless heat pumps are worth exploring if you’re in the market for a new heating and cooling system.