Not all homes in Hannibal, MO, have forced-air furnaces or central air conditioning with ducting installed throughout the home. Many older homes have a baseboard heating and boiler system which can be expensive to replace. A ductless mini-split system is your best answer for homes and additions without existing ductwork, and here is why.

What Is a Ductless Mini-Split System?

The ductless mini-split HVAC system consists of two main components. There’s a condenser unit that sits outside your home and air handlers that sit in various points within your home. The AC refrigeration lines run from the condenser through a small hole in your walls to the air handlers.

Air Handlers

Each air handler encompasses one zone in your home, and you may set up as many zones as you find necessary. Each zone is individually controlled, allowing you to set each area to meet your preferences. The lack of ducting ensures that dust and insect debris won’t be getting blown around your home unlike ducted systems.

Air handlers come in several types with the main difference being aesthetics. They all work well, but some are more hidden than others.

  • Wall-hung – Set high up on the wall and out of the way
  • Floor units – Set up similarly as radiators but with a much smaller footprint
  • Ceiling cassettes – Placed in the ceilings (must have at least 12 inches of open space above) Placed in the ceilings (must have at least 12 inches of open space above) with decorative covers available to disguise them
  • Ducted – Used when space is at a premium, these units mount into the floor with short ducting runs

Heat Pumps

A heat pump ductless mini-split system can satisfy your home’s heating and air conditioning needs. The system pulls the heat from the air outside even on the coldest days and brings it into your home. You then have even heat without the dry air produced by a traditional furnace. There is a reversing valve that produces air conditioning during the summer months.

Call us at Air Specialists Heating and Air Conditioning to get your new mini-split system installed anywhere in the Hannibal, MO, area. Our specialists can measure the spaces in your home and help you decide which system works best for you and your family.

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