What is a concealed duct mini split?

A ducted mini-split, also known as a ducted mini-split system or a ducted split system, is a type of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system that combines the flexibility and efficiency of ductless mini-split systems with the ability to use ductwork for air distribution. This system consists of an outdoor condenser unit and an indoor air handler that is connected to a network of ducts.

Here are the key components and features of a ducted mini-split system:

  1. Outdoor Unit (Condenser): Like other mini-split systems, a ducted mini-split has an outdoor condenser unit. This unit is responsible for exchanging heat with the outdoor air.
  2. Indoor Air Handler: The indoor unit in a ducted mini-split is typically installed in a concealed space, such as a ceiling, attic, or closet. It is connected to the outdoor condenser unit by refrigerant lines. The indoor unit contains a fan that distributes conditioned air into the ductwork.
  3. Ductwork: Ducted mini-splits utilize ducts to distribute conditioned air throughout the building. This is different from traditional ducted HVAC systems, which have a central furnace or air handler. Ducted mini-splits provide more flexibility in terms of zoning and installation because they don’t require large ductwork and can be installed in spaces where a traditional system might not fit.
  4. Zoning: Ducted mini-split systems often support zoning, allowing different areas or rooms to have individual temperature controls. This can improve energy efficiency by only conditioning spaces that are in use.
  5. Energy Efficiency: Ducted mini-split systems are known for their energy efficiency because they allow for precise control over the temperature in different zones. By only conditioning the spaces that need it, energy waste is minimized.

Ducted mini-split systems are popular in situations where a central ducted system may be impractical or too costly to install. They are commonly used in residential applications, especially in homes with limited space for ductwork or in retrofit projects where adding ducts is challenging. Additionally, they are used in commercial buildings, providing efficient and flexible heating and cooling solutions.

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