Unless you’ve been under a rock over the last few years, the ductless mini-split system is in full invasion mode. More than likely you’ve installed a few yourself already. These super-efficient and highly practical systems have been heating and cooling spaces internationally for decades, but the U.S. market is finally starting to expand – and somewhat dramatically, in fact. According to leading statistics over 1.5 M units will be installed this year and the number is growing at about 15% a year. As a contractor, that’s thinking about this business, there’s nothing more to wait for. It’s already here.
The system is referred to in many ways. A ductless split, a mini split, a multi-split, duct-free system, ductless or a variable refrigerant flow (VRF) heat pump system. Regardless of the name they all tend to have similar functionality and purpose. Spot cooling without duct work.