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A mini-split is a type of heating and cooling system that is typically ductless and consists of an outdoor compressor/condenser unit and one or more indoor air-handling units. Mini-splits are often used to cool or heat individual rooms or areas of a home or building.

Mini-splits work by using a small refrigerant line to transfer heat between the indoor and outdoor units. The outdoor unit compresses and condenses the refrigerant, which then flows to the indoor unit where it evaporates and cools the air. The cooled air is then blown back into the room through the indoor unit.

Yes, mini-splits are often more energy-efficient than traditional HVAC systems because they don't require ductwork, which can lead to energy losses due to leaks and poor insulation. Mini-splits also allow for zoned heating and cooling, which can save energy by only conditioning the rooms that are in use.

The number of indoor units that a mini-split system can support depends on the capacity of the outdoor unit and the layout of your home or building. A single outdoor unit can typically support up to four indoor units, but larger systems are available for commercial or multi-family applications.

A licensed HVAC contractor must be hired for most mini-split systems to ensure proper installation and avoid any potential safety hazards. Improper installation can also lead to reduced efficiency and increased maintenance costs.

Perfect Aire’s Quick Connect Mini-Split system kits are pre-charged so an HVAC Technician is not required for installation. A certified electrician is required to set up the main power running from the outdoor unit to your breaker box. All Perfect Aire Quick Connect systems will include “QC” in the system model number.

Single Zone Quick Connects
  • 9,000 BTU system: 3PAMSHQC09

  • 12,000 BTU system: 3PAMSHQC12
  • 18,000 BTU system: 3PAMSHQC18
  • 24,000 BTU system: 3PAMSHQC24
  • 36,000 BTU system: 3PAMSHQC36-2
Multi-Zone Quick Connects
  • 2-Zone 18,000 BTU Outdoor: 3PAMSHHQC18-MZO2

  • 3-Zone 24,000 BTU Outdoor: 3PAMSHHQC24-MZO3
  • 9,000 BTU Indoor: 3PAMSHQCW09-U230
  • 12,000 BTU Indoor: 3PAMSHQCW12-U230
  • 18,000 BTU Indoor: 3PAMSHQCW18-U230

Mini-split systems should be serviced annually by a licensed HVAC contractor to ensure proper operation and to maintain their efficiency. Regular maintenance, like cleaning the air filters and removing large debris, can also help prevent breakdowns and extend the system’s life.

Mini-splits are generally quieter than traditional HVAC systems. They have low-decibel indoor unit ratings and features like variable-speed compressors and fans to reduce noise levels.

The cost of a mini-split system can vary depending on several factors, such as the size of the system, the number of indoor units, and the complexity of the installation. Mini-split systems have become increasingly popular with the recent passage of the Inflation Reduction Act. Mini-split systems are now even more affordable, with the availability of tax credits and rebates. Information on tax credits and rebates can be found here.

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