What Is A Mini Split?

Updated: Aug 23

Whether you have an office or home that won’t accommodate HVAC ducts, or you simply do not want to spend the money on a full HVAC system, a mini-split is a great alternative. At Zip Air, our licensed technicians can help you find the perfect-sized mini split for your area and get it installed so you can start enjoying the perfect temperature.



How Does A Mini Split Work?

A mini split is made up of two main components - the outdoor compressor/condenser and the indoor air handling unit, also known as an evaporator. Most mini splits only require a small hole to be drilled through a wall for conduit, which will house the power cables, copper tubing, and the condensation drain line. The power cables and copper tubing are connected to the outdoor unit while the drain line is mounted in an adequate draining location. The air is cooled on its way to the compressor and then returned to the indoor unit that circulates it in the room.


Mini Split vs Central Air

In a central air conditioning system, you have HVAC ducts which can cause energy losses. This can account for more than 30% of the energy consumption of an A/C unit when run in a basement or attic. With a mini-split, you will have a duct-less system, allowing you to get a more efficient HVAC system.


Mini-Split Installation In Waco, Texas

If you are wanting to get a mini-split installed at your home or office in Waco, Texas, trust the licensed experts at Zip Air to get the job done. With nearly 20 years in business, Zip Air has become one of Waco’s most trusted HVAC companies. Our team is fully qualified, insured, and licensed to provide HVAC services to ensure every job is completed to your 100% satisfaction.