On January 1, 2023, the Department of Energy (DOE) will require new testing procedures for developing efficiency ratings on split system heat pumps. Products that have gone through these updated testing procedures will display SEER2, EER2 and HSPF2 ratings, in addition to the older SEER/EER/HSPF ratings. The 2023 testing procedures are more stringent and will result in lower efficiency ratings compared to the older ratings. As we transition all our products to these new testing procedures, we’ll publish both ratings on our heat pumps category page for better comparison.
Ductless Mini Splits
Ductless mini splits, including ductless air conditioners and ductless heat pumps, can fit in any space, even where traditional HVAC units don't. With their virtually endless configurations, ductless air conditioner and heat pump products deliver comfort with minimal visual impact. Ductless heating and cooling systems are different from traditional split systems because they come in all shapes and sizes, and don’t require ducts inside your walls. These wall mounted air handlers are flexible and work wherever you need them.
What to Look for in Ductless Mini Split Systems
Ductless mini split systems can be configured with either one or multiple indoor units (multi zone system) powered by a single inverter controlled, variable-speed outdoor unit to bring comfort anywhere in your home, including room additions, sunrooms, and garages. The inverter compressor ensures maximum comfort in any season by continuously adjusting heating and cooling capacities to meet your specific needs.
Because there are no ducts, installation is a breeze—no tearing open walls, patching, or repainting required! And the outdoor unit powers the indoor units, so there is no need for additional wiring.
Older homes weren’t built to accommodate the ductwork of standard modern air conditioning systems. With a ductless system, you can preserve the integrity of your home’s architecture without having to carve out spaces for ducts and vents.
By selecting specific rooms to heat or cool, energy use is concentrated in the areas you choose. Plus, ductless systems can offset the energy loss of older homes by continuously adjusting heating and cooling capacities to best match current conditions.
Which Ductless Air Conditioner or Heat Pump Is Right for Your Home?
Energy efficiency meets comfort and flexibility with Carrier’s ductless air conditioner and heat pump ducted systems.
Precise comfort and controllability:
- Energy efficient—SEER rating up to 42 and HSPF rating up to 15
- Ultra-quiet comfort
- Superior temperature control and “Follow Me” feature sensing the temperature with a handheld remote control
Flexible, efficient performance:
- Energy efficient —SEER rating up to 25 and HSPF rating up to 12.5
- Advanced temperature control and “Follow Me” feature sensing the temperature at the remote control
- Quiet indoor comfort—(minimum 27 dBA)
The most economical way to cool your ductless spaces:
- Energy efficient —SEER rating up to 19.8 and HSPF rating up to 10.6
- Simple operation and improved, easier serviceability
- Budget friendly
Find Your Mini Split Air Conditioner and Heat Pump
Find your next mini split air conditioner and/or heat pump. Search by star rating, product features, type of system and more.
Not sure where to start? Get help by contacting a local Carrier expert.
Single-zone system with up to 42 SEER and 15 HSPF for premium energy savings.
Extremely quiet indoor high wall unit that is compatible with select single and multi-zone ductless systems.
Single-zone system with up to 28.1 SEER and 13 HSPF for premium energy savings.
Single-zone system with up to 17.4 SEER & 10.5 HSPF for enhanced energy savings.
Designed for a high wall installation and is compatible with both single and multi-zone ductless systems.
Blends into your over-head space to deliver quiet comfort and is compatible with both single and multi-zone ductless systems.
Our ducted indoor unit is compatible with both single and multi-zone ductless systems.
Our floor console indoor unit is compatible with both single and multi-zone ductless systems.
Designed for a high wall installation and is compatible with both single and multi-zone ductless heat pumps.
Designed for a high wall installation and is compatible with single-zone ductless air conditioners.
What Is a Ductless Mini Split System?
Take a closer look at the question, and you’ll find the answer. It’s ductless because it’s a heating and cooling system that requires no ductwork; it’s a split system because there is a separate indoor air handling unit and outdoor unit; and it’s mini because the units are smaller than a typical central air system.
Or, when you ask the question, “What is a ductless air conditioner?”, you could simply say it’s the most versatile, easy-to-install HVAC system available that delivers comfort where standard central air can’t.
Popular Mini Split HVAC Applications
Ductless mini split systems are like the handyman for comfort – they pretty much do it all. Perfect for room additions, space conversions like an attic or garage, or providing a boost to a room that’s always too hot or too cold; or, providing comfort to one area or separate temperature control to several areas. As part of a new home system or to provide air conditioning options for older homes, there’s a ductless system that makes sense for you.
Ductless Air Conditioner and Ductless Heat Pump Technology
Carrier ductless air conditioner and heat pumps include inverter-controlled, variable-speed technology for extra efficient heating and cooling. It works similar to cruise control for your car.
These systems adjust motor speeds and comfort capacity as conditions change, delivering smooth, consistent temperatures and quiet operation, all while saving big on utility bills. Ductless mini split air conditioners and mini split heat pumps are highly energy efficient, and can help you save money on your energy bills over time.
Ductless Mini Split System for Any Space Or Budget
Carrier offers a wide selection of ductless mini split systems to fit any need, home, business, or budget. With a comprehensive family of options from the Infinity, Performance, and Comfort series, you are sure to find the right solution for keeping your home cozy.
Say goodbye to the hassle of traditional HVAC systems or window units by contacting a local Carrier ductless HVAC dealer for pricing estimates on the best ductless air conditioner system for your needs.
- Find a Carrier HVAC contractor in your area
- Discover Ductless Air Conditioner For Garage and other applications
- Read about Ductless Air Conditioner Cost
- Learn how to install a mini split system
- What is a ductless mini split?
- Are mini splits efficient?
- How big of a mini split do I need?
- How long do mini splits last?
- Learn about mini split repairs.