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How Many Amps Are Required for a Ductless Mini Split System?

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When we speak to homeowners about switching from one air conditioning or heating unit to another, we’re met with a few different questions. Typically, the questions center around things like cost and compatibility with a home. You might be concerned with something a little different though—your power needs.

Your ductless mini-split will need between 15 and 45 amps per mini-split. In volts, this looks like about 110 to 120 volts on the more conservative side of things and 208 to 240 volts on the higher end. If you have any more questions concerning your mini-split, you can contact us. We’re experts at AC installation in Fountain, CO.

The Benefits of a Ductless Mini Split

Now that we’ve gotten your main question out of the way, we want to dive into some benefits of having a ductless mini-split system in your home. Here are the best benefits:


The flexibility of a ductless mini-split is great if you know your needs are going to change in the coming years. Maybe you have a starter home now, but you know you want to expand your family and add on later. A ductless mini-split is perfect for this type of mindset. You can add individual air handlers to rooms later on to increase your heating and cooling capacity. It’s fairly simple to have a professional do this too. If you want to keep your options open, a ductless mini-split is the way to go.


Ductless mini-splits are the cost-effective option when it comes to heating and cooling. This is because you can get your heating and cooling right where you need it. You don’t have to blow conditioned air all throughout your home just hoping that the room you’re currently in is going to receive the power it needs. The control lies in your hands because of the mini-split system.


Your ductless mini-split is energy efficient for the same reason that it’s cost-effective. You’re not wasting any time trying to get your home to heat up or cool down where you don’t need power. This eliminates a considerable amount of strain on your system which saves energy.


The power is all in your hands with a ductless unit. The setup of your network of ducts can be quite limiting. You can kiss the days of having a sweltering bedroom goodbye when you have a ductless mini-split system. That’s because you can place an air handler right where you need it.

Counters Natural Imbalances

Your home has natural imbalances throughout the space. You’ll probably notice that your upstairs space is much warmer than your downstairs living area. The same goes for any spaces in your home that have a higher level of natural light. You’ll notice that these spaces warm up and stay warm for much longer than you’re expecting.

A ductless mini-split is perfect for these instances. You can place an air handler precisely where you want the most control.

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