Do Mini Splits Use Water?

You’re trying to cut down on your monthly bills, and one such bill that’s especially astronomical in your household is the water bill. You’re doing whatever you can to lower it, such as taking military showers (a type of very short shower) and limiting your gardening hose use.

You’d been meaning to replace your HVAC units anyway, and you’ve had your eye on a ductless mini split system for a long time. Before you invest in such a system, you must know, do mini splits require a lot of water?

No, ductless mini splits don’t use water. If anything, when you see water coming from the outdoor unit, that’s a problem.

How a Ductless Mini Split Works

Allow us to explain how mini splits work. Outdoors is a compressor, which can act as a heat pump unit. The compressor is attached to various indoor air-handling units in the home or commercial building.

Each air-handling unit is linked to a refrigerant line. The warm air pumps through the system, where it’s then cooled by the refrigerant. The cool air next comes out of the air-handling unit (provided you want cool air, of course; mini splits can heat a space as well).

The refrigerant lines use coolant, not water.

Choosing a ductless mini split system for your home or building is a very wise decision. Mini splits are far more efficient than your clunky old heater or air conditioner. You’ll see that every month when your utility bills are consistently low.

A ductless mini split system doesn’t send out cool or hot air needlessly, which is how you can save money. You select the zones or indoor areas for each air-handling unit. Only those zones are heated or cooled, not the whole room or the adjacent room.

Further, you have excellent temperature control with a ductless mini split system. Thanks to an included remote, you can set the temperature for each air-handling unit precisely as you like it.  

My Ductless Mini Split Is Leaking Water – Now What?

Now, although ductless mini splits don’t use water, sometimes they can leak condensation. This is quite problematic, so you need to get to the root cause quickly.

More than likely, a drainage pipe blockage has caused fluid to accumulate. The condensation within the drainage pipe has nowhere to go, so it leaks around the outdoor compressor.

We recommend calling your ductless mini split technician rather than trying to fix the issue yourself. You’ll be glad you did!

For Ductless Mini Splits, Call PowerSave AC

If you’re shopping around for a ductless mini split system, contact us at PowerSave AC. We specialize in mini splits for single zones or multi-zones, including two-zone, three-zone, four-zone, and five-zone systems.

We stock all your favorite mini split brands, and our range of accessories makes it easy to get the most out of your mini split as soon as it’s installed. For more information, visit our website or call us at 1-877-297-6594.