Wall-Mounted AC Vs. Floor Mounts and Ceiling Cassette Options (Video)

In this video, the General Manager of N.E.T.R., Inc, talks about the different mounting options for ductless HVAC systems. He talks about floor, wall, and ceiling mounted designs.

Hi, I’m Brett Rogenski, General Manager with N.E.T.R., and I’m here today to speak with you about the different options in indoor units for ductless mini splits.

Wall-Mounted Ductless AC Units

So the first one is by far the most popular. Those are wall units. Wall units come in a variety of shapes and sizes. They’re mounted six to seven feet up your wall and they’re most popular because, number one, they’re highly functional, number two, they can be mounted in many spaces in a room and number three, they also come in the most form factors, most colors. So they come in black, white, silver, different shapes.

Floor Mini Split Ductless ACs

The second type that is extremely popular are what are called floor units. And they often remind us of where we used to have radiant heating in a home, so where we used to have a big cast iron radiator. So these instead are close to the wall, smaller, but they’re mounted low on the wall and tight to the wall.

So again, they come in different colors, they come in different capabilities and sizes, and those are probably the second most popular option in mini-split indoor units.

Recessed Ceiling Units

The third option that’s rising in popularity are recessed ceiling cassettes. Recessed ceiling cassettes are mounted in the ceiling. All you see is a grill, and the rest of the infrastructure is up above the ceiling.

Now, the biggest limitation with ceiling cassettes is that you have to be able to access that space above the ceiling. So they’re frequently used in second floors, sometimes used in first floors, and the advantage is they look great. They blend away, and they’re just a grill that people see on the ceiling that allow for both heating and cooling. So wall mounted, floor mounted, and ceiling cassettes are the three most common styles that we have in homes, and they all come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors.