This is a very ignorant question, I know, but after reading several mini-split product descriptions I'm still confused.
I already have an adequate heating system.
I need air conditioning and central air is too expensive. Unfortunately my window unit is so loud I can't hear my computer, phone, or knocks on my door. So, I'm thinking that a mini-split sounds like the best solution (hopefully these things are quiet, right?).
However, I'm unclear on if I need the piece that goes outside. My understanding is that that's the "heat pump". Intuitively it seems like I would have to have a piece that goes outside, but the name throws me off because I don't need heat and if I don't have to have it then I don't want it because I need to minimize cost.
I'm not sure if the refrigerant is in that part or not?...