With the many different types of air conditioning systems on the market, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. While you may have heard of a ductless system, many people don’t actually know what they are or how they work. Ductless systems are one of the most flexible alternatives to central air conditioning in the summer, and they’re known for their performance, comfort, and energy efficiency.
A ductless split system can play a superior role in your home comfort this season. Here’s the 411.
What is a ductless system?
A ductless heating and cooling system, also called ductless split or mini-split systems, does not use ductwork for air delivery. They consist of an outdoor condenser and an indoor unit that holds the evaporator and air handler. The two units are connected through a hole in an exterior wall by a refrigerant line and cables.
So, how does it work?
Similar to a central air system, a ductless cooling system works by removing heat from indoor air in order to cool it down. The difference is there are no ducts for the air to travel through. Essentially, the outdoor compressor pumps and cools refrigerant through to the indoor unit, which is most often mounted on a wall. As the air circulates through the indoor unit, it travels over the evaporator coils and loses heat. The cool air is then distributed throughout the room.
What are the benefits of ductless systems?
Because of their compact design and unnecessary ductwork, these systems offer abundant benefits to homeowners. Here are a few main advantages.
- Mini-split systems can be installed on an individual basis, in distinct rooms in your home. They work perfect in rooms that don’t seem to heat or cool evenly with the rest of the house, i.e., sunrooms, additions, basements & attics.
- Depending on home design, ductless systems are usually very simple to install and not nearly as intrusive as a central unit.
- Most ductless units are remote-controlled, so you can control the temperature from the comfort of your bed, couch, or wherever else.
- They usually reverse their process and function as heating units.
- They’re more energy efficient than central units, take up less space, and improve your indoor air quality.
Should you get one?
If ductless systems sound like the right thing for you, don’t hesitate to ask for more information. Call Comfort Tech today to discuss your options! Our goal is your comfort, no matter what system you choose.
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