WHAT IS DUCTLESS AIR CONDITIONING?
A ductless air conditioner, also called a “mini-split” system, is an alternative to central air conditioning or heat pumps. In some cases, a ductless system is required due to a lack of duct space or duct issues in the home. Other times, the advantages of ductless air conditioning installation make it the preferred choice.
Like central air systems, ductless air conditioning installation includes both an outdoor condenser and indoor air handling. Ductless systems use separate mini air handlers in each room. The handlers can be installed flush with the wall, mounted on the wall, or hung from the ceiling. Separate thermostats for each handler allow for personal climate control.
THE ADVANTAGES OF A DUCTLESS AIR CONDITIONING INSTALLATION
- Cooling efficiency up to 25 SEER
- Zoning control allows for individual comfort
- Avoids duct system energy loss
- Save money on monthly utility bills
- Use with central air for spot cooling, or where your air ducts don’t reach.
IS A DUCTLESS AIR CONDITIONING THE RIGHT CHOICE FOR ME?
There are various reasons why ductless AC installation may be preferred. Ductless ACs are extremely efficient as zone control systems. If you want the advantages of independent control, ductless AC installation is a good solution. It prevents the need for ductwork, and eliminates the loss of air flow through ducts.
Some disadvantages include the expense of a ductless system. Ductless air conditioning splits are more expensive, costing up to 30% more than a central air system, and twice as much as window units. Some dislike the appearance, preferring the built-in aesthetics of a central unit. If your home has no duct system, your choices are limited. Ductless AC installation may be your preferred, albeit more expensive, solution.
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