A ductless air conditioner or heat pump typically consists of an indoor unit that is mounted on the wall, combined with a compressor on the outside. Ductless units, unlike window units, require only a small hole to be drilled through the wall, making them less vulnerable to air leakage and security problems. They are also less audible and visible. It is most often used in a situation where a window AC unit or a baseboard heating would be considered, such as in a new addition to a house.
Ductless Heating and Cooling Reviews
Ductless Heating and Cooling systems are exceedingly energy-efficient. In the average house, you’re losing 25 percent or more of your energy to the ductwork. You will end up with a more efficient heating and cooling system if you remove the ducts.
Ductless models also have inverter-driven compressors. These are designed to save energy by
speeding up or slowing down, as opposed to the traditional on/off systems HVAC’s used to employ.
What are Ductless Heating and Cooling Units?
Ductless air conditioners, also known as mini-split air conditioners, have a three primary components:
- An outdoor component consisting of a condenser that pumps cool air to the indoor components.
- An indoor component that releases the cool air into the house. This unit can be mounted either on the ceiling or wall.
- A conduit that connects the two, this includes the power cable, tubes of refrigerant cooling, and a condensate drain.
The end result is a cooling unit that works a lot like central air, but doesn’t require the installation of ducts in your walls or attic. If you know it is time to invest in a new air conditioner, but you live in a home where duct work has never been done, or you’re ready to switch to a more energy efficient cooling solution, then a ductless air conditioner is the most logical choice. But those aren’t the only reasons to go with this type of air conditioner.
What is the Cost of Ductless Heating and Cooling Systems?
Home owners thinking about installing a split AC system or ductless air conditioning system in their homes should also be aware of all the costs associated with doing so. After all, it is necessary not only to purchase the AC unit itself, but to have it installed by a trained and qualified HVAC professional. Unlike a simple window unit, there are a few specific connections that must be made between the condenser and the evaporators to ensure the system runs optimally. Furthermore, proper insulating must be done to maximize energy efficiency. Contact us for a free estimate on the installation of a ductless heating and cooling system for your home.