A Look at Ductless Air Conditioners

The installation of a heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) system in a home often involves laying out and sizing up the duct system or ductwork. This consists of a series of tubes which help distribute heated or cooled air from the HVAC throughout the home. However, there is a way to cool a home without necessarily having to lay out the complicated ductwork, and that’s through ductless air conditioners.

The Components

Ductless air conditioning systems are composed of two major parts: a small unit designed for indoor air delivery and a large outdoor compressor unit. HVAC specialists typically install the indoor part near the ceiling of an exterior wall, boring holes through this to the outside. The indoor unit’s refrigerant lines are then fed through the holes and connected to the outdoor compressor.

How it Works

Once the unit is turned on, the outdoor compressor unit and its refrigerant begin to work together to create cool air. The cooled air is then pumped out of the outdoor unit into the indoor unit. Afterward, the indoor unit then activates its built-in fan feature, which disperses the cooled air throughout the room.

Ensuring Optimum Efficiency

Unlike a central air conditioning system, ductless air conditioners work best in a specific place. This means that homeowners will have to install multiple units— from room to room— to cool different areas around the house.

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