Ductless Air Conditioners

Ductless air conditioners are one of the less expensive systems to add permanent air conditioning to homes which do not have ducts installed. Ductless air conditioners seem very pertinent in case of older homes which do not have any ductwork installed and the installation of central air conditioners in such homes along with the setup of ductwork can be an expensive matter. Another advantage of ductless air conditioners is that homeowners are spared from the grueling task of putting up the window air conditioner every year in your windows during the summer season and again take it off when the warm spell gets over. Moreover, window air conditioners are bulky and take up a lot of storage space.

The best thing about ductless air conditioners is that they take up very little space in the homes and that is the reason they are referred to as mini split systems. Ductless air conditioners typically has two parts.

• The first is the compressor that is located outside the house on a concrete slab

• The second one is the indoor unit that contains a fan and is installed near the ceiling on an exterior wall in the area that has to be called

Copper refrigerant lines connect the two units through holes that are drilled into the wall. As far as electricity is concerned, it is supplied from the outdoor unit to the indoor unit and so there is no requirement for additional wiring.

As far as the working of the ductless air conditioner is concerned, once they are turned on they work in the same way as does central air conditioners. The only difference being that there is no ductwork and other additional equipment in a ductless split system.

Now let us have a look at the advantages associated with ductless air conditioners. They are the following:

First of all, these systems are small and they have the flexibility for zoning and heating or cooling individual rooms. Each of the zones will be having their own thermostat so you will just have to condition that space based on the cooling requirement, thereby saving cost and energy both.

Secondly, it is easier to install ductless air conditioners than other types of air conditioners and also in terms of aesthetic value of the home interiors, the ductless systems look far better than many other forms of air conditioner.

Last but not the least, as ductless air conditioners do not have ducts the energy loss associated with these systems is comparatively lesser.

However, if you have finally decided on buying ductless air conditioners to cool your homes there are certain things that you should keep in mind.

Try to take into consideration the SEER rating of the unit. The more the SEER rating of a system, higher is the efficiency which in turn will help you save on your electricity bills.

Modern ductless air conditioners come with inverter technology. This means when the cooling requirement of the room is lesser the compressor operates at a lower speed and when the requirement is higher, the compressor operates at a higher speed which in turn helps in saving energy and cost both.



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