Ductless HVAC Systems:
The Perfect Solution To Keeping Any Room Comfortable All-Year-Round
Do you have a room which is either too hot in the summer or too cold in the winter?
A ductless system may be your solution! Ductless systems are efficient and cost-effective for your home, plus since they're wall units, they are slimmer and much more attractive than common window units. More importantly, since it heats and cools, it is much more proficient in keeping the room at a comfortable temperature.
How A Ductless HVAC System Work?
If your home does not already have forced air ducts a ductless system may be the unique solution for central air conditioning for your home. In a ductless system there is usually one outdoor unit serving multiple indoor units mounted throughout the home. Refrigerant is piped from the outdoor unit through small, insulated refrigerant lines to the individual indoor units. Cool air is blown into the rooms by a fan in the individual units. Since the refrigerant lines are small, installation is generally easier than installation of a full system with new ductwork. Although some systems provide heating and cooling, ductless mini-split systems are usually installed for cooling and are quite efficient.
Frequently Asked Ductless System Questions and Answers
What are the benefits of a ductless system?
There are many benefits of a ductless system including ease of installation due to the small refrigerant piping compared to large air ducts. In addition, ductless split systems allow you to control the temperature individually on each unit for zone control, increasing comfort and efficiency. Also, the units can be mounted flush on a wall or ceiling and is more aesthetically pleaseing than a window unit and no windows are blocked.
What is involved in the installation of a ductless system?
Ductless systems are relatively easy to install. Indoor units are about six to eight inches deep and can be mounted flush on a wall or ceiling, or recessed in a drop ceiling. A three-inch hole behind the unit is used for attaching wiring, refrigerant lines, control cables, and a condensation drain. Wiring for power and controls is easier than with a conventional unit since wires can be run along with the refrigerant lines. Refrigerant lines from outdoor units can span up to one hundred feet to indoor units.
Will high ceilings affect the ductless system’s performance?
High ceilings will not be a great concern for air conditioning a home because of the way cold air falls due to stratification. In heating, however, your ductless system unit must be powerful enough to allow the warm air to reach the floor and the airflow must be directed downward to ensure that the air reaches the floor before rising again due to stratification.
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