The temperature is rising, and with it the desire for air conditioning in your older home. Unfortunately, you don’t have any ducts. But the good news is you do have options. Possibilities beyond those noisy, unsightly window units you’ve been relying on for so long – and without the need to reconfigure your home and chase around drywall dust for months after accommodating ductwork. What is this magical whole-house central air conditioning option? It’s ductless air conditioning.
Relatively new to the market, a ductless air conditioner, also called a mini-split system, is comprised of two parts: an interior, wall-mounted unit paired with a larger compressor unit which sits outside your home. What makes this so different from your typical, split HVAC system? No venting or ducts – hence the name. Simple and easy, ductless air conditioner installation require only a few small 3 inch holes to accommodate refrigerant lines for the delivery of cool, fresh air to your home.
How does it work?
Ductless systems work similarly to split HVAC systems, sans the ducts. The outdoor compressor unit cools air with the help of refrigerant, returning it into your home via a single or multiple interior units, which can be mounted on your wall or flush-mounted on your ceiling like recessed lights. Air is distributed via the interior unit’s fan. Each interior unit features its own easily adjustable thermostat, making it a great solution for homes with areas that remain unoccupied during the day.
Ductless systems, such as those by top-of-the-line manufacturers Bryant air conditioning and Mitsubishi ductless air conditioning systems, offer a host of benefits over both window units and traditional ducted systems:
Ready to put a new twist on your older home? Contact the ductless air conditioning experts today!