Going Ductless: Understanding Mini-Split Systems, How They Work And Their Benefits


Ductless AC systems have been around for years, but they are becoming a more common solution for different AC needs in homes and businesses. Their duct-free design make these air conditioners easy to install and less costly to the consumer. Ductless AC systems are now the affordable cooling for small office spaces, home renovations and small buildings. The split designs give you even more choices for using ductless air conditioning.

What Are Mini-Split Ductless AC Systems?

Ductless HVAC systems come in various designs, which include a mini-split design. The split systems are where the air handler and outdoor unit are separate. With a mini-split ductless AC, the air handler can be installed anywhere in your home, which gives you more options for where you can add ductless AC inside your home. In addition, mini-split systems also come in larger models where several air handlers can be connected to a single outdoor unit.

How Ductless AC Compares to Conventional Central HVAC

The basic concepts of how central HVAC and ductless AC work are not that different. In both types of air conditioners, there is an outdoor unit, which is essentially a heat pump. The difference is in the fact that a ductless system does not have any ductwork, which helps reduce costs associated with materials, labor and installation of a new AC system. Ductless AC units also tend to be more compact and can be installed as wall mounted systems where valuable landscaping space is sparsely available. Other than not needing to clean the ducts regularly, your ductless air conditioner will need the same maintenance as conventional HVAC.

The Benefits of Having Ductless AC Installed for Your Cooling Needs

With a ductless AC system, you have many benefits, such as lower cost of installation and versatile HVAC solutions. The lack of ductwork also helps to reduce energy loss and make your cooling more energy efficient. Ductless AC systems also give you an alternative to replacing an existing AC when you need to add AC to additions, finished basements and other home remodeling projects, but talk with an HVAC technician about the most cost-effective heating and cooling solutions.

Mini-split ductless HVAC systems are great solutions for various needs and cost you less to have installed. If you need an AC solution for a small space such as, sunroom, addition or workshop, contact an HVAC contractor like R & B Inc Heating & Air Conditioning to install a ductless system and beat the heat this year.   


20 June 2017

Learning About HVAC Services

Hi there, I am Nadine Bachmier. I am going to discuss the various ways HVAC contractors can keep the temperatures in your business stable. HVAC contractors focus on maintaining and repairing the air conditioner, furnace, and ductwork used in your building. To keep the heating and cooling system in good shape, contractors may need to replace internal components, clean out channels, or simply perform a full upgrade. I will talk about the tools and techniques used to maintain and repair the equipment in your building. I will also share information about new products as they hit the HVAC market. I hope you will follow along and learn all you can.