Ductless air conditioners are fast becoming popular in the United States. The system is composed of three main components: an outdoor unit, an indoor mounted evaporator unit, and a wireless remote control. The outdoor and indoor units are connected via small refrigerant lines that run through a three inch opening in the wall or ceiling. Ductless air conditioners deliver the comfort of a traditional split system to specific individual spaces in your home.
Ductless air conditioners, also known as a mini-split systems, are good options for houses with "non-ducted" heating systems. Ductless air conditioners can also be a good choice for room additions where running ductwork is not practical, and very efficient new homes that require only a small space air conditioning system.
The main advantages of ductless air conditioners are their small size and flexibility for zoning or heating and cooling individual rooms. Many models can have as many as four indoor air-handling units (for four zones or rooms) connected to one outdoor unit. This will save you energy and money.
Ductless mini-split systems are easier to install than some other types of space conditioning systems and have a variety of flexible configurations. Since mini-splits have no ducts, they avoid the energy losses associated with the ductwork of central forced air systems. Duct losses can account for more than 30% of energy consumption for space conditioning, especially if the ducts are in an unconditioned space such as an attic.
Call Glenn Mechanical today to find out more about ductless air conditioners and mini-split systems. We can recommend and install top brands and service or repair any unit that you already have installed.