Air ConditioningAre Ductless AC repairs Different from Central AC Repairs?

If you’re considering ductless air conditioning installation, you may have some concerns about the future of your air conditioner. Ductless AC is one of the most efficient ways to cool your home, but you may wonder what type of repair work goes along with this unique type of cooling system. How do ductless repairs differ from central AC repairs? Here at G&S Heating, Cooling & Electrical, Inc., we’ve handled repairs for all types of AC systems, so we’ve put together this guide to a couple of differences that go along with ductless air conditioning installation.

Central AC vs. Ductless AC

Ductless air conditioners rely on the same refrigeration cycle to cool your home as do central air conditioners. Refrigerant cycles in the indoor and outdoor portions to remove heat from the air in your home. The only main differences are how the indoor units are installed and how air is distributed to the home. Let’s take a look at some of the differences between the two units.

  • A ductless air conditioner can cool your entire home without the use of ductwork.
  • Central air conditioners have an outdoor unit and an indoor evaporator unit. A ductless system instead has an outdoor unit and multiple indoor blowers mounted high on the wall or suspended from the ceiling.
  • Another key difference between the two systems is that a ductless unit has built-in zone control. With central AC, you’d have to pay extra to install zone control in the ductwork. With ductless units, each blower has its own thermostat, so you can adjust the temperature differently in individual zones of the home.

Repair Needs with Both

Overall, these differences are relatively minor. The outdoor unit still contains the same components (compressor, condenser, fan), as do the indoor blowers, so any problems with major parts will be similar in both types of air conditioner. With a ductless AC, however, you won’t have to deal with problems associated with faulty ductwork. Problems that are unique to ductless air conditioners may include installation problems with the indoor blowers and wiring issues with the master thermostat that you may use to control all the units at once.

Are you considering ductless air conditioning installation in Lynnwood? Do you have more questions about going ductless before you make any final decisions? Call the friendly experts at G&S Heating, Cooling & Electrical, Inc. today.


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