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How Does a Ductless Air Conditioner Work?

If you have an older home that does not have an existing system of ductwork with which to distribute conditioned air throughout your home, or if you just want to avoid the numerous issues that can stem from the use of air ducts, you may want to consider the use of a ductless mini split in Everett, WA. These systems have a lot to offer homeowners. While these systems have long been a favorite in commercial settings, they have really gained traction in the residential sector over the years. Read on to learn a bit more about how these unique systems work.

Heat Pump Technology, Minus the Ductwork

While you can opt for cooling-only ductless mini splits, it makes much more sense to choose a heat pump model in this part of the country. We have relatively mild winters here in the Pacific Northwest, so there is little concern about very frigid temperatures overwhelming a modern heat pump. With this type of system, you can enjoy effective cooling throughout the summer season, and very efficient heating during the colder time of the year. This is the same as with a heat pump, though. It is the design of this particular type of system that really sets it apart.

Ductless mini splits obviously do not use air ducts in their operation. Instead, they feature an outdoor unit that connects to a series of indoor blowers. These units can typically work with up to 4 of these indoor blowers. The indoor and outdoor components are connected via a simple conduit, which contains the power, refrigerant, and any necessary drainage lines. The blowers are controlled independently of one another, meaning that you can easily maintain different temperatures in different areas of your home.

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