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How Does Ductless Air Conditioning Actually Work?

Summer is a bit slower in coming here than in some other parts of the country, but right around now is when you should start to consider your residential cooling system. The most intense heat of the year will be here before you know it, and it is vital that you are able to cool your home in North Seattle effectively. For many homeowners, this means scheduling annual maintenance for their air conditioning systems before summer is in full swing. For others, though, it may mean investing in a new air conditioner before summer’s arrival.

If you are considering your air conditioning options for a new installation, or if the time has come to replace an old, failing system, give ductless air conditioning some attention. You may just find that this is a great option for your needs. Contact the ductless AC experts at G&S Heating, Cooling & Electrical, Inc. for more details. 

A ductless air conditioner, as you’ve likely guessed, is one which does not require any ductwork at all in order to cool a home. If this description conjures up an image of a window unit, though, you are far off. The great benefit of ductless air conditioning systems is that, though ductless, they are still a whole-house cooling option.

Ductless ACs, also commonly referred to as ductless mini splits, utilize an outdoor unit much like that found in more traditional split AC systems. The difference is that this outdoor unit is connected to individual, wall mounted blowers situated throughout the house by a simple conduit. This conduit contains power, refrigerant, and any necessary drainage lines. The outdoor unit functions as the condenser, with the indoor units acting as evaporators.

Due to this unique design, ductless air conditioning systems are not subject to the energy loss that may accompany those ducted systems with compromised air ducts. Additionally, because each indoor blower is controlled independently of the others, it is possible to cool different areas of the home to different temperatures. Whether you have a new home that cannot accommodate the installation of bulky ductwork, or you are just as happy to avoid the headaches of such an installation, a ductless mini split cooling system is a great option to keep in mind. Feel free to contact G&S Heating, Cooling & Electrical, Inc. with any further questions that you may have.

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