The standard way of receiving air conditioning in U.S. homes is through a network of ducts that pass through the ceilings and walls of homes from the air conditioner to the vents. However, for many years the business world has had an alternate system, the ductless mini split heat pump. Ductless air conditioning has started to become popular in homes as well, and today you have the option to enjoy the advantages of leaving space-consuming ducts behind.
Ductless mini split heat pumps (they can heat you as well as cool) do not have complex operation, but the differences between them and ducted systems are substantial. We’ll provide a quick survey of how they work to help give you a better idea of whether you should have installation of ductless air conditioning in Everett, WA or not. Please call G&S Heating, Cooling & Electrical, Inc. and speak to our AC specialists to find out more.
The secrets of ductless mini splits
“Split” systems are air conditioners that have two separate cabinets: one outdoors and one indoors. With ductless mini splits, the outdoor cabinet is essentially the same. However, instead of a single indoor cabinet, they have multiple smaller blower units that are mounted in different rooms in the house, usually high on walls or above windows. Each blower contains a cooling coil and fan, and connects out the back wall to the outdoor cabinet with a bundle of a power cable and refrigerant and condensation lines.
The mini split sends air directly into a room through the blowers, without the need for ducts. This provides the advantage of allowing for individual temperature control in different rooms, so people can adjust the cooling (or heating) to their preference. You can stop sending cooling to rooms that aren’t being used, helping to save money.
Is ductless air conditioning right for your home?
If you already have a good set of ducts for your home, it may be unnecessary to have ductless air conditioning. However for new home construction, add-on rooms, or older homes without ductwork, ductless mini split heat pumps are excellent ways to get the cooling you want without the hassle of putting in a large ventilation system. Consult with a professional HVAC company for an informed opinion on whether your home is right for a ductless system.
G&S Heating, Cooling & Electrical, Inc. offers one of the best ductless air conditioners on the market today: the Mitsubishi ductless split system. Contact us to learn more about what we can do to help you receive the enormous advantages of this and other systems for ductless air conditioning in Everett, WA.