Air ConditioningThe Ideal Situations for a Ductless Air Conditioning Installation

Ductless air conditioning has been around for a while, but initially was mostly seen in commercial properties. Over the last few years, however, it has become quite popular with residential property owners due to some of its unique benefits. While a ductless AC can fit many different types of homes, there are situations where it is ideal. However, for it to work ideally, ductless air conditioning in Lynnwood should only be installed by professionals. G&S Heating, Cooling & Electric, Inc. installs and repairs ductless systems, so turn to us for your ductless AC needs.

Who Should Consider Ductless?

As stated above, ductless mini-split air conditioners can benefit a great many homes. However, there are a few benefits offered by ductless ACs that may work better for some homes than others:

No Ductwork

For homes without ductwork, a ductless system offers whole-home cooling without the expense and hassle of installing ductwork. Ductless ACs use individual, wall-mounted blowers to deliver the cool air. So for older homes with no ductwork, or older homes that would need retrofitted ductwork, this large expense is eliminated.

Can Also Heat

Ductless systems can operate using heat pump technology, providing both heating and cooling. This is because heat pumps have a component called a reversing valve, which allows you to easily switch the direction in which the refrigerant flows.

Easy Expansion

If you plan to expand your property, adding air conditioning to that addition is easy with a ductless air conditioner. There’s no need to install ductwork or to work around challenging architecture; simply install another blower and you’ll have cooling. It should be noted that an outdoor unit can support up to 4 blowers.

Other Benefits of Ductless Air Conditioning:

Here are a few other benefits to consider when it comes to a ductless AC:

  • Energy efficiency – blowers are controlled individually by you, so you can cool only what you need to. Less cooling means less energy use, which can translate to lower monthly energy bills.
  • Customized comfort – many blowers are programmable, and as such, can be set to the temperature you want room by room. This allows for zone cooling but without a ducted zone control system.
  • Easy installation – an outdoor unit, which contains the condenser and compressor, can be placed on the ground, and the blowers are connected to the outdoor unit via a conduit connected to the outdoor unit through an exterior wall. The conduit is only about 3” wide, and a single outdoor unit can support up to 4 blowers.

Want to know more about ductless air conditioning options in Lynnwood? Call G&S Heating, Cooling and Electric, Inc., today and schedule an appointment with one of our installation experts.


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