There was a time when homes without ductwork did not have the option of whole-home air conditioning installations, but advances in the cooling industry have opened the door for new and innovative ways to air condition many different kinds of homes. While ductless air conditioning isn’t new, its migration to residential properties is fairly recent, and it is gaining a great deal of popularity among homeowners. The idea of ductless air conditioning can seem confusing, but the truth is that the system is quite simple. However, its simplicity does not mean that installing a ductless system is a good DIY project; for any air conditioning installation, it’s best to call experts like G&S Heating, Cooling & Electric.
Ductless air conditioning system components consist of:
- Outdoor condenser unit
- Indoor blowers
The outdoor condenser unit of a ductless system is basically the same as a traditional split-system air conditioner with one exception: the ductless outdoor unit connects directly to the indoor blowers via a conduit through an exterior wall of your home. The indoor blowers are about 35” long and mount easily to walls and ceilings. The conduit, which fits through a 3” drilled hole, has lines for drainage, refrigerant and power. The blowers are operated individually from one another, offering you customized cooling.
Benefits of a Ductless System
The most obvious benefit of a ductless system is that it offers whole-home cooling without the need for ductwork. But ductless ACs have several other benefits that are worth noting:
- Energy efficiency – ductless systems allow you to cool only what you need to, which can help cut down your energy usage.
- Customized comfort – as we mentioned above, each blower runs independently, giving you automatic zone control cooling.
- Easy installation – compared to installing ductwork, the installation of a ductless air conditioner is much easier. The indoor blowers are mounted on a wall or hung from a ceiling, a small hole is drilled through an exterior wall for the conduit, and then the components are connected.
- Can also offer heating – if the outdoor unit is a heat pump, a ductless system can also heat your home in winter.
Ductless systems can be a great fit for many homes, but the best way to determine if it’s the best fit for your home is to work with an expert. If you are considering the installation of ductless air conditioning in Lynnwood, call G&S Heating, Cooling & Electric today and schedule an appointment with one of our specialists.