Looking for an air conditioning system for your ductless home or room addition can be stressful. Ductwork installation is a big job and may be difficult or impossible in some older homes. On the other hand, window air conditioning units and fans just don’t have the cooling power of some larger central air conditioning systems.
If you need a system that cools your home without the hassle of ductwork installation, a ductless mini split system may be right for you. The condenser unit of a ductless mini split system is just like the outside unit of a central split system, but it connects to individual air handlers mounted directly onto the wall, eliminating the need for ducts. A conduit links the two units via a small hole drilled into the wall.
Usually, multiple indoor air handlers are positioned in various areas to provide even cooling throughout the home. Typically, each outdoor unit can accommodate up to four indoor units. While the air handlers may be somewhat large, they can be installed out of view, mounted high on the wall or suspended from the ceiling.
Each air handler is controlled with its own thermostat, and you can usually control every unit with a master thermostat as well. Thus, your family members will be more comfortable. Often, family members have different temperature needs, and installing a ductless system allows everyone the ability to choose the temperature in each zone. This can also help you to save money. If the bedrooms are unoccupied during the daytime, for example, you may choose to raise the temperature to reduce energy consumption.
In fact, ductless air conditioning saves you money in other ways as well. Many ductless mini splits have higher SEERs (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratios) than some central air conditioning systems. Furthermore, ducted systems often waste energy. Ducts are prone to leaks, which means that many homeowners receive limited cooling and spend money cooling an unused area of the home such as the attic.
A window air conditioner cannot give you the performance and efficiency of a ductless mini split. When you decide to go ductless, call HHR Heating & Cooling Solutions for air conditioning installation in Dublin, OH today!