Ductless air conditioners provide efficient cooling for the entire home. While many homeowners without ductwork may choose to install small window air conditioners, these are rarely able to cool an entire room effectively, may be very inefficient, and are often noisy. But installing ductwork may be difficult for those with older homes or new room additions.
A ductless air conditioner may be the perfect cooling alternative for many homes. Central air conditioners remove heat from the air at the indoor evaporator unit and supply air through the ducts. Ductless cooling systems, on the other hand, consist of multiple indoor air handlers which cool and distribute the air from a single unit. The systems are mounted high on the wall or suspended from the ceiling in multiple zones for even cooling throughout the home.
While it may seem strange to install a new air conditioning system near the end of summer, most ductless systems provide both heating and cooling. This is because most ductless systems are also heat pumps. While other central air conditioning systems only allow refrigerant to flow in one direction, absorbing heat from the home and releasing it outdoors, ductless heat pumps allow refrigerant to absorb outside heat and release it inside.
Other Advantages of Ductless Cooling
Ductless systems are beneficial for other reasons as well. Here are some of the ways you can save money and feel more comfortable with a ductless system.
- Zone Control: Most homes require multiple indoor air handlers to cool the entire home. A single outdoor unit can generally accommodate up to four of these handlers. But this is beneficial to any homeowner who’s tired of hearing family members argue about the temperature. Because each air handler can be controlled individually with a separate thermostat or a master thermostat, you can set the temperature in one room or zone independently of others.
- Energy Savings: Ductless systems also save money. Central air conditioning systems may use more energy than is necessary due to leaks that commonly form in the ductwork. You can also shut off the air conditioning in unoccupied rooms to avoid cooling unused spaces.
If you are interested in learning more about the benefits of ductless cooling and heating in Ponte Vedra, call Climate Masters today!