It wasn’t very long ago that the only way to have whole home air conditioning was to have ductwork throughout your house. Several systems now offer whole home cooling without the need for ductwork, including ductless mini split air conditioning systems. How does this type of system work? Let’s take a look.
First, the name “ductless mini split” comes from a traditional split system. This is because all ductless systems have an outdoor unit very similar to traditional split system ACs. Mini refers to the indoor blowers the system uses to deliver the cool air, and ductless is pretty self-explanatory.
How It Works
The outdoor unit of your ductless cooling system contains a compressor and condenser, just as traditional systems do. The indoor blowers are mounted inside your home where you’d like them. Typical placement is above doors and windows, but they can also be hung from ceilings or even recessed into a wall or ceiling, depending on the brand. Once the blowers are installed, each is connected to the outdoor unit via conduits drilled into an exterior wall. The conduit contains a power cord, refrigerant line, and condensate drain line. A single outdoor unit can support up to four blowers. The cooling process begins as soon as a single indoor blower is turned on.
Why Consider a Ductless System?
One of the most obvious reasons to consider a ductless system is to have whole home cooling without ductwork. Installing ductwork can be very expensive and invasive, and a ductless cooling system allows you to avoid this. Another reason to consider ductless cooling is the customized comfort it offers. Since each blower operates individually, you can tailor your cooling just how you want it. The blowers also allow you to use only the cooling you need, so ductless systems can be very energy efficient for homeowners.
If you are interested to see what a ductless mini split air conditioner can do for your home in St. Augustine, FL, give the experts at Climate Masters a call today!