There are a number of benefits that come with the use of a ductless air conditioner, also referred to as a ductless mini-split system. First and foremost, one of the advantages of the ductless system is right in its name–the fact that it’s ductless.
This is a primary reason so many Eugene homeowners choose this type of system as their central air conditioner (or heater) of choice. Ducted systems require the space and indoor air quality control that your home simply might not have. Read on to learn more about these systems and how you can benefit from one!
The first thing you should know about a ductless air conditioner is that it operates on heat pump technology. This means that its refrigerant process can be reversed so that it not only supplies you with the efficient cooling you deserve but also heating. Ductless systems are:
As we mentioned, ductless systems are heat pumps. Heat pumps are even more efficient than electric furnaces when used in heating mode, because instead of generating heat like a furnace, they transfer heat.
Heat pump systems such as the ductless air conditioner and heater are great for climates that have not summers and relatively mild winters, like our area.
Additionally, each of the air handlers of a ductless system can be independently controlled. A single ductless system comes with up to 4 indoor air handlers. They can be mounted high up on the wall in whatever rooms they’re installed in, and each one can have its own thermostat. This means that no matter what the personal cooling and heating preferences are for each member of your household, everyone will be happy.
This also is efficient, since you don’t have to cool or heat an entire home just to keep one area temperature controlled.
In addition to being able to both heat and cool your home, because of the lack of ductwork they save space in the home too. You don’t have to worry about making room for ductwork, nor do you ever have to worry about ductwork getting damaged.
Another great thing about ductless systems is that they’re great for remodeling projects. Even if you already have a central air conditioner in place, if you’re adding a room to the home you don’t have to worry about extending the attic space or making room for ductwork some other way. You can simply set that room up with a ductless system and an air handler or two.
Lastly, when a central, ducted, air conditioner breaks down, the whole household suffers. If you have a problem with a single ductless air handler, however, you can still find areas in your home to keep cool (or warm) until our HVAC pros can come in and repair whatever the issue is.
Remember, just like any other central air conditioner, your ductless system should be installed by trained and experienced professionals. Fortunately, you needn’t look any further than our team to find that!