A ductless HVAC system might seem ideal for you at first glance, but it’s important to understand exactly how this kind of system works and how much cooling you can expect from the unit before you install it. Ductless HVAC systems create less noise, cost less to operate and are easier to install than a traditional air conditioner, but they do not provide the cooling power a large home with many residents might need.
While a ductless HVAC system is ideal for certain situations, there are certain things to keep in mind before you buy one for your home. Below, we’ll explain how a ductless AC works and how you can determine whether or not it’s right for your home.
How Does Ductless AC Work?
A ductless AC unit is a smaller and less extensive than a traditional air conditioner system, but can work just as well to cool small spaces. With a typical HVAC system, the air is cooled in a central location and then funneled through a system of ducts in the walls and out through the vents. In a ductless system, there is only a compressor and a wall unit. The compressor sits outside and provides the cold air, which is then brought directly into the wall unit.
It is similar to the power and cooling emitted by a window air conditioning unit but can be more visually appealing from an interior design standpoint. An indoor unit is typically a rectangular unit hangs high up on the wall and can be placed over a door or window frame to make it less noticeable.
Is Ductless AC Right for You?
A ductless AC system might be right for you if you have a small area that needs cooling, like a new addition to the home that isn’t connected to the HVAC system or a garage that has been converted to a living space. You can also install a ductless AC in certain spots in the home where you spend the most time, like the family room or kitchen. This provides a supplemental way for you to cool just this area without running the entire HVAC system and cooling the whole home. Operating this unit instead of the full HVAC system can bring down your utility costs without you having to sacrifice comfort as you live your life.
To get the most out of your ductless AC system, it’s important to choose one that is the right size for the area you want to cool and have it properly installed. The seal around the wall unit is critical to getting the most out of the ductless system, and if you attempt to install it yourself, you risk a loose seal. Additionally, if you cut the hole too large for the wall unit size, you can be left with an ugly space that draws attention to the wall unit.
Learn More About Ductless AC
Are you interested in learning more about the benefits of ductless AC? Want to find out if its right for your home? If you think you have an ideal situation for a ductless air conditioning system, contact Advent Air Conditioning. We can help you select and install the right ductless AC for you. Call today: (469) 240-5456.