How Does A Ductless Air Conditioner Work?

June 9, 2015

If you’re looking for a way to cool your home, don’t assume central air and window units are your only two choices. Another less well-known option is a ductless air conditioner. Could this be the right solution for you? Learn more about ductless systems to find out.

What is Ductless Air Conditioning?

This equipment has many of the same parts as a central air conditioner. The two main components are the outdoor compressor/condenser unit and the indoor evaporator coil/air handler. The two components are linked by a conduit, which passes through a three-inch hole in the wall.

The indoor portion is mounted unobtrusively to the wall or ceiling. A thin, sleek jacket makes it easy to blend in with the interior design. The outdoor component sits outside anywhere you want, up to 50 feet away from the air handler.

Where is Ductless Air Conditioning Used?

Thanks to the built-in air handler, a ductless air conditioning system doesn’t need ductwork to deliver cooled air to your home. This is a huge advantage in a variety of situations.

For example, it can cool an older home without installing ductwork. It also works in home add-ons where extending the ductwork isn’t feasible. Essentially, anywhere you want to keep cool and not block the view with a window air conditioner is the perfect application for ductless air conditioning. You can also link up to four indoor units with a single outdoor compressor for more complete home cooling.

What Makes Ductless Air Conditioning a Good Idea?

Hot summer days stretch on for months if you don’t have air conditioning, but installing ductwork can be expensive or downright impossible. Ductless air conditioning provides the perfect solution to keep any indoor space comfortable without the high price of ductwork installation.

Plus, delivering conditioned air without ductwork is actually a big advantage because you can avoid the energy losses associated with leaky ducts, a struggle all central air conditioners go through.

Compared with other air conditioning add-ons, ductless systems are the most flexible. Since the indoor and outdoor portions are separate, you don’t need to balance a heavy, temporary room air condition on the windowsill. This allows you to retain the view, open the window when the weather is mild, and increase home security by closing windows at night.

Air Conditioner Installation & Repair in Ohio

If you think ductless air conditioning could be right for you, contact Rick’s Heating & Cooling to learn more. We install Armstrong Air air conditioners in Southwestern Ohio, including:

  • Morrow
  • Amelia
  • Cincinnati
  • Lebanon
  • And more!