Cool Any Room Easily & Efficiently With a Ductless Mini-Split System
Ductless split systems present an attractive alternative to conventional central air conditioning technology. Homeowners looking for better efficiency, quieter operation and healthier living may find the many benefits provided by a ductless mini-split system provide a perfect solution.
Ductless Air Conditioner Operation
Traditional air conditioners rely on ductwork to distribute conditioned air throughout the building. Existing duct systems may be sized incorrectly or have multiple gaps, breeches and loose connections. In many instances, equipment efficiency is degraded as the air travels through the duct network. Design deficits and structural issues can force undesirable architectural changes and create uncomfortable zones in different rooms.
In a ductless split system installation, the materials and labor associated with the ductwork are eliminated. Each ductless system incorporates a separate outdoor condenser and indoor air handler. The indoor unit is housed in an attractive cabinet and includes the evaporator coil and fan. The enclosure is installed directly in the ceiling or hung on a wall to provide targeted cooling in a specific zone.
Ductless Air Conditioning Benefits
There are numerous benefits provided by a ductless split system including:
- Unparalleled Versatility: The primary benefit to a ductless split air conditioner or heat pump is extraordinary flexibility. Mini-split systems are ideal for single zone applications such as garage conversions, basements, room additions and media rooms. Unlike window units, ductless air conditioners are quiet, efficient and become part of the room’s décor. Multi-zone systems can be configured to meet the capacity requirements for an entire office or home.
- Better Efficiency: Since the air handler in a ductless system is inside the room, efficiency is not lost during the air delivery process. Ductless air conditioners also incorporate inverter technology, which allows the compressor motor to adjust to varying load requirements. Units with an inverter can achieve efficiency ratings up to 21 SEER.
- Improved Comfort: Each air handler in a ductless system operates independently, so the temperature in every zone can be tailored to the preferences of the occupant. A remote control thermostat is included with each unit for the ultimate in personal comfort contouring.
Mini-Split or Multi-Split?
Ductless mini-splits are perfect for single-zone applications, but homeowners often wonder if they are appropriate for cooling an entire house. Single-zone systems can be installed in different rooms, but the number of condensing units can prove problematic. By contrast, multi-zone systems incorporate several indoor air handlers connected to a single condenser with multiple compressor circuits. Ductless multi-zone air conditioners can support up to eight separate zones.
Better Efficiency and Comfort
Cool any room in your home easily and efficiently with a ductless mini-split or multi-split system. The professionals at One Source Heating and Cooling can answer any questions you may have on ductless technology and design the perfect system for one room or your whole house.