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Air Conditioning Installation: When Ductwork is Not an Option

Monday, July 8th, 2013 at 9:41 am

Most air conditioning systems are referred to “forced air” systems because they force air through a series of ducts in order to provide cooling to your home. Central air conditioning systems and heat pumps both fall into this category. But what about homes that simply don’t have space for ductwork? This is fairly common in older homes and also in historic buildings that were built before ductwork was common. In those situations, a different kind of solution exists: ductless mini split air conditioners.  Read on below to learn more about these terrific home comfort systems.

Ductless mini split air conditioning systems have actually been around for a very long time. As their name implies, they don’t use ductwork to move cool air through your home. Instead, they use wall-mounted units inside your home that are placed in different sections of your house. The wall-mounted units circulate the air in those areas and provide cooling or heating.

The installation process for ductless mini split AC systems is very easy for any Melbourne, FL air conditioning installation technician. The indoor unit need to be installed on your wall or ceiling. A small hole needs to be drilled in the wall behind the wall-mounted unit to allow for electrical wires, refrigerant tubes and condensation drains. The refrigerant tubes and electrical wires run outside to a central condensing unit.

Ductless mini split air conditioners have several very attractive benefits over central air conditioning systems.

  • First, as cool air travels through ductwork it can absorb heat through the walls of the ducts which reduces the efficiency of central AC systems and heat pumps. Ductless mini split AC systems don’t use ducts which allows them to avoid that energy loss.
  • Second, ductless mini split AC systems provide natural zone control for homeowners because each wall-mounted unit can be controlled independently of each other.

If you need air conditioning installation in Melbourne, FL, just call the friendly experts at Next Generation. 

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