A Versatile Cooling Option
A ductless air conditioner, also known as a ductless mini split system, provides homeowners with an array of options and solutions. A ductless AC unit is different from a traditional split system because it comes in all shapes and sizes and does not require ducts inside your walls. A ductless AC mini split fits in almost any space and configurations are almost endless.
Installing ductless AC is a great option to cool an older home that wasn’t built with duct work. You also might be downsizing a larger home and only want to transfer your cool air into one or two rooms. A ductless air conditioner can do that with minimal visual impact. Ductless AC is ideal to cool a new room addition or to add a boost to a room that’s too hot or too cold.
Ductless Air Conditioners 101
Ductless mini split systems are configured with one or more indoor units powered by a single inverter-controlled, variable-speed outdoor compressor. The inverter compressor delivers maximum comfort by speeding up or slowing down to adjust the cooling capacities to meet specific needs. By continuously working, the ductless AC unit doesn’t waste energy starting up like traditional HVAC systems. In addition, a ductless AC mini split is more efficient because there is no energy loss transporting air through lengthy duct work.
A ductless air conditioner is relatively quick to install since there is no ductwork involved. The only requirement is a single, small hole in a wall for refrigerant tubing and electrical wiring. The indoor unit usually is mounted to a wall.
One indoor unit hooked up to the outdoor compressor is called a single-zone system. This installation takes anywhere from three to seven hours. A multi-zone ductless AC combines the outdoor unit powering up to five indoor units. This allows you to set up independent temperature zones in different rooms.
While ductless air conditioners may seem to be a simple concept, their installation should be left to companies well-versed in their intricacies. Proactive Comfort’s technicians are experts in making sure the correct system size is selected to fit your home’s specifications. If the wrong size ductless AC mini split system is installed, it will work inefficiently and probably will need to be replaced sooner than later. Our certified technicians know how to install the sensitive electronic parts of the ductless AC unit. We’ll also professionally make the opening in the wall to run the refrigerant tubing and electrical wiring and tightly seal it when finished.
Schedule Your Ductless AC Consultation Today!
Schedule a consultation with Proactive Comfort to see how a ductless air conditioner can work for you, how it fits your budget and whether it’s the best option for your needs. We can also service your current mini split system.