Spring is not far off now, and soon the weather will start to warm up again. That means that for some of us, now is the perfect time to start looking for a new air conditioning system. If your current air conditioning system is not up to the task of keeping you cool this summer, consider installing a ductless air conditioner. Let’s take a look at ductless air conditioners, how they work, and the benefits they can provide.
Ductless Air Conditioners
Ductless ACs are heat pumps, but ones that don’t use ducts. Instead, they use a number of individual air handlers installed throughout the house. One air handler is installed in each room, usually on the wall or ceiling, with a corresponding thermostat wired to it. Up to four indoor air handlers are attached to a single outdoor unit by power and refrigerant lines. Each air handler can operate separately from the rest of the system, conditioning the room in which it is installed without affecting the rest of the house. Like all heat pumps, ductless systems can act as either heaters or air conditioners by changing the flow of refrigerant through their systems.
Advantages of Ductless Systems
Ductless air conditioners offer a level of control and comfort that just cannot be matched by traditional central air conditioning systems. With the ability to change the level of output for each room, you can eliminate energy waste on empty rooms and ensure that each room can set its own ideal temperature. No more warring with the others in your house for control of the lone thermostat. With ductless air conditioning, you can make your home more comfortable and more efficient. These are just a few of the benefits ductless air conditioning provides.