We’ve had a number of posts about the installation and maintenance of ductless split systems over the past couple of months. We’ve also outlined some of the advantages of installing a ductless split system over a central air conditioner. What we haven’t really done, though, is gone through the biggest advantage of ductless split systems in detail. That advantage is the ability to serve as both a heating and air conditioning system. Let’s take a look at how a ductless split system can accomplish this.
Basic Ductless Split Construction
A ductless split system is basically constructed like an air conditioner. There is at least one inside unit and one outside unit, connected by power and refrigerant lines. The ductless system cools a room by siphoning heat from the indoor air, then sending that heat to the outside unit to be vented. All central air conditioning systems operate this way. What makes the ductless system different are two things: the lack of ducts, which we’ve already covered in other posts, and the ability to reverse the flow of refrigerant through the system. This allows the ductless split system to offer both heating and cooling functions, by changing the direction that heat flows between the home and the outside environment.
The Advantages of Dual Functions
This is one of the biggest reasons to install a ductless split system. A ductless split system allows you to save money and space on installing a completely separate system. You can use the same system to keep your home comfortable throughout the year. All you have to do is install a ductless split system, and make sure that it is properly maintained to keep up with the increased demand.
If you’d like to install a ductless split system, call Shavitz Heating and Air Conditioning. We install ductless systems throughout Chicago, IL.