People who are looking for a feasible alternative to replace traditional centralized air conditioning systems, thankfully, they are now available with the option of ductless or mini-split air conditioning. They are comparatively new and provide environment-friendly, energy efficient and good quality air conditioning solution.
As the term ‘ductless’ clearly indicates, these air conditioners don’t require any ductwork. The conditioned air through mini-split units goes directly into the indoors. Let’s have a quick review of ductless air conditioners. So, at the end of this blog, you could make your mind about whether you want ductless air conditioners in your abode or want to go traditional.
Components of Ductless Air Conditioner
Ductless air conditioners are ‘split’ into two components.
Evaporating unit is the main component of a ductless air conditioning. It is mounted on an interior wall and fitted with a fan, which directs cool air directly into space.
The compressor unit is an external component of a ductless air conditioner connected to the evaporator unit. One crucial step of the refrigeration cycle is executed through the compressor unit. It is usually mounted on external walls or placed outdoors or on the roof.
Now, we shall proceed to an impartial analysis of different features of a ductless air conditioning system.
Beneficial Features of Ductless Air Conditioners
Their compact size makes them a perfect fit for new home constructions, which don’t have centralized ductwork in place. Moreover, they don’t occupy any floor space of your house and also goes well with aesthetics of any type of interior.
Ductless air conditioners are also good to go for domestic use because they are energy efficient. This means you don’t have to constantly worry all through the summers regarding hiked up utility bills. There are two factors which make them energy efficient.
- They have a modernized blueprint, unlike traditional HVAC units, which makes them more energy efficient.
- There is no loss of conditioned air in the meshwork of ducts and you are getting all of it directly in the space where you want.
Ductless air conditioners are easy to install. Within a day you can have your entire house installed with ductless air conditioners in different spaces. This ease, unfortunately, is not available with traditional HVAC options.
Ductless air conditioners also have some downsides with their use.
High Upfront Cost
Ductless air conditions are quite expensive. According to some estimates, that compare ductless units with tradition HVAC systems per ton, the former is three times more expensive than the later. Therefore, many people remain reluctant in getting ductless air conditioners for their domestic use.
Not a Comprehensive Solution
A ductless air conditioner unit can only cool down a particular home space. You can’t use a single ductless air conditioner to cool down both your living area and bedroom.
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