Ductless Split AC System

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If you have a standard central air conditioning unit, the ductless split AC is the next step up.

The Differences Between a Standard Central AC and a Ductless Split AC System

Both air conditioners have an outdoor condensing unit with copper tubing running inside the home, that’s where the similarities start to fade. With the ductless system, cold air is not delivered through ducts. Instead, they are sent into the room from a wall or ceiling mounted blower unit. A house may have several blower units, operating independently. A unit can be placed in separate rooms. Each unit connects to the outdoor condenser.

There are three advantages the ductless split AC system has over standard central AC:

  • Control – If you have several blower units that can be independently controlled, you can, in essence, create a zoned cooling system. Seldom used areas in your home don’t have to be cooled when not in use. When someone needs to use the room, you can turn on the unit. If the sun increases the temperature in one room at a certain time of day, you can set that blower to cool that room, without affecting the rest of the house. If all of the rooms in your home are in use, you can set the thermostat to maintain the same temperature throughout the house, so that you don’t have to worry about sudden changes in temperature when you leave a room. You can set the units for efficiency without sacrificing your comfort.
  • Quiet Comfort – A standard air conditioner announces when it’s turned on with a rattling of the ducts. Since there are no ducts in a ductless system, this is not an issue. The only way you know the system has been turned on is when you feel a cool delivery of air through the blowers. Also, the outside unit does not need to be placed next to your home. In fact, it can be placed up to 50 feet away from the home, which reduces the noises commonly associated with air conditioners which are caused by the outdoor condenser.
  • Efficiency – Technological advances have made it possible for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) rating to increase. The law requires a minimum rating of 13 for air conditioners. The ductless split units are efficient, with an average rating in the mid-20s or higher. A high rating means the unit uses less electricity. When air is blown through ducts, it can lose as much as 40 percent of its coolness before reaching the room. Since a ductless split AC system sends the air directly from the blower or air handler, you don’t get the degradation of the cool air.

Are you interested in learning more about the ductless split AC systems? Call one of our experts at Expert HVAC Care. They can answer your questions and help you decide whether or not the ductless split AC system is right for you and your home.

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