If you haven’t heard of ductless air conditioning, you’re not alone. Ductless air conditioning is less common than central air conditioning, and arguably a better solution for cooling than a window unit.
Like a central air conditioning system, a ductless heating and cooling system, also known as a mini-split system, has two main components – an outdoor compressor / condenser unit, and an indoor air handling unit.
The big difference is the mini-split system operates without duct work – hence the name, ductless air conditioning. This makes mini splits ideal for older homes, room additions, garages, attics, or other areas that you want to cool, but there is no existing ductwork. Ductless air conditioning systems are quieter than window units, and more energy efficient, as well.
Ductless systems, since they operate without ducts, avoid the energy loss associated with traditional central forced air systems. Air loss in a duct system can for more than 30% of energy consumption.
The ductless cooling and heating system offers flexibility. The indoor air handlers can be suspended from a ceiling, mounted flush into a drop ceiling, or hung on a wall. Most indoor units have a sleek, high-tech look, and come with a remote control to make it easier to turn the system on and off. Ductless air conditioning systems can also help to keep your home safer, because there is only a small hole in the wall. Through-the-wall and window mounted room air-conditioners can provide an easy entrance for intruders.
If you think a ductless air conditioner may be just the thing for your situation, call Climatemp today at 251-968-6006 to schedule a free estimate on a ductless mini-split system. We serve homeowners in Mobile, Gulf Shores and Baldwin County.