Guide To Buying A Ductless Air Conditioner
Growing in popularity, ductless air conditioners provide a cost effective alternative where the use of ducted A/C equipment would be impractical. It operates in very much the same manner as a ducted system. Ductless air conditioners include an outdoor condensing unit to help minimize indoor noise and an indoor unit consisting of an air handler, blower and evaporator coil.
Some of the more common reasons a ductless system may work for you:
- Room addition – where central A/C system has insufficient capacity to cool the addition
- Garage, attic or basement conversions – where ductwork may be impractical or undesirable
- Supplemental cooling – where cental A/C system is undersized or the ductwork has been compromised
- Whole house – where ductless technology accommodates modern architecture and reduces installation costs
Ductless air conditioners offer superior energy efficiency, extremely low noise levels, and enhanced levels of comfort. Single zone systems are most effective, but multi-zone systems working off a common condensing unit are more cost-effective.