Spring is here, and summer is not far off. For many people, now is the time to make sure that their air conditioning systems are in good shape for the warmest months of the year. For some, however, now is the time to look for a new air conditioning system. If you’re in the market for a new air conditioning system, consider installing a ductless air conditioner this spring. Read on for some of the advantages of ductless air conditioning.
What Is a Ductless Air Conditioner?
A ductless system is like an air conditioner, except it doesn’t use ducts to circulate air through the house. Instead, an air handler is installed in each room that’s supposed to receive air conditioning. Up to four of these air handlers are attached to a single outside unit. The air handlers operate the same way a traditional air conditioner does: by evaporating refrigerant to absorb heat from inside the home, then condensing it in the outside unit to vent the heat out of the house. Each individual air handler has its own thermostat, allowing it to operate separately from the rest of the system. Like all heat pumps, ductless systems include a reversing valve that allows them to act as both heating and air conditioning systems.
Advantages of a Ductless Air Conditioner
Ductless air conditioners allow you to have a much finer degree of control over your indoor climate than a traditional air conditioning system would. Each part of the house can have its own ideal temperature, and parts of the system can be turned off completely if they aren’t being used. With a ductless air conditioner installed in your home, you can be both more energy efficient and more comfortable.