An HVAC system is all about cooling and keeping a building at a nice temperature to live and work in. You can get a wide variety of options when it comes to cooling systems. There are room air conditioners, central air conditioners, pumps, evaporative coolers, and ducted and ductless options. Air conditioners work by cooling the refrigerant. The furnaces and fans inside them work using an evaporator coil to convert the refrigerant into a liquid and circulate the air around your home. The air ducts in the home carry air throughout your home and more often than not you will have some kind of control system to manage it all. For this article we will focus on ductless HVAC systems. These ductless systems include a wall mounted indoor unit, as well as an outside compressor unit.
A ductless HVAC system is quite simple. It works in the same way as a normal air conditioner, except for the fact that there are no ducts. The indoor unit blows the warm air over cold evaporator coils inside the unit. Then the refrigerant in these coils absorbs the heat from the air and moves it to the outside unit. This outside unit then dumps all of the heat from your home outside. The indoor unit has to be in the room that you want to cool in order for it to work well without ducts. Really it is quite simple. The indoor unit pulls the warm air all from the room it is mounted in and blows the cold air back into the same room.
So, how is a ductless HVAC system better than any other type of cooling system? What are the main benefits? Firstly, they are really flexible. The units only need to be mounted and have access to electricity power, and they immediately deliver cool air directly into the room they are placed. This makes them really easy to install in a day, as they only need some small pipes and a small hole to install them. But probably the main reason people choose ductless is for the money savings involved. You save money because they use less power and are smaller than other options, so there is less inefficiency and wasted energy costs. Therefore, another benefit of using a ductless system is that they have a lower carbon footprint compared to other systems. As they are more efficient they use energy in a better way and reduce your overall carbon output. Some other benefits include the fact that they also improve air quality in your home. They often have filtration features which mean dust and bacteria are kept out of the air in your home.
So, if you are thinking about installing a new cooling system in your home and aren’t sure what option is right for you, then consider a ductless HVAC system. There are many benefits, and most homeowners feel like they have made the right decision by going for ductless.