How Does a Ductless Air Conditioner Work?

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Ductless air conditioners can be a great way to heat and cool your home. They can perform well in homes without ductwork or in homes with an addition. Here is how this system works.

Components of a Ductless Air Conditioner

There are three main components of a ductless air conditioner. The first is a condenser unit that is installed outdoors. This device takes heat inside your home and pumps it outdoors. There is a blower/evaporator unit that is installed in a room inside your home. The refrigerant inside absorbs the heat in the room and expels it to the condenser unit. Finally, a conduit connects the blower/evaporator unit inside your home with the outdoor condenser unit. The conduit has a refrigerant line and a power cable.

Can a Ductless Air Conditioner be Used for More Than One Room?

There are two types of ductless air conditioners. A single-zone system is used to cool and heat just one room. This system is ideal for when you have an addition to your home.

You can also have a multi-zone system installed. Up to five blower/evaporator units can be connected to a single outdoor condenser unit. People install this type of system in homes that don’t have existing ductwork.

Advantages of a Ductless Air Conditioner

This system allows you to zone your home, so you can control the temperature in each individual room. This leads to lower energy costs, as you don’t need to heat and cool rooms that no one is occupying.

A ductless air conditioner is easy to install, especially as it doesn’t need to have ductwork also installed. Because the indoor blower/evaporator units have a filter, this system improves the indoor air quality of your home.

1st Choice Service Group Heating & Air in Asheville, NC installs ductless air conditioners. We also repair, replace, and maintain furnaces and traditional air conditioners. Our team can also help you with geothermal systems and indoor air quality. Give us a call today to find out more.