When shopping for air conditioning systems for your home or property, it is advisable to go for reliable and efficient models such as central air. Though advised, central air conditioning systems may not be the best choice for older homes with no ductwork. As trusted AC Repair professionals, we install and service ductless systems across Central Florida and people often ask us questions while we are on the job. We’ve compiled some FAQs that might help you better understand the ductless ac system, so you can decide whether it is the best option for your home.
What is a Ductless AC System?
As the name suggests, a ductless unit is a heating and cooling system that regulates temperatures in a home without the need for ductwork. They have two major parts: an air handling unit installed indoors and an outdoor heat pump.
How does a ductless system work?
Ductless AC systems function pretty much like the conventional heat pump, except they do not use ducts. During hot summer months, the air handler sucks in hot air inside your home then moves it over evaporator coils which contain coolants. The refrigerant absorbs the heat and transfers the heat to the outdoor unit outside your home. In cold months, the outdoor unit will take heat from the outside air and move it to the refrigerant line then to the air handler, which circulates the warm air indoors.
How much does it cost to install ductless systems?
Generally, the cost depends on several factors, but the major expense involves the cost of acquiring the outdoor unit. This cost varies from model to model and the unit’s efficiency. Highly efficient units will be more expensive than standard systems. Also, the number of air handlers will determine the cost. More handlers translate into higher installation costs.
What is a zoned heating and cooling system?
A thermostat separately controls the different areas in the house. Zoning helps to regulate the temperatures in different rooms. Since every member of the family will have their own air handler, they can set the temperature that suits them.
How are Ductless AC Systems installed?
A professional technician is required to set up the indoor and outdoor units and also to connect the refrigerant lines and electric cables 3 inches on a wall.
How long can a ductless system last?
Chances are you’d like to know how long your AC unit will serve you before you get a replacement. The lifespan of your unit depends on how much work it does and how you take care of it. With proper care and routine maintenance and our trusted technicians, your ductless ac will serve you for years.
What are the benefits of using a Ductless System?
The main advantage is that you won’t need ductwork to regulate temperature and air circulation in your home. So it’s easy to install and cheaper than the traditional HVAC systems. In terms of efficiency, ductless systems are miles ahead of central AC systems, which are often plagued by energy loss. Ductless systems prevent energy loss, and this translates into lower energy use and lower bills too. With your ductless system, you have little to worry about noise. Your home will be much quieter and peaceful than one that uses a central air conditioner.