What do you know about ductless mini split air conditioning? Anything? Something? In the age of information, there is no shortage of opinions and facts available to the web-savvy consumer, but the most important features of the ductless AC should not be overlooked. In today’s post, we look closely at 3 things you should definitely know about ductless systems so that you make sure you know what your options are in the event of a new installation. Call Russell’s Heating and Air Conditioning today for excellent air conditioning services throughout the San Bernardino area.
- Why it doesn’t need ducts. One of the first questions we hear from owners of central air systems is wonder at the thought of how a ductless system can cool without ducts. A conventional central air system is a split system with an outdoor compressor/condenser and indoor air handler/evaporator. A ductless mini split is also “split” and has a rather conventional outdoor unit. But the major change is with the indoor unit. The indoor air handler sits directly in the living space and connects to the outdoor unit by means of a group of refrigerant, drainage, and electrical lines.
- Why it’s more energy efficient. The chief reason why a ductless mini split is more energy efficient is because it gets rid of the middle man. Without any ductwork to travel through, a ductless system can avoid many of the energy inefficiency problems ducts can develop such as accumulated debris and air leaks. Some ductless mini splits can have SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) ratings nearly double that of ducted systems.
- Why multiple indoor units are better than one. To put it simply, a central air system without zone control gives you a one-temperature solution at best. One of the perks of having multiple indoor air handlers in your home is that separate zones can be adjusted to different temperatures. This can help you save on energy in the long-term.
At Russell’s Heating and Air Conditioning, we can make sure that your new ductless mini split air conditioning in San Bernardino is installed correctly so that you can enjoy years of great cooling.