When most people think of an air conditioner, they either think of window units or central air systems. But there’s a third home cooling option to consider: a ductless air conditioning system.
Ductless (also called “mini-split”) systems include two parts: an indoor component (the air handler) and an outdoor unit (the compressor/condenser), which connect via a thin tube through one of your home’s exterior walls. A single outdoor unit can power multiple indoor units, giving you a lot of flexibility to meet the cooling needs of your home.
Ductless systems are extremely efficient, too, with SEER ratings reaching well into the 20s – a level that most central air conditioning systems can’t touch. Why the up-tick in efficiency? Primarily for three reasons:
The answer? Maybe. Despite these advantages, ductless isn’t the ideal option for every home. If your current house already has quality ductwork installed, switching to ductless as a primary cooling system probably doesn’t make much financial sense. If you don’t have ductwork, however, ductless is a big step up from window A/Cs.
Another perfect application for a ductless system is for supplemental cooling – installing A/C in a home addition, for example, or in a room that is particularly hard to cool. Add a ductless system to your sunroom, home office, workshop, garage, guesthouse or pool house outbuilding and you’ll have a high-efficiency answer to any cooling problem.
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