Every HVAC system requires a duct system to distribute airflow throughout the house. It is a central component of any air conditioner system, but did you know that ducts only started being used regularly in homes in the 1960s? The buildings constructed before that time didn’t have the space for ductwork to be installed. Even modern homes today don’t have ducts, as many homeowners prefer the ductless mini-split as the heating and cooling system in their home.

These ductless air conditioners are extremely popular and have become commonplace in a lot of homes today. There are plenty of benefits that they offer, which make them exceptional choices as air conditioner systems for homeowners. The HVAC experts at JD’s Prompt Plumbing, Heating and Air have great expertise and experience in ductless air conditioner installations, maintenance, and repairs.

How Does Ductless Air Conditioning and Heating Work?

A ductless air conditioning and heating system has nearly the same layout as the heat pump or the split air conditioner with only one exception; it has multiple small air handlers around the home, instead of a large indoor unit. These small air units are mounted on walls in every room and are connected to the outdoor unit with power lines and refrigerant that is passed through holes drilled in walls.

The refrigerant is circulated from the compressor of the outdoor unit to every air handler unit, which then blows out cooled or heated air directly into the room. There are no ducts required for air circulation in this method, which is more convenient and cost-effective for a lot of homeowners.

Benefits of Ductless Heating and Air Conditioning

One of the main reasons why so many people are considering getting ductless air conditioning systems installed in their homes is because of the various benefits it offers them. These benefits include:

  • Flexibility:
    Ductless air conditioning systems bring additional central energy efficiency in the cooling and heating of older homes that don’t have space for ducts. They are also great for add-on rooms, remodeling, construction, or rooms that are difficult to keep cool or warm.
  • Energy Efficiency:
    Duct systems allow heat gain and heat loss when air passes through them. This affects the efficiency of the air conditioner. A ductless air conditioning system offers greater energy efficiency, allowing homeowners to save money, while they also get better cooling.
  • Automatic Zone Control:
    All air handlers that come with the ductless air conditioner are operated via a remote control and are adjusted separately from the other air handlers. This offers you with automatic zone control, since you set your desired temperature in every room of the house.

Ductless air conditioning systems are extremely popular and in demand today. If you’re looking for more information about ductless air conditioner services, get in touch with JD’s Prompt Plumbing, Heating and Air for a free consultation today.