Ductless Air Conditioner Installation
For home owners that want to save money, ductless air conditioning is an excellent option, especially if your home ails from chronic overheating in the summertime. Other homes may have central air conditioning but still suffer from hot areas while other areas are relatively cool.
Here are some of reasons that your home may be “hot” during cooling seasons such as
- Central air-conditioner not properly sized for the size of home it serves
- Duct work may not be properly sized for cooling
- Air leaks from supply air and return air ducts
- Low R value insulation and air leakage from outside walls
- Excessive ductwork runs too far from the cooling source furnace
- Home heated with radiators so there is no air duct distribution system in the house
Installing a split ductless air-conditioning system is an economical solution, especially for a home that has no ducts installed. Ductless air-conditioner consists basically of 2 main parts being a “condenser” and “evaporator.” Together the condenser and evaporator work together to deliver cooled air within the house.
Condenser (Located outdoors)
A condenser is the outside unit that dissipates heat taken from within the house to the outside and also sends cooling medium to the evaporator fan coil unit located in the house. The condenser usually sits on the ground and is connected to the inside fan coil evaporator unit with copper tubing. Depending on the capacity required to cool one, two or three or more rooms will determine the size of the condenser.
Evaporator (Inside Air Handling Unit)
The evaporator is connected to the outside condenser with copper refrigerant tubing and electrical wiring. The evaporator is a stylish air handling unit that blows cooled air into the room that it is located. There can be as few as one air handling evaporator unit working or several evaporators working collaboratively with the outdoor condenser.
Installation of a ductless split air-conditioner is quite simple. Usually a hole not more than 3 inches is all that is needed to connect a wall hung evaporator to the condenser. Compare this to redesigning and installing new ductwork to be compatible with an existing central air conditioner. By locating air handling units in rooms that require supplementary cooling, the ductless split system will take a big load off the main central air-conditioning system, thus reducing the overall operating cost for air-conditioning the premises.
Also, wear and tear will be reduced on the central air-conditioning system that could hardly ever achieve the specified temperature. During extreme hot days the central air conditioner could be running almost continuously, without any downtime. Another benefit; in case of breakdown of your central air-conditioner, a backup source for cooling will be available until the central air-conditioner is repaired.
Empty nesters, having had their kids move out and having installed 1 or 2 split ductless air conditioning systems is all the cooling that they require for most summer days. On days that will be extremely hot, the central air-conditioner can be supplemented with the ductless air-conditioning system, ensuring comfortable even temperatures throughout the home. A supplementary duct-free system helps reduce operating costs when on many days all that’s needed are the smaller ductless systems operating to satisfy the empty nester cooling needs. Doesn’t it make sense not to cool an entire household when only a few principal rooms are occupied?
Contact GreenCity for ductless split air-conditioning advice. You can count on GreenCity.
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