What Is Ductless Air Conditioning?A ductless air conditioning system is exactly what it sounds like: an air conditioner that does not use ducts to distribute air throughout the house. Instead, a ductless air conditioning system uses individual air handlers to cool each room. These air handlers are installed on the walls or ceilings of their respective rooms, with up to four units connected to a single outdoor unit. The air handlers themselves act just like miniature air conditioners, siphoning heat from the rooms’ air and circulating it to cool the space.
The BenefitsThere are a number of benefits to using ductless air conditioning. First, you never have to worry about duct leaks. Duct leaks are quite common with central systems, and can cause them to lose as much as 30% of their output during operation. Ductless air conditioning units always deliver 100% of their output directly to the rooms they serve, which makes them more energy efficient. Ductless air conditioning units also offer you more control over your indoor climate. Each air handler has its own thermostat, allowing you to set different ideal temperatures for each room. This helps compensate for differences in insulation that, with a centralized AC system, may result in hot and cold spots.
If you’d like to know more, call Magnolia Plumbing, Heating & Cooling. We install ductless air conditioning systems throughout Washington, DC.