Ductless AC systems work like central air conditioning, only without traditional ducts. They both pull warm air from the home, absorb the moisture and heat, then transfer it out. The biggest difference between them is that a ductless AC blows cool air directly into one room, whereas a central AC blows cold air through a duct network to cool the whole home. Here’s how a ductless AC system can work in your El Paso, Texas, home:
Components of a Ductless System
Ductless AC systems contain three components:
- Blower and evaporator unit: An indoor unit that sits on the wall of the room it’s meant to cool.
- Conduit: Connects the indoor and outdoor components and provides electrical power. Also acts as a pathway for the hot, moist air.
- Condenser: Sits outside. Receives the heat from inside and transfers it outside.
Benefits of a Ductless AC System
A ductless AC system is ideal for a new home addition or a converted garage. That’s because it provides you with the capability to heat or cool that living space without accruing the expense of extending ductwork. A ductless AC can also help you keep certain rooms cooler or warmer.
According to Energy.gov, up to 30 percent of air conditioning is lost through duct leaks. Ductless AC systems are highly efficient since they don’t leak conditioned air via ductwork. Ductless AC systems are also better for your carbon footprint and offer HVAC zoning capabilities.
Is a Ductless AC System Right for Your Home?
Ductless AC systems are versatile, practical and efficient, especially in older homes or renovation projects. If a ductless AC system seems like the right choice for your home, The Home Systems Heating & Cooling can help you select the right model and install it correctly. Call (915) 858-4141 to learn more from one of our friendly service technicians.
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