Ductless air conditioners go under many names, such as ductless mini-split. They’re a system you can use to heat and cool one to five rooms in your home. They offer a number of advantages, although they’re not right for every home.
How Do Ductless Air Conditioners Work?
A ductless air conditioner doesn’t use ducts to deliver conditioned air to your home. They have an outdoor unit called a condenser that receives heat from your home and releases it outdoors. They also have a conduit that attaches the condenser to interior units in your home. The conduit is a long cable that contains a tube of refrigerant, a condensate drain, and a power cable.
The interior units are called blower/evaporator units. They suck warm air out of a room, transfer it to a refrigerant, and blow cool air back into the room. Moisture is also removed from the room, so the interior units act as dehumidifiers.
Do Ductless Air Conditioners Only Provide Cooling?
Ductless air conditioners aren’t used just in the summer. You can also use them to heat a room. Instead of refrigerant being used to cool a room, it can also transfer heat from outside into your home.
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Can Only One Room Be Cooled With a Ductless Air Conditioner?
Some ductless air conditioners can only cool one room. There are systems, though, that can accommodate up to five indoor units.
Are They Efficient?
Ductless air conditioners are very efficient. As they don’t use ducts, all the energy they consume results in cooling and heating a room. They also only use energy to move heat, not to produce it. They use about 20% to 30% less energy than what a central air conditioner uses to achieve the same effect.