Ductless AC systems offer a practical, convenient alternative to traditional HVAC equipment, featuring easy installation and exceptional energy efficiency. Conditioned Air's service technicians have specialized training and experience in ductless technology for repairing, installing, and maintaining ductless mini-splits and multi-splits in Naples, Venice, Ft. Myers, Englewood, Port Charlotte, Sarasota, Bradenton, North Venice, FL, and the surrounding areas.
Ductless System Operation
Conventional heating and air conditioning systems blow conditioned air through ducts distributed throughout a building. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the average duct system loses between 25% and 40% of thermal energy due to leaks and poor joints, resulting in a loss of energy.
In contrast, ductless air conditioning systems do not require ducts to cool spaces. Instead, indoor air handlers connect to an outdoor compressor through a small hole drilled in the wall. The pipe contains electrical wiring, condensate tubing, and refrigerant. This configuration eliminates energy loss and improves efficiency.
Advantages of Ductless AC Systems
Installing ductless mini-split or multi-split systems usually takes about a day, with minimal disturbance to your home. Depending on the brand and model, one compressor can power up to eight individual cassettes.
The indoor cabinets are installed high on a wall or the ceiling. Remote control for each air handler allows precise temperature regulation for each space. Cassettes can switch off when not in use, which saves energy. Ductless heat pumps deliver heating and air conditioning all in one system. The operation is quiet. Indoors, you only hear the whoosh of air passing through, which sometimes can also be relaxing.
Where to Use Ductless AC Systems
Ductless air conditioning systems are incredibly versatile. Use them as the primary indoor climate control system in homes without existing ducts, eliminating the mess and expense of installing ductwork. They also work well in garages, attics, or any space that may be difficult to connect to an existing system.
Ductless mini-splits and multi-splits boost comfort in hard-to-heat and cool rooms, such as sunrooms. In commercial buildings, they work well in isolation rooms to avoid air exchange with other spaces or in computer server rooms where temperatures are kept lower than in different rooms.
Contact Us to Learn More About Ductless HVAC
Conditioned Air's trained service technicians can help you evaluate whether ductless technology is appropriate for your needs. We'll discuss options that enhance comfort, such as differential cooling and heating needs for upstairs and downstairs rooms.
Call for an evaluation if you experience temperature differences between rooms or notice other indoor comfort challenges. We provide written recommendations and estimates that detail all the costs.