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4 Advantages Of Installing A Ductless Air Conditioner In Your Home

If you don't have air conditioning in your home and want to stay cool this summer, you need to call up your local heating and cooling company and see about having a ductless air conditioner installed in your home. 

How It Works

A ductless air conditioner contains two different parts. The first part is an indoor unit that pulls in the warm air in your home, cools it off with refrigerant, and pushes it back into your home.

The second part is an outdoor compressor unit. The compressor unit pumps the refrigerant to the indoor unit and supplies electricity to the unit as well. 

The two units are connected by a thin copper line instead of by ductwork. The thin copper line can easily be drilled and run through your walls without creating a mess or ruining the structural integrity of your home. 

The Installation Process

The installation process for a ductless air conditioning unit is very straightforward. The inside unit is either attached directly to the wall or it can be cut and recessed into your wall a couple of inches.

From there, copper wiring is run through your walls to the outside unit. This involves a minimal drilling into your walls. 

Finally, the outside unit is set up outside. Generally, it is put on a small concrete slab outside of your home. The closer the outside unit is to the inside unit, the less copper wiring will have to be navigated through your walls. 

The Advantages

A ductless air conditioning system offers many advantages over a traditional duct air conditioning system. To start with, if you don't already have air conditioning in your home, a ductless air conditioning system is easy to install and does not require the same invasive work that adding a duct system to your house would entail. A shorter installation period should also save you some money up-front as well.

Ductless air conditioning systems are designed to be really quiet. They do not make as much noise as traditional air conditioning systems, so they are great for people who are sensitive to noise. 

If you do not use all the rooms in your home, it is easy to set up zone heating with ductless air conditioning. You can install multiple units in your home, and turn on and off individual units. This will allow you to save money by only cooling the parts of your home that you actually use.

Finally, air conditioning systems that use ducts generally lose a lot of energy through the ducts. Ductless air conditioning systems cut down on the amount of energy that is lost when you are cooling your home.

If you want to stay cool this summer, talk to your local heating and cooling installers from a company like Aggressive Mechanical Contractors about upgrading to ductless air conditioning this summer.