Halfway between small window mounted A/C units, and large central A/C systems is an air conditioning technology that’s still relatively new to most Canadians.
Ductless air conditioners, also known as mini-split A/C systems, were developed in Japan and offer several advantages over their cooling counterparts.
How do ductless air conditioners work?
Ductless air conditioners have two major components: a unit mounted on the inside of the home that delivers cool air to the room, and a unit mounted on the outside of the house. A pair of refrigerant lines run between the two, one delivering electricity, the other taking away condensate (water). The system also has thermostatic control and a variable quiet blower.
Advantages to ductless air conditioners
- Cost-effective: save money through lower electricity consumption
- Space saving: small, compact size
- Flexible: ideal for cooling individual rooms
- Eliminate the risk of criminal intrusion into the home that window A/C’s create
- Easy and inexpensive to install
- Offer more flexibility interior design-wise: can be suspended from a ceiling, mounted flush into a drop ceiling, or hung on a wall
- Ultra-quiet operation
- Remote control operated
- Some systems can operate in reverse, supplying heat during cool weather
- Air purifying filters absorb dust, pollen, mildew, etc. and consistently circulate fresh, healthy air throughout your home, allowing your family to breathe easy.
As you can see, there are many benefits to going ductless. If you’re considering having a new A/C system installed and would like to find out if a ductless A/C is right for your home, book an in-home consultation with Mr. Furnace today. We’ll do a thorough analysis of your current system, assess the layout of your home and address your needs to help ensure your family keeps its cool this summer.