How Does Ductless Air Conditioning Work?

ductless-blower-cold-airIngeniously is one way to answer the question posed in the title of this post. Outstandingly is another. If you have visited this blog before, however, you know that we do not just expect you to take our word on any given subject. We’re here to provide you with the information that you need to better understand these systems, the way in which they work, and whether or not a system is right for you. As such, we’re going to give you some more details about the way that ductless AC actually works.

We also want to remind you that no air conditioner, regardless of make, model, or overall quality, is going to function at peak operational levels if not expertly installed, well-maintained, and professionally repaired when needed. Our technicians have years of experience in working with ductless mini splits in Benson, AZ and the surrounding areas. When you are ready for ductless AC services, count on us to get the job done right the first time, every time. 

Ductless Mini Splits Are Heat Pumps

Ductless mini splits are heat pumps, and that means that they actually function as both heating and air conditioning systems. There are cooling only models available, but the majority of homeowners find the allure of heating one’s home efficiently with the same system that they use to cool it down too tempting to pass up. We’re inclined to agree, especially considering the fact that our very mild winters are no challenge for heat pumps to handle.

Unlike central air conditioners or traditional air-source heat pumps, ductless mini splits do not use any ductwork in order to distribute conditioned air throughout a home. Instead, these systems use a single outdoor unit that connects to multiple indoor blowers throughout the house. These blowers are tied to the outdoor unit with power and refrigerant lines.

The blower units are responsible for cooling the areas in which they are installed directly. They draw in air from the room, remove heat, and blow the air back out into the living space. The refrigerant cycle is reversible, just like with an air-source heat pump, so the blowers can also distribute heated air into these rooms by using heat from the air outside. This method of heat transfer is far more efficient than burning fuel or using electric resistance in order to generate heat.

Benefits of Ductless Mini Splits

The fact that you can use the system year round and it doubles as a very efficient heater is an obvious benefit. So too is the system design, though. If your property does not have existing ductwork, or if you just don’t wish to use ductwork due to potential issues that can develop, then a ductless mini split is definitely an option to consider. Eliminating the risk of duct leaks can help to eliminate problems with energy loss and reduced indoor air quality. Contact Goettl Air Conditioning Tucson with any questions that you may have. 

G-O-E-T-T-L it’ll keep you cool but it’s hard to spell.