Ductless HVAC systems, also known as mini-split systems, are a type of heating and cooling system that have separate enclosures. An indoor enclosure houses the evaporator unit, while an outdoor enclosure houses the condenser unit. If you’re in the market for a new HVAC system, you may be asking yourself: is ductless air conditioning installation the right one for you?
Why You Should Choose a Ductless HVAC System
A ductless HVAC system is the best type of heating and cooling system if your home does not have existing ductwork. Unlike a window-mounted air conditioner, ductless HVAC systems only require a small hole for tubing to pass through. This tubing allows refrigerant to flow between the evaporator and condenser units.
The condenser unit’s outdoor placement allows for efficient heat venting, as well as easier routing of the condensate pump tubing. A single ductless HVAC system can cool a small to medium-sized, single-level home. For larger homes, you can choose either multiple ductless systems per area, or choose a multi-evaporator system, which is basically multiple evaporators connected to a single, large condenser enclosure.
Other Factors You Should Consider
Always look for the ENERGY STAR® seal when looking for an energy efficient cooling system. While newer models are becoming increasingly efficient, it still comes second to its ducted counterpart. Weigh the cost of installing new ductwork vs. a multiple ductless system.
If you are switching from a different HVAC system, you should be aware that care and maintenance is entirely different compared to ducted HVAC systems. A central air conditioning system includes a thorough inspection of the ductwork, registers, and the control panels. Ductless systems focus on two units, condenser and evaporator. If your home is only equipped with one ductless system, then maintenance and repairs require a shorter amount of time, which, for busy homeowners, can be an essential factor.
To learn more about ductless HVAC systems or our other services including home air conditioning repair, call WM Buffington Company Inc. today at (717) 609-4020. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment. We serve Middletown, PA and surrounding areas.