What Are Ductless ACs and How Do They Operate?
Ductless air conditioners, or ductless mini-splits, are heat pumps that can cool individual rooms rather than a whole home. With their compact design, they can easily be attached to the wall of any room that needs cool air, and they can even go on the ceiling. Below, we want to explain how these systems work and how they will benefit you.
How Heat Pumps Work
To understand how mini-splits work, you need to know how heat pumps work. These systems generate cool air by drawing heat out of the home and releasing it outside. Between the air handler, or indoor unit, and the compressor, or outdoor unit, there’s a line that sends refrigerant back and forth to transfer the heat and then the cool air.
Mini-splits contain these three essential components; they merely lack the vents that a central heat pump would have to send the cool air to multiple areas. Of course, a lack of vents is precisely what you want if you’re interested in these products.
Energy Savings and Other Benefits
Because mini-splits don’t use vents, they don’t lose the cool air that’s generated but rather ensure that it all stays inside the room. This translates to greater indoor comfort in a shorter period of time and, thus, lower energy bills. At General Sheet Metal, Inc., we’ve installed mini-splits for many cost-conscious homeowners in Kalispell, MT.
Ductless ACs have another advantage. Having multiple units creates multiple temperature zones in your home. You and your family can adjust the temperatures in your rooms according to your liking, and when a room is unoccupied, you can simply shut off the cool air. These products also come with directional airflow. You get to aim that airflow straight at yourself, not at the walls or ceiling, which would waste energy.
Serving Homeowners Since 1942
General Sheet Metal, Inc. is a locally owned and operated company that has been around for 80 years. Trust us for a quality mini-split installation. We also install geothermal heat pumps, ductwork, and even new countertops. Call today for more information!