Ductless Air Conditioners
Common in apartments and homes without existing ductwork, ductless air conditioners are quickly gaining popularity in all types of homes thanks to their ease of operation, zoning capabilities, and fantastic energy savings. Ductless air conditioners completely eliminate efficiency losses caused by leaky ducts, sometimes saving their owners as much as 30 percent or more per month on their cooling bills! Read on to find out more about ductless air conditioners and see if they’re right for you!
Ductless Air Conditioner Installation in Maryland, Virginia & DC
Like central air conditioners, ductless air conditioners (also called mini-splits) have two main components: an outdoor compressor / condenser and an indoor air handler. The two units are linked by a conduit that houses the power cable, refrigerant tubing, suction tubing, and condensate drain.
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Benefits of Ductless Air Conditioners
Ductless air conditioners have a number of advantages over normal central air conditioners. Some of the benefits of ductless mini-split air conditioners include:
Zoning – the major advantage of mini-splits is their small size and zoning flexibility. Zoning allows you to head and cool individual rooms with unique thermostats to achieve varying levels of comfort throughout your home. Many models of ductless air conditioners can be equipped with up to four air handling units per condenser, meaning you can choose to cool up to four areas of your home at once instead of wasting energy trying to cool rooms you don’t need!
Easy Installation – another major benefit of ductless air conditioners is how easy they are to install. Instead of needing complex ductwork, blowers, etc., ductless air conditioners require only a three-inch hole in the wall through which the conduit that connects the indoor and outdoor units is run. Most manufacturers have conduit pipes of various lengths, some as long as 50 ft! This makes it possible to cool rooms in the front of your house while keeping the outdoor unit out of sight in the backyard.
Energy Efficiency – one of the major sources of lost efficiency for central air conditioners is leaky ductwork, specifically air that escapes from it. In fact, leaky ductwork can account for as much as 30 percent of your cooling costs during the summer months – especially if your ductwork is located in an unconditioned space like an attic.
Flexible Design Options – unlike other add-on style cooling systems, mini-splits offer a lot more in the way of interior design than, say, a window air conditioner. Air handlers can be suspended from the ceiling, mounted into a drop ceiling, or hung on a wall above a doorway. Floor-standing models are also available.
Ready to install a ductless air conditioner in MD, DC or VA?
It’s not hard to see why so many people are turning to ductless air conditioner installation to keep their homes cool. At Magnolia Heating & Air Conditioning, we’ve installed hundreds of ductless air conditioners in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC. If you’re ready to install a ductless air conditioner, call Magnolia Heating & Air Conditioning today!