Ductless Heating/Cooling, Explained

Ductless Heating/Cooling, Explained. Have you heard all those ads lately about “Ductless Heating/Air Conditioning”?  Are you trying to figure out what “Ductless” means and how it works?  Well, don`t feel bad, most people are having trouble understanding what ductless means, and also how it works.

Lets take a look at a traditional Forced Air Heating/Cooling System. First, you have an outdoor component called the condenser. That condenser’s job is to compress Freon gas into a liquid state, it then pumps it into the indoor component called the fan coil. The fan coil has a blower that forces conditioned air into an attached duct system, hence the term “ducted”.

Ductless Heating/Cooling, Explained

In a “ductless” heating/cooling system, you still have an outdoor unit, or condenser, and an indoor unit that moves the conditioned air. Here’s the difference, the air is not forced through a ducted system, rather it is blown directly from the indoor unit into the space, or room it was designated to heat or cool. One of the misconceptions of a ductless system is, because of the blower motor being in the same room, the unit would be noisy. Surprisingly, that isn’t the case, and the units are generally very quiet.

Ductless Heating/Cooling, Explained

There are many advantages of a “ductless” system, but not limited to:

  • You can “zone” your house and condition only the areas that are occupied.
  • Ductless Heating/Cooling units are not as difficult to install, vs a traditional ducted system.
  • Ductless systems operate on less power.
  • Due to the air being directly driven from the unit, there is no loss in efficiency due to duct leakage.

If you are thinking about adding air conditioning to your house and do not have a duct system, please give RE Sanders Inc. a call. We will be happy to assist you in learning how these unique system may be just what you need to be more comfortable.

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