If you have the need to cool several rooms of your home, and have questions about installing a ductless air conditioner, you will want to read this blog from top to bottom. We will supply the answers the most common ductless air conditioner questions.
What is a Ductless Air Conditioner & How Does It Work
A ductless system, or mini-split as some call it, is a small version of a split central air conditioning system. However, ducts aren’t utilized to transport the cool air. Therefore, there is no energy loss caused by leaky ductwork.
This system is comprised of three main parts. On the exterior of the home is the condenser unit that is attached to a conduit that links it to the interior component which is the evaporator/blower unit. It is important to note that the conduit also houses the power cable, refrigerant tubing, suction tubing and condensate drain.
How Difficult is it to Install & How Can I Get an Estimate
This could be one of the most important questions about a ductless air conditioner. While the installation isn’t something that you should take on as your next DIY project, it is relatively easy for a qualified technician to install. The installation professional will decide the correct size component for you. If the unit is too small or large, problems will arise. The technician will also help to establish the appropriate location for the interior and exterior components. Lastly, they will drill a hole through the wall for the conduit and connect.
The cost depends on several factors. You can go to the U.S. Department of Energy for a round about number, but the best option for an estimated cost to install a ductless air conditioning system is to call R.E. Sanders Inc. One of their professionals will visit your home and give you an accurate estimate to install this system in your home.