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Are Ductless AC Systems Better?

Whether you’re looking to install a new AC system or just replace an outdated one, you may want to consider the ductless AC system. It’s lightweight, easy to use, installs in less time than a central air system, and cools just as efficiently. Weigh the pros and cons of this system for yourself to determine if it’s better than your other air conditioning options.

Pro: No Large Holes or Connection to Your Ventilation System Necessary

A lot of air conditioning systems require the use of a ventilation system. Many utilize the vents and air ducts you already have in your home, but connecting the system to your ventilation system requires time. Several holes of varying sizes and shapes have to be cut into the walls of your home where the outdoor condenser will enter your home and connect to the air ducts.

None of that applies to ductless systems. Ductless systems require a single hole in the wall to run the electrical wiring, drainage hose, and refrigerant tubing to the heat pump outside. One hole tucked behind the wall mounted unit where it can’t be seen is all that is needed to connect it to the heat pump outside.

Pro: A Single Wall Unit Can Cool a Large Room

If you don’t want to cool certain sections of your home, but you want to be able to sit and sleep in comfort, a ductless unit does the trick. Typically, it can cool a large living room, adjoining bedrooms, and even large workshops or garage spaces. You can control the amount of cooled air the room receives with a remote control and adjust the temperature up or down too. 

Con: You May Need to Install More Than One Wall Unit to Cool the Whole House

Depending on the square footage of your home, you may need to install more than one wall unit to cool the whole house. However, some models of ductless units allow you to connect up to four wall units to a single heat pump. Be sure to ask your technician which models of ductless units would work best in your home.

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