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How a Ductless System Works

Ductless heating and cooling systems are gaining a lot of traction in the market. More and more homeowners are switching to this unique model because it offers so much flexibility. Plus, you can lower your energy costs by up to half.

If you’ve been thinking about a wall-mounted AC in Charlottesville, VA, our team is here to help. We are experts in the air conditioning industry, and we know all about the benefits of a ductless system. We can offer you an in-home consultation and help you understand how the system would be set up in your own home. Keep reading to learn more about the ins and outs of a ductless AC and how it operates. 

Ductless AC Setup

A ductless air conditioner is similar to a more traditional forced air system in one way. That is, it still has an outdoor central unit that connects to each of the smaller indoor units. But that is where the similarities end. Just like the name implies, a ductless air conditioner does not have any air ducts at all. Instead, you have smaller air conditioning units that are placed in each room of your house.

Each one operates independently of all the other ones and you can have as many or as few as you need. This allows you to control the temperature for individual rooms or zones of your house. If one person likes the temperature cooler, you can accommodate that with a ductless air conditioning system.

Ductless AC Operation

Your ductless air conditioner actually offers heating and cooling all in one. It uses a heat pump which can remove heat from the air when you have the system set to cool, and add warmth to the air when you have the system set to heat. This is a huge benefit because you don’t have to install a separate heating system. 

When you set your ductless unit to cool, air from the room blows over the interior coils and removes heat to transfer it outside. The cooled air then exits the system to lower the room temperature. When you have the system set to heat, it brings in warmth from the outside and heats up your indoor air. Even in the winter, there is still some heat in the air that it can transfer inside your home. 

And the best thing about your unit being ductless is that each room can use different heating and cooling settings all at the same time. As long as you keep interior doors closed to protect each individual zone, your rooms will each maintain their own unique temperature.

Ductless AC Care

One important thing to keep in mind if you go with a ductless unit is that there is more maintenance involved. You have to be sure to take out the air filter at least once a month to clean out any dust and debris that your ductless unit captures. Since each individual unit is so small, it requires cleaning more frequently. You may even have to do it more than once a month, depending on the air quality in your home.

We can’t control the weather outside of your home, but we can control the weather inside your home. Schedule an appointment today for ductless AC installation.

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