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Fresno, CA, Ductless Air Conditioning Services by Donald P. Dick Air Conditioning
Do you have an older home for which you wanted whole-home cooling, but didn’t want to deal with the interruption and expense of ductwork? Or are you putting an addition on your home and are looking for ways to save on air conditioning for the new space? It may be time to consider the installation of a ductless air conditioner. Ductless ACs have been the go-to air conditioner for spaces like restaurants for a long time, but over recent years they have become a very popular choice with homeowners for whole-home air conditioning. With a ductless AC, you can easily add air conditioning to a non-ducted home, or add air conditioning to a space without having to expand your ductwork system. Our experts are ready to assist you with your ductless air conditioner installation, so call us today!
Donald P. Dick Air Conditioning provides ductless air conditioning services in Fresno, CA and the surrounding areas.
How Does a Ductless Mini–Split Work?
First, it’s important to understand what the components of a ductless system are:
- Outdoor unit – contains the compressor, the condenser, the condenser fan and condenser coils
- Indoor blowers – each blower is about 35" long and contains a small fan, small air filter and a small set of evaporator coils
- Conduit – the conduit contains the refrigerant line that connects the indoor blowers to the outdoor unit, the condensate drain line and a power cord.
A ductless system works by installing the outdoor unit on the ground and installing indoor blowers to the rooms you want cooled; a single outdoor unit will typically support up to 4 indoor blowers. The blowers can be mounted flush against walls or hung from ceilings, and are connected to the outdoor unit via the conduit, which is placed in an exterior wall. When an indoor blower is turned on, the refrigerant starts to run through the refrigerant line, directly to the blowers, and the cooling process begins. Many ductless indoor blowers are programmable, allowing you to maintain, reduce, or turn off you cooling as needed.
Benefits of a Ductless AC
The first benefit of a ductless AC is that you don’t need to install expensive ductwork in order to have whole–home cooling; this can be great news for those with older homes who have had challenges trying to attain cooling for their homes. Second, the system is easily expandable. Adding an addition? Need to cool another room? All you need is another blower and the support of the outdoor unit. If you’ve been looking for energy efficiency, a ductless air conditioner definitely has it: first, there’s no ductwork from which to lose air and second, the individual indoor blowers allow you to use only the cooling you need.
This combination can help you save a lot of energy, which you’ll see in your monthly energy bills. A last benefit to consider is the customized comfort a ductless split system can offer you. Each indoor blower operates independently, giving you the ability to cool your home via zones. This helps prevent warm spots and also allows you to turn off the cooling to areas that are unoccupied or not being used.
We Install Ductless Air Conditioners
In some respects, the installation of a ductless system can be easier than that of a traditional AC system – but this does not mean you should endeavor to install a ductless split system yourself. If a ductless mini–split seems like a good fit for your home, take the first step and call one of the experts at Donald P. Dick Air Conditioning today.