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Just What is Ductless Air Condition?

Updated on May 9, 2017

Ductless mini split in a Cedar 3 season porch

When temperatures begin to rise, it is common to start thinking about ways to keep cool and comfortable. For some, a simple fan is enough, for others it means turning down the AC and avoiding extended periods in the heat. But as we all know, there are some methods more effective than others. One such option is the ductless air conditioning system.

The ductless air system, also referred to as a mini-split system, is an efficient and relatively unobtrusive method of keeping your home comfortable all year around. So, what is that all the owners are raving about? Here are just a few of the reasons everyone loves their ductless air conditioners.

  • Ease of Installation – The mini split does not require ductwork, which makes them quick to install. Your HVAC contractor merely needs to drill a few holes, place the unit and connect the conduit to the outdoor condenser and air handler and you are ready to go.
  • Safer – While window and wall units pose an assortment of problems and risk, the ductless air conditioning system does not use combustible fuels for heating, and requires no venting.
  • Flexible – The unit can be attached to the floor or hang from the ceiling making it more versatile than a window unit. In addition, these systems can be set up with a remote control or a manual design, and as there are typically more than o e of these in a home or office, it should be noted that they can be used independently of each other. Perhaps the only time this pro becomes a bit of a con is when one must heat or cool a space that is an open floor plan design. In this scenario, you will need multiple unit and it can be difficult to regulate temperature.
  • More Energy Efficient – Because this system does not need ductwork to move the air, there is no thermal or air losses like in closed air systems. The heated or cooled air blows directly into the space. Ductless mini splits must meet the same standards – SEER and HSPF – as the others, but typically will surpass the minimum standards. In the average home, you lose as much as 25% of the energy to ductwork, not so with a ductless AC system. With an Energy Star system, you will save as much 30% on your HVAC bill.

If you live in a home without existing ductwork or perhaps want to bypass the need for ductwork, then the ductless air conditioning and cooling system is perfect you. Don’t put it off. Talk to your local HVAC system provider today.

Many websites provide additional information on the topic of ductless air conditioning systems. One such site worth visiting is

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