Living in San Antonio, air conditioning is pretty much a requirement in all households. It would certainly be a different way of life to brave the elements and live in the triple-degree weather without it. With Wright Services, you can determine if ductless AC is the right choice for you and your home.
The Basics of Ductless AC (AKA Ductless Mini-Splits)
Ductless AC, also known as “mini-splits,” operates like a central air conditioning unit — only without the ducts. Like central air conditioning, ductless ACs suck in warm air from inside your home. This machinery absorbs moisture and heat, and transports it outside. Both forms of air conditioning produce cool air, despite having a few notable differences.
The Difference Between Ductless Cooling And Central Cooling
Ductless and central cooling produce cool air in the same way. Their main difference is how they deliver cool air. Ductless AC blows air directly into the one room or area that needs cooling. Since this system doesn’t use ductwork for temperature control, your air will feel cooler upon delivery.
Central systems send the air through a series of ducts dispersed throughout the home, cooling the home through the network of channels. Although this method is effective, air can grow warmer as it travels through the ducts.
The Three Parts Of Ductless Mini-Splits
Ductless technology may sound too good to be true, but its operation process is simple! Understanding how your mini-split system operates can maximize your AC efficiency. Additionally, it can help you determine which type to invest in for your next air conditioner installation.
A Blower And Evaporator Unit
This unit typically sits on the wall of the area that it cools — it’s the inside unit. This unit’s job is to suck in the heat and moisture from the room, absorb it then blow out cool air into the same room. Although their sizes may vary, most blower and evaporator units are thin and about three feet long.
The conduit connects the indoor machinery to the outdoor unit of the ductless system. This component looks like a long and thin cable, and it feeds electrical power to the indoor and outdoor units. The conduit is where the heat and moisture from inside your home goes, making its way to the condenser.
This is the outside unit for the ductless cooling system. The condenser is what takes all the heat and moisture from inside your home and lets it go outside. Without this component, your mini-split system wouldn’t be able to effectively cool your home.
Why Is Ductless AC More Efficient?
Energy efficiency is a crucial factor to consider when choosing a new cooling system. Ductless cooling is commonly known as the more efficient version of air conditioning. According to mini-split experts, here’s why:
- No ducts, no leakage! With central AC, air can escape through duct leaks and damages.
- You can use up to four evaporator units per condenser unit and cool multiple rooms.
- Ductless AC is an excellent and lower cost option for older homes that don’t have ductwork (in comparison to the cost of installing central AC and ducts).
- Because ductless systems cool just one room, each room can be set at its own temperature.
Ductless AC may be the right option for you and your home. It has a variety of residential benefits, and it will definitely help keep you cool. A professional HVAC technician can help you weigh your options and reach a decision!
San Antonio Ductless AC Installation
Whether you have ductless AC questions, concerns or any other air condition needs, Wright Services can help you escape the heat waves of San Antonio. After all, you can’t go wrong with Wright! Feel free to contact us today to explore your air conditioning options!