The most common type of air conditioner that is installed in St. Louis area homes is the split-system. This type of air conditioner utilizes (among other things) an outdoor condensing unit, an indoor air handler and a duct system that distributes air throughout the home. However, some situations require air conditioning where ductwork is not an option. That's where ductless air conditioning can help. Today we're going to talk about what ductless air conditioning is and when it's a smart idea to use it in your home!
As its name suggests, ductless air conditioning is a style of residential cooling that does not utilize any ductwork. This type of system is called a ductless mini split system.
A ductless mini split air conditioner has one outdoor condensing unit, just like a standard central air conditioning system. However, instead of ductwork, a ductless mini split system utilizes one or more indoor units that are installed directly onto the wall of a room. The indoor and outdoor units are connected by refrigerant lines, and you can install indoor units in any spaces that you'd like. Keep in mind, however, that each indoor unit can only cool one room or section of your home.
When is ductless air conditioning a good option?
In most homes, standard split-system air conditioners are the best option to effectively and efficiently deliver cool air. However, there are some scenarios in which installing ductless air conditioning is a better option, most notably when:
If you have any questions about ductless air conditioning, or if you'd like a cooling system serviced or installed in your home, contact Jerry Kelly, your St. Louis area air conditioning contractor. We service the St. Louis area, including towns like Maryland Heights, O’Fallon and St. Charles, MO.