What to Do If You Don’t Have Room for Ducts | Comfort Zone
August 1, 2016

If you live in an older home that doesn’t have space for ductwork in its walls, you’ve probably had to rely on window air conditioning units to keep cool through our hot and humid summers. When the window AC was invented in the 1950s, it was a breakthrough in offering affordable indoor cooling for homes. But that was long ago, and central air conditioning is now the far superior option compared to the inefficient and often ineffective window units.

Thankfully, you have a better option than window ACs if you live in a home that lacks the room for ducts: a ductless mini split air conditioning system.

How Does Ductless Air Conditioning Work?

A ductless AC has some similarities to window units: an air handler with a refrigerant coil and fan sends conditioned air directly into a room. But where a window air conditioner is a single piece of equipment, the air handlers in a ductless system form part of network placed around the house.

Instead of a single bulky unit that has to extend outside to release heat, each of the different air handlers around the home hook to a single outdoor condenser cabinet through refrigerant and power lines. The outdoor cabinet takes care of releasing heat, while the air handlers distribute the cool air to different rooms. It doesn’t require an inch of ductwork, and you’ll be able to enjoy cooling to all the spots in your home that need it.

Other Advantages

Aside from allowing for better air conditioning without requiring ductwork, there are other benefits of going with a ductless mini split system. Because each air handler can work separate from the others, you only need to run the air conditioning in rooms that need it, which helps save energy. Ductless system are also energy efficient because they use smaller mechanical parts than conventional ACs and window units—and they don’t gain any heat through ducts or suffer from duct leaks.

Comfort Zone Heating & Cooling is the place to call for ductless air conditioning installation and other comfort services in Cumming and Cartersville, GA. Call our customer service specialists at 770-213-COOL (2665) and let us know how we can help.

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