What is ductless?
Many of us have heard of ductless mini split systems, and they have probably seen them in houses, offices, hotels or restaurants. But what does really mean ductless systems?
Ductless mini splits systems provide an easy and convenient way to cool or heat your entire home, without installing ducts typically associated with central air conditioning.
The traditional central air conditioning systems force cooled and heated air through ducts, ductless systems deliver air directly into different zones. They are comprised of a small outdoor unit and one or more indoor units that require nothing more than mounting capabilities and access to electricity.
They can be installed in home additions, new construction, offices, server rooms, condominiums and apartments. Ductless systems can even be fit for buildings that currently use ducted central air systems.
Installing a traditional, ducted system can take several weeks and disrupts daily activities in the home. Ductless systems are far less invasive to install, and depending upon the number of indoor and outdoor units required, can be up and running in as little as one day.
Multi-split systems run on small pipes that require a mere three-inch hole. That means homeowners don’t have to worry about rebuilding walls or ceilings around ductwork and there is no loss of precious square footage.
Additionally, ductless systems take advantage of advances in chemistry to reduce effects on the environment. Ductless systems use a refrigerant called R410A, which is known for its zero ozone depletion potential. This means the system will have less impact on the environment throughout its lifecycle.