When it’s hot outside, an air conditioner is a must have appliance to stay cool and comfortable. Ductless air conditioners are relatively new air cooling systems that cool a room or area without pushing air through ducts.
Ductless mini split air conditioners work similarly to central AC units but without ducts. Non-ducting using air conditioners can be installed in any building including homes, cabins, garages, and sheds.
Ductless Air Conditioner Installation
For most homeowners, ductless air conditioner installations are best left to professional service technicians. Installing the unit requires electrical work and drilling through your walls to connect the line set from the inside unit to the outdoor condenser. The evaporator unit is mounted to an inside wall while the condenser is installed outside the home, usually on a padded ground or mounted to the exterior of your home.
A professional technician from Northwinds HVAC will not only help you choose the right size ductless split air conditioner for your room but will install the whole unit quickly and efficiently so you will be feeling cool and comfortable in no time.
Professional Ductless Air Conditioner Repair
With regular maintenance, your ductless mini split air conditioner can last for years. Getting a certified HVAC technician in to inspect and repair your unit will help keep the machine running efficiently without major issues developing.
Ductless air conditioners have many parts that heat, cool, dehumidify, and purify the air. Dust, dirt, and ice buildup can eventually cause damage to your units and hoses. By maintaining your air conditioner and having a Northwinds HVAC technician replace damaged parts, you can prevent major repair problems developing in your ductless air conditioner.
Save With Ductless Air Conditioner Repair
You can save money on ductless split air conditioner repairs by regularly inspecting your machine and performing routine maintenance. Before the hot season starts, you should:
Clean the coil and condenser
Clean and replace your filters
Inspect your pipes for leaks and dirt build-up
Make sure there is ample clear space around your condenser so it can operate properly.
Call in the professionals when you notice minor problems to avoid bigger issues from developing.
With regular care, your ductless air conditioner installation can last 20 years or longer. At Northwinds HVAC, we offer regular maintenance packages by certified professionals at affordable prices. Book an appointment with us today so we can get your ductless mini split air conditioner ready for when you need it.
Are ductless AC units more efficient than central air conditioners?
Yes. Ductless split air conditioners do not waste energy pushing air through ductwork. Instead, they blow air directly into a room so less energy is used cooling your space. Mini splits also have different settings so you can adjust your unit to suit your needs. Because evaporator units are set up in each room inside your home, you can choose which ones to turn on or off so you are not wasting energy cooling an area that is not used. This will also save money and energy usage.
How does a ductless AC work?
A ductless mini split air conditioner works similarly to central air conditioners but without using ducts to transport the cool air throughout the area. With a mini split, the indoor evaporator unit sucks the hot air in, cools it using cold evaporator coils, then blows the cool air directly back into the room. The line set attached to the evaporator blows the hot air and moisture to the outside condenser unit where it is expelled outside.
How many square feet can a ductless air conditioner cool?
Like central air conditioners, ductless air conditioner size in based on the number of BTU’s or British Thermal Units it takes to cool a room. The higher the BTU’s the bigger the area. For example, a 300 square foot room needs 9,000 BTU’s to cool the area. A 1,500 square foot space needs 36,000 BTU’s to cool the room. Getting the right size ductless split air conditioner is important. A unit that is too small will not cool your room properly while a ductless air conditioner that is too big will waste energy over cooling your space.
How long do ductless systems last?
With proper care and maintenance, a ductless air conditioner can last 20 years or longer. At Northlands HVAC, we have regular maintenance packages to help you extend the life of your ductless mini split air conditioner. Call us today to install your ductless AC.