Ductless Mini Split Systems Can Keep Homes Cool All Summer Long
With impending get-togethers and the potential for several people to be together indoors, homeowners also need to prepare for rising indoor temperatures from all that body heat!
A great way to do this is to consider ductless mini-split cooling systems. Some homeowners may have heard of these systems before, but this may be a new concept to many. Homeowners should understand what exactly ductless cooling is, how it compares to central cooling, and how the system impacts air quality. Read on for all this information and more!
Ductless Cooling Defined
Let’s begin with an overview of ductless cooling and how it works. Ductless cooling involves air conditioning systems that are placed directly into the walls of the home. As the name implies, there is no ductwork like those found with other systems. As such, ductless cooling is great for homes without ductwork or if homeowners want to get additions done on their homes.
In terms of how ductless cooling actually works, the system cools individual living spaces. Structurally, a ductless system involves an indoor component (evaporator, blower) and an outdoor component (condenser, compressor, fan). These two parts are connected through electrical wiring and copper refrigerant tubing.
Ductless Cooling Versus Central Cooling
Concerning function, it is vital to differentiate ductless cooling from central cooling. The key difference between these two systems is that a central cooling system delivers cool air throughout the home via vents and ductwork. In contrast, ductless cooling does not use actual ducts, so these systems can only cool single living spaces. This is a big benefit if homeowners plan to host guests this Fourth of July and want to add cooling capacity to independent (pun intended) rooms!
Overall, ductless cooling systems are smaller, more flexible, and relatively easy to install, but they can be less aesthetically pleasing and more expensive. While virtually invisible and easy to install with existing ductwork, central cooling systems can cost a good amount of money over the years and do require annual maintenance.
Ductless Cooling and Indoor Air Quality
While traditional central cooling systems can improve indoor air quality, they need to be well maintained. Unfortunately, this is not always the case, which is why many homeowners should be wary if their systems rely on ductwork. For example, if ducts are not regularly cleaned, they can accumulate dirt, dust, pollen, and other air pollutants. These pollutants can then get pushed into the air when the system begins to circulate cool air.
Ductless systems can be significantly better for indoor air quality, as they simply do not rely on ducts to produce cool air. There is no need to worry about clogged or broken ducts that may be leading to poor air quality since they do not even exist in the first place! This will have long-term health benefits, especially for families that struggle with allergies and other sensitivities to air particles.
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