The ABC’s Of The Ductless Mini Split Air Conditioner

January 4, 2019

You might think that if your house is older or you don’t have the necessary ductwork for some other reason, you won’t be able to enjoy the benefits of air conditioning in the summer. The ductless mini split air conditioner is the solution. Like the more common central air conditioning system, this version has two main components—an outdoor condenser/compressor and a unit that handles the air inside the dwelling. Linking these two components is a conduit that holds the condensate drain and power cable and refrigerant tubing. Remember that since these units don’t operate using ducts, one of their main advantages is the fact there is no corresponding energy loss. Energy lost through ducts can account for up to 30 percent of energy consumption for central air conditioners. Another benefit is the fact these are easy to install. All that’s needed structurally is a hole approximately 8 cm that will allow for the conduit. Window air conditioners, on the other hand, present a bigger point of entry for burglars looking to break in. Various manufacturers also sell different lengths of the conduit so the indoor unit can be as much as 15 meters away from its outdoor counterpart. That allows for more flexibility so the condenser can be placed in the most advantageous spots away from shrubs and overgrowth that can hamper its functioning. Many of the indoor units come with modern looking jackets that blend in well with a variety of decors and remotes for easy operation. Finding the right installers is essential for these units that provide about 12,000 BTU per hour. The location of each indoor unit must be judged correctly to prevent short cycling and energy waste. So simply give us a call to see if this is a possibility in your home and we can provide you with a free no obligation quote. Oosterveld Heating and Air Conditioning is a family-owned and operated business servicing Guelph and the surrounding areas. Contact us today for more information!

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