Indoor Air Quality
Ductless Air Conditioning in Salt Lake City, UT by One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning
When people think of air conditioning for a home or apartment, two different types of systems come to mind: the small wall/window unit AC that sends cooled air directly into a single room, and central air conditioning that cools multiple rooms through a network of ducts connected to an indoor evaporator unit. There is a method that falls between the two of these, the ductless mini split. For many homes, going with a ductless air conditioner is the ideal middle ground between the point-cooling window unit and the more powerful central air conditioner.
One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning offers a full range of services for ductless air conditioning: replacement, new installation, repairs, maintenance. If you currently have a ductless air conditioner, or if you think you may want one installed for your home in Salt Lake City, UT, just give our staff a call. They can answer any of your questions and help set up an appointment.
The HVAC professionals at One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning provide installation and other services for ductless air conditioning throughout Salt Lake and Utah Counties. Call us today to schedule service.
How a Ductless AC Works
A ductless air conditioner can work without the need for ducts by instead using a series of individual air handlers that are mounted in rooms (usually high on the wall over a window) and connected through power and refrigerant lines to an outdoor condenser unit. The air handlers provide direct cooling to a room, but have superior energy efficiency and cooling capacity compared to a standard air/wall unit. Each air handler contains its own evaporator coil, blower fan, and condensate line.
Benefits of a Ductless Mini Split Air Conditioner
There are a number of excellent reasons to consider installing a ductless mini split air conditioner. Here are a few of the more prominent ones:
- They are better fits for some homes: The absence of ducts makes these systems ideal for homes that lack the space for an extensive ventilation system, such as an older, historic home. But ductless mini splits are also excellent for new homes, since they grant much greater design freedom. Another situation where they work well are small homes that only need a few rooms cooled, and for add–on rooms where it would be too difficult to extend the ventilation system.
- They have high energy efficiency: A standard air conditioner can lose a great deal of energy through leaks in the ductwork. Heat also enters through the duct walls and increases the air temperature, wasting energy. Removing ducts from the process makes for a more efficient system overall.
- They help with indoor air quality: The ducts inside homes are an environment that allows for dust and other pollutants to build up. When the AC fan comes on, these pollutants are blown out into the air of the living space. A ductless system lacks this reservoir of contaminants and will help make your indoor air quality healthier.
Call Us for Ductless Air Conditioning Service in Salt Lake City, UT
Installing a new ductless air conditioning system is a fast and easy job for professionals, and our experts at One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning are glad to do it for you. We can also help you decide if a ductless system is a good match for your home. If you are in need of any other services for your ductless AC in Salt Lake City, UT, such as repairs, gives us a call.