Ductless air conditioners are a great solution for many homes or rooms in which installing central air conditioning is not a possibility. While many homeowners without ductwork choose to install window or small room air conditioning units, these may be noisy, inefficient, and unable to cool large areas. Mitsubishi ductless AC systems are the best choice for many homeowners due to their high performance and efficiency and their ability to cool multiple rooms with separate thermostats.
How Does Ductless Air Conditioning Work?
With a traditional split-system air conditioner, the outdoor condenser unit connects to a single indoor air handler. The air handler or furnace connects to the return and supply ducts in the home. The return ducts suck in the air from the home while the supply ducts distribute the now-cooled air to the home. With a ductless system, the air handler is mounted directly onto the wall, eliminating the need for ductwork. The air handler both pulls in air from the living space and pushes the air back out after it is cooled. The installation requires only a tiny hole drilled into the wall so that the refrigerant line can run between both units.
Each outdoor unit can usually accommodate up to four indoor air handlers for even cooling throughout the home. Each air handler is also controlled by its own thermostat, or you can control every unit with a master thermostat. This means you can keep the air running in certain areas of the home and save money by shutting it off in other areas.
Is a Mitsubishi Ductless AC Right for Me?
There are many benefits of Mitsubishi ductless AC systems. Ductless air conditioners tend to have a higher SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) than central air conditioners, which means you may see significant savings every month. Zone control is another appealing feature since your family members can set the temperature in different areas of the home to their own preferences.
However, ductless air conditioning may not be right for every home. The best person to speak with about ductless installation is an air conditioning professional. For Mitsubishi ductless AC installations in Orange County, CA, call Command A/C today!