What is a Ductless AC System? And How Does it Work?

Are you looking to upgrade your HVAC system to a smaller, more energy efficient unit? Ductless air conditioners, also called mini-split air conditioners, offer many unique benefits over traditional HVAC units. Continue reading to learn more and decide if a ductless air conditioner is the right option for your home. 

Central Air vs. Ductless Units

Traditional air conditioners rely on a large central air handler and a network of air ducts to deliver cool air throughout your home. Unlike traditional HVAC units, ductless air conditioners rely on refrigerant lines and small individual units to distribute cool air to each room as needed. At Carolina Comfort Air, we offer a selection of top-of-the-line HVAC units from Trane and Mitsubishi for you to choose from.

Compact Size 

Like the name suggests, mini-split air conditioners are much smaller than traditional HVAC units. Since they don’t require a system of ducts or a large central air handler, they take up much less space, making them a great option for those in smaller homes. Mini-split units are small, but mighty, delivering cool air much faster and more efficiently than traditional air ducts. 

Energy Savings

Ductless air conditioners are not only easier to install and more compact in size, but they can also help save on energy bills. In fact, ductless air conditioners are often 30% more energy efficient than forced air HVAC systems. Since the air isn’t having to travel through a network of ducts, the system requires much less energy input to cool your home. Also, mini-split air conditioners give you more control over the temperature in each room. Instead of cooling the whole house to your ideal bedroom temperature, you can easily control the temperature on a room-by-room basis, helping to drive energy costs down. 

Easy Servicing and Repairs

HVAC servicing and repairs are made easier with ductless air conditioners. Due to the simplicity of the system, air leaks, pressure imbalances and other issues aren’t a worry with ductless air conditioners. Furthermore, ductless air conditioners are much easier and less invasive to install if your home doesn’t have pre-existing ductwork, making them ideal for new builds. Since ductless systems rely on several mini-split units, it’s easier to diagnose where a problem may be occurring. Regardless of which air conditioning system you choose, the experts at Carolina Comfort Air offer top notch service and repair to ensure your home is comfortable all year long.

Wondering if a ductless air conditioner is right for your home? Give us a call at (919) 367-3818 to learn more!