Ductwork is the system of pipes and vents that circulate air throughout a home. It is installed in the walls, ceilings, and floors, and it is an essential part of many heating and cooling systems.
Fortunately, you may not require built-in ducts to install an air conditioner in your home. There is a type of air conditioner that does not require built-in ducts, and this is known as the mini-split system.
How Mini-Splits Work
Mini-splits are also called ductless air conditioners, and they are becoming increasingly popular.
This type of air conditioning system works by circulating refrigerant through a system of outdoor and indoor units. The outdoor unit contains the compressor, while the indoor unit contains the evaporator coils. There is a small hole in the wall or ceiling where the two units are connected.
Refrigerant circulates between the indoor and outdoor units, absorbing heat from the indoor air and releasing it outdoors. This process cools the indoor air, which is then circulated back into the room by a fan.
Mini-splits are a great option for homes that do not have built-in ductwork, or for homeowners who want to supplement their existing heating and cooling system. They are also very efficient and can save you money on your energy bills.
Things to Know Before Installing Mini-Splits
Installing mini-splits is not a do-it-yourself project. You will need to hire a qualified AC technician to install your system.
When you meet with the technician, they will inspect your home and help you determine if mini-splits are the right option for you. They will also help you choose the right size for your home and determine the best location for the indoor and outdoor units.
If you are considering installing a new AC system in your home, Batey Brothers Heating & Cooling is at your service. As trusted HVAC service providers, we’ve been serving Scottsboro and Huntsville homeowners just like you since 2006. Whether you need cooling, heating, or heat pump services, we have you covered. Call us today to learn more about your options.