What Is a Ductless Split System and How Does It Work?
Ductless Split System

Cooling and heating the interior of office buildings and condominiums requires HVAC systems that work efficiently and optimally. It can be challenging to ensure that each unit enables indoor comfort for everyone inside the building. At the same time, you have some requirements that must be met. For example, the equipment needs to be energy-efficient, easy to maintain, and must not need new duct systems run. It’s possible to check off those boxes on your list by investing in a ductless split system. These cooling units are efficient and make the interior air cooler without much energy consumption. Finally, they are quickly installed by an experienced commercial heating and air conditioning company, making your job extremely easy.

Understand the Basics of Ductless Split Systems

What is a ductless split system, and how does it work? You can make informed choices when you understand these basics and work with your preferred HVAC installation company. Here is a breakdown:

  1. It is a system that combines an outdoor unit (condenser) and an indoor unit (evaporator). In its basic form, a ductless split system is an HVAC system with one outdoor condensing unit and one indoor evaporator & fan unit. The two are connected by refrigerant tubing and electrical wiring. The indoor unit is either mounted on the wall or in the ceiling space and is responsible for delivering the cooled or heated air if it is a heat pump, directly into the room instead of using ductwork. 
  2. It can deliver comfortable air to more than one room. If multiple locations are required, they can be divided into zones, you can install a system that is comprised of one outdoor unit and multiple indoor units. Each indoor unit handles the cooling or heating of the area in which it is installed. This means you can limit the use of less-used rooms and save money and energy by reducing energy consumption.
  3. It works by extracting the heat from the air. The outdoor unit pumps refrigerant through tubing to the indoor unit to cool a room. The liquid refrigerant turns to gas. This chemical process removes existing heat and humidity from the surrounding air. Then the cooler, less humid air is blown back into the room. The gas heads back to the outdoor unit, cools to a liquid, and the cycle starts again. (A ductless heat pump will also heat a room using the same process in reverse.)
  4. There are many benefits of using a ductless system. A ductless system may be the right choice if you are looking for cost-effective options. Benefits include:
    • No ductwork required – You don’t have to get an older building retrofitted with new ducts.
    • Pinpoint comfort – Since each indoor unit works independently, rooms can be cooled and heated as required.
    • Great for allergy control – Unlike conventional systems there is no ductwork for dirt, dust and debris to accumulate. These units provide cleaner air, which is better for allergy sufferers.

Choose an Experienced Company for All Your Commercial HVAC Needs

Stay on top of new and energy-efficient ways to heat and cool the buildings you maintain. Enlist the services of a dependable heating and air conditioning company like TRI-AIR. We can handle all your commercial heating and cooling needs, including installation. Our knowledgeable technicians stand ready for all your routine, corrective, and emergency HVAC maintenance needs. We will assess your system and address any repair or maintenance items to give your system the longest extended life possible through our scheduled maintenance program. Learn more about us and our services as one of the region’s oldest companies in the commercial HVAC field.

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