Air ducts are a necessity for most conventional home heating and cooling systems. Most of these are “forced-air” systems, meaning they use a blower fan and a set of air ducts to circulate cooled or warmed air throughout a building.
But not all homes are built with air ducts. Older homes, smaller spaces, or room additions in an existing home may be without ducts, and that means homeowners find varying solutions for heating and cooling—like portable AC and heat or noisy window units. But these are often inefficient and of a poor quality.
We have a solution. We install ductless heating and cooling systems throughout the Nichols, GA area, and our customers love that they can get whole-home comfort without making any major renovations to their homes.
Here’s How It Is Set Up
Ductless heating and cooling systems have an outdoor unit, just like any conventional central air conditioner. The difference is that there is no central blower and evaporator unit (air handler). Rather, there are individual air handlers mounted throughout the home that move air right into the rooms.
The entire installation process is typically completed in only one business day. Technicians will have to drill a hole in the wall to feed through the refrigerant line, but this is a minor change to a home compared to the impact of installing air ducts.
And How It Works
The whole system works a lot like a conventional heat pump (a heating and cooling system in one). Refrigerant moves from the indoor units to the outdoor units. In the summer, refrigerant absorbs heat from the indoor air and moves it outside to start the cooling process. In the winter, refrigerant absorbs heat from outside and brings it in.
This is highly efficient because moving heat around uses less energy than generating heat. Efficiency ratings are much higher than those of window units, room air conditioners, and portable heating systems (which means significantly lower bills), and your home is more comfortable with a system sized accurately for your home and built to last.
AAction Air Conditioning & Heating Co. Inc. offers quality work for a fair price throughout the Nichols, GA area. Call us to learn more about ductless heating and cooling systems.