In areas where the weather is pleasant much of the year, ducts do not always come standard in houses. Ductless homes and businesses are common in Florida, but you still need air conditioning to make it through the hottest days. If you are looking for a whole-house or single-room air conditioning system, a ductless mini split is the way to go.

When you hear about ductless air conditioning, you may first think about those small window or room air conditioning systems which many people rely on as an AC alternative. But these are highly inefficient, noisy, and not usually powerful enough to cool down a room quickly and completely. Ductless air conditioning systems have an outside compressor unit (which means noise is confined to the outdoors) and one or more air handlers attached and mounted on the walls.

Ductless air conditioning systems have the same major components as other air conditioning systems, except that the air handler is directly on the wall. Refrigerant moves indoors and absorbs heat as it changes from a liquid to a gas while passing through the evaporator coil. Outdoors, refrigerant passes through the compressor, where it becomes a very hot, high-pressure gas, before moving to the condenser coil. Here, heat dissipates as the refrigerant changes from a gas to a liquid.

Many ductless air conditioning systems also act as heaters. Ductless heat pumps contain additional valves which allow refrigerant to move the other way. So, it absorbs heat from the air outside and brings this heat into your home. A ductless mini split is a highly effective and efficient cooling and heating system, more efficient than many standard air conditioners and heaters. As an added bonus, family members can change the temperature in one room separately from the temperature in other rooms, as each air handler has its own thermostat.

Call the experts at Advantage Air Conditioning of the Treasure Coast, Inc. today for ductless air conditioning installation, repair, or maintenance in Saint Lucie and Palm Beach County, FL today!

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